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Fall in Love with Longmont

Fall in Love with Longmont
4 days

Sample all the flavors Longmont has to offer — from goat cheese to craft beer, fine dining, U-pick apples, farmers' market finds and casual eats, as well as a taste of adventure and history while you're at it.

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Travel Like a Local:

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day 1
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Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

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Part of a historic century-old farm specializing in heirloom apples, YA YA Farm & Orchard is a U-pick-it apple orchard located in Longmont. We offer family-oriented fall activities. 

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Farm Fun: You can visit the farm stand, which has apples, apple cider donuts, apple pies and more. There are also farm animals, including Percheron draft horses, chickens, turkeys and peacocks. Take a tractor-drawn hayride or self-guided tour and breathe in the crisp fall air. There is also a U-pick section for apples, cherries, pumpkins, veggies and flowers. Reservations are required for fruit picking only.
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Post Chicken & Beer Longmont

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Seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, this supreme casual restaurant in Longmont has crazy-good fried chicken, icy cold Colorado craft beers, happy hour.

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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

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Cheesy Tour:

If you would like to learn more about how cheese is made from Farm-to-Table, make sure to take their three-hour experience. It starts by spending an hour with the friendly Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf dairy goat herd. You will learn all about the goats and you’ll get to actually milk one of the does.

Dinner

Mike O'Shays Restaurant and Ale House

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We have been a staple of Longmont and Boulder County for more than 30 years and strive to provide the community with excellent food and drinks and an inviting atmosphere. 

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Downtown Longmont Creative District

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Mixing historic charm and character with modern style and convenience, downtown Longmont is filled with inspiring architecture, interactive retail stores, eclectic dining and great art venues.... Read More

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Art Spottin': See how many art installations you can spot throughout the Downtown Longmont Creative District and around the city. These works are part of Longmont's Art in Public Places program, which boasts over 100 permanent and temporary art installations.
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 2
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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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Head East: Drive about an hour east of town to visit Keenesburg's Wild Animal Sanctuary, where rescued animals live in large open habitats on 789 acres.
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The Wild Animal Sanctuary

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30 miles northeast of Denver. See more than 500 lions, tigers, bears, leopards, cougars, wolves and other carnivores rescued from illegal or abusive situations, roaming freely in species... Read More

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Drive Back to Longmont: After touring the Sanctuary, head back to Longmont for a late lunch.
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Jefe's Tacos & Tequila

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Jefe's Tacos & Tequila combines the authentic with the modern, both in food and drink. Read More
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Longmont Museum

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Permanent exhibitions explore the history of Longmont and the St. Vrain Valley. Special exhibitions may be hands-on children-oriented exhibitions, high-quality local, regional, or national art,... Read More

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Day of the Dead Celebration:

If you're visiting in late October or early November, the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center hosts the largest Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead celebration in Colorado, attracting more than 6,000 people. The event's date varies annually, so check their calendar for details.

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The Dickens Tavern

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Now you can find the best food and atmosphere in the territory, in an authentic setting, with friendly staff and nightlife unlike any other.

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Catch a Show at Dickens:

Stay for live entertainment at the Dickens Opera House, just upstairs from the tavern. The Opera House was built in 1881 by William H. Dickens, a cousin of Charles Dickens, in order to bring culture and entertainment to Longmont and hosts live music, comedy and variety shows most nights of the week.

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 3
Breakfast

Ziggi's Coffee

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Enjoying an exceptional cup of coffee goes beyond taking the first sip. For us, the experience not only starts with choosing to use quality, hand-picked beans, it’s also about providing fast and... Read More

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Admire the Architecture: While you savor a coffee and a pastry at Ziggi's, check out your surroundings. The 1904 building was the old Longmont National Bank and is now a historic landmark.
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Longmont Farmers Market

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The Longmont Farmers' Market season runs every Saturday beginning the first Saturday in April through the first Saturday in November, 8 a.m to 1 p.m. Read More
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Cheese Importers

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Cheese Importers is a Colorado family-owned business founded in 1976. We offer natural, organic and imported cheeses, cured meats, specialty oils, spices, olives, chocolate, and other unique... Read More

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Behind-the-Scenes Fun at Cheese Importers:

Put on a special coat and head into the largest walk-in cheese cooler in Colorado to browse cheese, charcuteries and more from all over the world. Pick something tasty off their cheese-inspired menu; and after lunch, shop at the French-inspired market.

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Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch

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At the Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch and Full Circle Farms, we grow over 100 different varieties of vegetables and pumpkins, all USDA Certified Organic. Come visit our fully Certified Organic... Read More

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Fall Fest: Throughout the month of October (Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00am–6:00pm), the Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch hosts their Fall Festival, which features tons of carnival fun and a pick-your-own-pumpkin patch.
Dinner

Sugarbeet

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Sugarbeet is a wonderful spot for a romantic dinner for two or for meeting friends and business associates.  Join us for dinner and drinks and enjoy an incredible meal in an intimate, yet casual... Read More

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Longmont Climbing Collective

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Longmont's only indoor bouldering gym. Also offering fitness equipment, yoga and training in a 15,000-square-foot climbing facility. Read More
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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
Breakfast

Aime's Love

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We’re your premier gluten-free bakery and cafe, and a proud member of the Colorado community. Yes, everything is gluten-free and delicious! We would love to create your next tasty treat. Read More
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Explore the Town of Lyons

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Take a drive west of Longmont to Lyons to enjoy the views and changing fall colors. Browse their Main Street's shops and restaurants and take in the scenery. Check out the original location of Oskar Blues Brewery at the Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, and kids of all ages will enjoy the Lyons Classic Pinball and Video with over 70 classic pinball machines and arcade games. Then, take a hike at Buttonrock Preserve or Rabbit Mountain to enjoy the autumn foliage and river views.

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Drive Back to Longmont: Cruise back to Longmont for a late lunch.
Lunch

Rosalee's Pizzeria

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Rosalee’s Pizzeria is an Old World East Coast-style neighborhood pizzeria. Read More

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Homemade Goodness: Order a pie and a beer at Rosalee's and snag a seat on the patio to people watch downtown. Their cheese is shredded and grated by hand, they make their sauce from the highest quality tomatoes and the fresh ground pork sausage is a treat you won't want to miss!
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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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Samples Longmont

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Mark and Carmen Sample started Samples World Bistro out of love of good food, awesome craft beer, and the desire to create a place of meaningful employment for adults with disabilities.

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Take an Evening Stroll Around McIntosh Lake

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Take in some of the best views of Longs Peak, the 14,259-foot Colorado fourteener and Longmont's namesake peak, on the 3.5-mile loop.
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