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We’re right in the heart of Fort Collins, in walking distance of parks, shopping and Colorado State University. Let us know at any time if you want ideas for things to do during your stay.
If you’re traveling with kids, we suggest walking or biking to the Farm at Lee Martinez Park, then swimming at the outdoor pool and water park at City Park. While you’re at City Park, take in a Fort Collins Foxes baseball game (we’re happy to provide you with complimentary tickets), then take a break from the sun and head back to Old Town to check out the shops and restaurants. (We recommend Clothes Pony and Dandelion Toys for toys and clothing, and Snooze or Big Al’s for breakfast and lunch.) Or stop by Horsetooth Reservoir and have a picnic, then learn something new at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. The best way to end the day? With some delicious ice cream (Old Town is home to Walrus Ice Cream, Ben & Jerry’s, Churn, and Kilwin’s).
Don’t know what to do, but don’t want to do too much? Head across the street to Jeju, and have some sushi and a refreshing drink while lounging on their sunny patio. Then, ask us for a complimentary cruiser bike (we’ve got maps, too) and take a tour of neighborhood’s tree-lined streets. Afterwards, scoot over to the Little Bird Bakeshop for a mid-afternoon coffee or snack. If you enjoy shopping, we recommend The Cupboard, The Perennial Gardener and Kansas City Kitty. Back at the Armstrong, borrow a puzzle to bring up to your room.
Want a night out to get a feel for Old Town Fort Collins? Top on our list: head down to Ace Gillett’s and order one of their phenomenal cocktails, or choose from an array of Fort Collins’ local brews. Other great options? Take in a CSU home game or a music performance at Washington’s or the Aggie Theatre. The Lyric Theatre shows excellent independent films, Lincoln Center is a top performance hall, while Bas Bleu Theatre is a key Fort Collins destination for theatre. Last (but by no means least) head to one of FoCo’s dizzying array of festivals. Since sweets improve any evening’s end, we suggest you find just enough time for either a slice of pie at Ginger & Baker or a grown-up milkshake from Union Bar & Soda Fountain.
Fort Collins is well-known for its craft- and micro-breweries. To start your tour day, check out a cruiser bike (they’re complimentary) from the front desk and pick up a map to review over a hearty breakfast at Choice City Butcher & Deli. Next: beer time! We recommend the tasting rooms at New Belgium, Odell Brewing Company, Funkwerks, Horse & Dragon, and Equinox Brewing Company. Later, have dinner at Coopersmith’s, a FoCo original with a large patio and pool tables, as well as growlers for sale. (That’s six stops. Any more recommendations is probably irresponsible!)
Escape for the day and feel like you’re a million miles away. We suggest starting your day people-watching from the sunny patio at Lucile’s, or dine inside this beloved creole restaurant. Afterwards, it’s a short walk over to the Old Town Farmer’s Market for some browsing and taste-testing. Pick up a good new or used book at the Old Firehouse Bookstore, and head to Happy Lucky’s Teahouse for a pot of tea. Let us help you book an appointment at Amara Massage, or catch up with a spa session at Europa Salon & Spa. As the evening winds down, head down to Ace Gillett’s Lounge for an incredible nightcap and snack.