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Fort Collins

About the City

Fort Collins, CO has had many nicknames throughout the years: "The Lilac City," the "Horn of Plenty," "FoCo" and "Fortunate Fort Collins." According to a 2018 article published by the Coloradoan, the name "Choice City" of Colorado has stuck because it is one of the best places to live, the city was called this name during the Cold War and because locals use this nickname in their advertising.

We think one of the reasons Fort Collins is a great place to live and visit is because of the variety of fun activities and attractions to try there. We made a list of our favorite things to do in the "Choice City" down below.
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Visit a brewery

Fort Collins has over 10 breweries from you to choose from to try locally made craft beer. Being the provider of over 70% of Colorado's craft beer, Fort Collins is the best place to go in Colorado to learn how beer is made and to try vintage beer recipes. Some of the breweries with the most reviews in the area include:

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Ride a hot air balloon

Have you ever ridden in a hot air balloon? If not, then you should! Get beautiful views of Fort Collins in the air with your friends and family. The ride is usually relaxing and calming, so climb into the gondola and soar in the air while forgetting your worries.

Some of the companies that offer a hot air balloon ride in Fort Collins are No Worries! Hot Air Ballooning, Life cycle Hot Air Balloon and Windtracker Balloon Adventures.
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Go adventuring on a fat bike

Ideal for winter, fat bikes are bikes with larger wheels that can go over most terrains, especially snow. Experience the Rocky Mountains from behind the bars of a fat bike.
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Attend a concert

Fort Collins is known for having enriching, awesome concerts and music festivals. Get a taste of music from local musicians at the concerts scattered throughout the year.

This year's music festivals include Taste of Fort Collins in June and Bohemian Nights New West Fest in August.

The summer is a big time of year for concerts, so check out music events like:

  • Holiday Twin Drive & Jive
  • Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live
  • Lagoon Concert Series
  • The Lincoln Center Children's Summer Concert Series

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Have fun in the sun

One of the most popular bodies of water to visit near Fort Collins is Horsetooth Reservoir. This reservoir is a wonderful place to bike, boat, dive, waterski, cliff jump, wakeboard, sun tan, swim and more! There is an entry fee to the reservoir. If you want to bring your dog, visit the Spring Canyon Dog Park.
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Go on a hike

The best hikes to do while you're in Fort Collins are:

  • Horsetooth Falls - easy, 2.2 miles
  • Coyote Ridge Trail - easy, 4.1 miles
  • South Ridge and Audra Culver - moderate, 4.4 miles
  • Poudre River Trail - easy, 9.4 miles
  • Reservoir Ridge Trail - moderate, 4.8 miles

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Find a unique souvenir

Looking to bring home to your friends and family a cool mug, shirt, pair of cowboy boots or bolo tie? Then Fort Collins is for you. Check out shops like Around FoCo, Front Range Village, Foothills Flea Market & Antiques and Heyday Boutique to find the souvenir you're looking for.
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Stay with us

Because we're only 30 minutes away from Fort Collins, CO, you can explore all the city has to offer without having to drain your RV or car of gas. Stay with us today to do something fun in Fort Collins!