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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“If you're looking for a fun day trip outside of Denver City limits, look no further than the gorgeous scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park! With endless miles of hiking trails and breath-taking scenic drives, and ample wild life, Rocky Mountain National park will show you what Colorado is all about! It's a bit of a drive to the park, so planning a full day to visit is best. Estes Park, the nearest town, is an attraction all of it's own! Summer time, late spring, and early fall are the best times to visit the park for hiking; the beauty of the park can be appreciated year-round though!”
  • 385 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great for boating, wave runners, outdoor activities like, running, biking, and walking trails around the lake.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Free daily tours and tastings this craft brewery is famous here in Fort Collins. Great patio and fire pit area as well. Only 15 minutes away Great patio and fire pit area as well.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Brewery
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“New Belgium is one of the largest breweries in the US - call ahead and schedule a tour! Or sit out on the beautiful patio.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bar
“Speakeasy hidden beneath the city scape. Very unique cocktails and tapas-type food menu. Ask for the Absinthe menu only available by request :-)”
  • 61 locals recommend
Plaza
“The lights in the winter are spectacular. Outdoor movies in the summer, concerts, great cafe's, ice cream, fountains. It's a great place to visit. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Hotel
“The inspiration of the Shining, located in the mountain town of Estes. They offer guided tours which looking into before heading up.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Another local favorite. Breakfast and lunch mostly. Beignets, hearty, spicy meals. In a yellow house with an outdoor patio for nice weather.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderful for kids and adults alike! Engagement based learning and activities. Take the Max-line transit for best convenience!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“The park has endless trails for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. There are many coves to swim in and the paddle boarding provides spectacular views!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Government Building
“A must in the summer! This entrance is way less crowded than the Estes entrance.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent spot for breakfast or brunch. Definitely worth the wait. Put your name down and then walk down the street to Mugs for a good coffee. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Only a 30 minute drive - visit during the day for a great view of the Poudre river while you sip refreshments and enjoy a nice lunch.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fort Collins classic for great (strong) margaritas and tex/fresh Mexican eats!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Theatre
“You can't beat the shows at the Lincoln center. Make sure you book tickets early as they are always selling out. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Vibrant, locally owned, sustainable cafe serving up traditional Mexican eats with a Colorado twist plus margaritas & beer in Estes Park. We've enjoyed meals and happy hours there. Love the skinny margaritas!”
  • 25 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“The inspiration of the Shining, located in the mountain town of Estes. They offer guided tours which looking into before heading up.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Another local favorite. Breakfast and lunch mostly. Beignets, hearty, spicy meals. In a yellow house with an outdoor patio for nice weather.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent spot for breakfast or brunch. Definitely worth the wait. Put your name down and then walk down the street to Mugs for a good coffee. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Only a 30 minute drive - visit during the day for a great view of the Poudre river while you sip refreshments and enjoy a nice lunch.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Fort Collins classic for great (strong) margaritas and tex/fresh Mexican eats!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Vibrant, locally owned, sustainable cafe serving up traditional Mexican eats with a Colorado twist plus margaritas & beer in Estes Park. We've enjoyed meals and happy hours there. Love the skinny margaritas!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“The Lyric is a unique, independent movie theater. Enjoy your movie with one of our local brews. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
“This is a great breakfast place. There is usually a wait, however they have coffee and outdoor heaters to keep you occupied while you wait. The food and service are great. Be sure to order a cinnamon roll :)”
  • 31 locals recommend

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