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5 Days in Greeley, Loveland, Longmont & Fort Collins

5 Days in Greeley, Loveland, Longmont & Fort Collins
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While these towns have their roots in agriculture, visitors will discover much more today. From vibrant art communities and a wide variety of outdoor adventures to amazing brews and stunning views, all of these enclaves are stop-worthy destinations.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places:

Donate to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery to help make a unique visitor experience at the museum! From exhibits designed to spark ideas, showcase history, explain phenomena, and describe the events that shape our world, to daily activities like Innovation Lab demonstrations and Take Apart Days, there's always new opportunities to explore, learn, reflect, and have fun. Or check in with Growing Gardens volunteer program for opportunities to give back to local farms.

Day 1
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Colorado Model Railroad Museum

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The Colorado Model Railroad Musuem houses America's most scenic model railroad and the only one in the world that operates like a real railroad for the public. Historic fun for the whole family... Read More

Lunch

WeldWerks Brewing Company

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WeldWerks Brewing Company is an award-winning, locally owned and operated craft brewery in historic downtown Greeley. We execute our unique and original product line with the highest quality... Read More

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Centennial Village Museum

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Centennial Village Museum is an 8-acre living history experience featuring over 35 architecturally unique structures, costumed interpreters, heritage farm animals, beautifully landscaped grounds... Read More

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Hike the Poudre River Trail

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The Trail is a wide, paved path with gentle grades that stray away from road noise and busy intersections.
Dinner

Lucky Fins Grill

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Lucky Fins Seafood Grill welcomes you to a new way to experience seafood.We pride ourselves on original great tasting seafood dishes, along with killer two fisted burgers and sandwiches.Our goal... Read More

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Enjoy an Outdoor Movie

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Every weekend at 8:30pm The Kress Cinema shows an outdoor movie.
Lodging

Homewood Suites by Hilton Greeley

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Located within walking distance of shopping, fast food and fine dining, Homewood Suites by Hilton Greeley is an extended-stay hotel that has easy access to all major destinations in the city. Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

Doug's Day Diner

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A place for the regulars and newcomers alike. It’s not home, it’s not work, it’s your “third place”, where you’re taken care of. Read More

Insider's Tip

Head to loveland:

Drive west 35 minutes to Loveland.

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Hike Devil's Backbone

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Red-tailed hawks soaring above, grasslands carpeted with wildflowers, towering rock formations — these are just some of the natural features to be enjoyed at the 2,198-acre Devil’s Backbone Open Space.
Lunch

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch Horseback/Lunch Ride

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Our 3,200 acres offer a “don’t fence me in” riding experience for all ages and abilities. “Saddle bag” lunches can be made available for 2- and 3-hour rides.

Recommended Duration: 2.5 hours

Insider's Tip

Guides to Loveland: Stop into the Loveland Visitors Center to pick up a historic walking map, brewery passport and other walking-tour guides.
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Benson Sculpture Garden

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Located at 2908 Aspen Drive in Loveland, Colorado, Benson Sculpture Garden has provided a beautiful and unique outdoor setting for showcasing sculpture

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Dinner

Door 222

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“Each time I’ve been to Door 222 Food & Drink, I’ve been thrilled with each and every dish. It’s a delectable experience that is truly worth the drive from Fort Collins… Read More
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Tour Downtown Loveland With the Brewery Passport

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Sip, share and celebrate as you navigate through Loveland’s craft beer scene. This passport program lets you take the reins to discover all that the city's thriving craft beer scene has to offer. Pick up your passport at the Loveland Visitors Center.
Lodging

Hampton Inn Loveland

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Hampton Inn Loveland features clean and comfortable guest rooms with microwaves and mini-fridges. Take advantage of our onsite pool, sauna, and fitness center while exploring Loveland. 

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Day 3
Breakfast

Lucile's Creole Cafe- Longmont

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Exploring Creole cooking from around the world. Lucile’s has been providing Colorado with the best breakfast we can find since 1980. As a family establishment Lucile’s has always strived to provide... Read More
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Rocky Mountain Paddle Board - Longmont

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Your headquarters for paddlesport rentals in Colorado. Catering to groups of 5-50 we are more than equipped to make your next outing one to remember! Join us in Longmont for incredible views and... Read More

Lunch

Pumphouse Brewery

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The Pumphouse opened in May of 1996 as an independently-owned, single-unit brewpub. To become a functional restaurant & brewery, the building had to be transformed radically, though much of the... Read More

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The Art of Cheese

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Longmont is home to the Art of Cheese, an artisan cheesemaking school that is perfect for visitors, aspiring home cheese-makers, or people who just love cheese! There are several different... Read More

Dinner

The Roost

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Rustic-chic hangout with New American pub grub & local craft beers, plus live music & a rooftop bar. Read More
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BrewHop Trolley

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Brewhop Trolley is a hop ­on/hop­ off brewery tour operating in Longmont, Colorado. We provide a fun and unique way to frequent all of the breweries and tap houses in Longmont. Once you buy your... Read More

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Get a Crazy Good Craft Pass

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With a thriving craft beverage scene, Longmont is home to a large selection of breweries, distilleries, and a cidery. We are sure you will find something that caters to your palate. Unlock your Crazy Good Craft passport to discover the very best that Longmont has to offer!
Lodging

Fairfield Inn & Suites Boulder Longmont

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Our comfortable, well-appointed hotel is located minutes from shopping and dining at Village at the Peaks. Relax and recharge, knowing that we have amenities that you need and expect. Read More
Day 4

Insider's Tip

Eat Where You Slept: Take advantage of Fairfield Inn & Suites' complimentary breakfast before heading out for the day's adventures!
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Hiking at Horsetooth Reservoir

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The scenic 2,711-acre Horsetooth Mountain Open Space covers elevations from 5,430 to 7,255 feet. Its 29 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails connect to the Blue Sky Trail and Lory State Park trails.
Lunch

Cafe Athens

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Cafe Athens, Northern Colorado's casual, yet classy Greek restaurant with 2 convenient locations in Fort Collins and Loveland. Read More
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Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

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Explore the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins!  Just 60 miles from Denver and 45 miles from Cheyenne, FCMoD blends science, history and culture into an interactive and... Read More

Dinner

Jay's Bistro

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If you're looking for the total package, Jay's Bistro is the ticket to dining in the glow of Historic Downtown Fort Collins. Jay's is a favorite with the locals and welcomes out of town guests. ... Read More

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Social

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Social is a locally-owned, underground, cocktail bar in Old Town Fort Collins. It's a place to enjoy properly crafted cocktails, sommelier selected wines, and abundantly sliced charcuterie. Read More
Lodging

Armstrong Hotel

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 In spring 2019, we underwent thoughtful renovations to bring renewed luster to our historic 97 year old Hotel in our guestrooms and public spaces.  Our newly expanded lobby now creates an even... Read More

Day 5
Breakfast

Harbinger Coffee

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Quality coffee and quality service unite for a life-changing coffee experience at Harbinger Coffee in Fort Collins, Colorado. Read More
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Go Shopping in Downtown Fort Collins

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Quaint boutiques, historic architecture and unique shops line the streets of Old Town Fort Collins.
Lunch

The Colorado Room

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Locally owned restaurant and bar in Fort Collins, CO featuring slow-cooked meat sandwiches, Colorado beer and spirits along with handcrafted artisan goods.

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Jessup Farm Artisan Village

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The historic Jessup's Farm on the east end of Fort Collins has been beautifully restored as an entertainment and dining destination. The old farmhouse is now a wonderful restaurant.

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Lodging

Armstrong Hotel

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 In spring 2019, we underwent thoughtful renovations to bring renewed luster to our historic 97 year old Hotel in our guestrooms and public spaces.  Our newly expanded lobby now creates an even... Read More