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5 Things to Do In Fort Collins This Summer

Summer is here in beautiful Fort Collins! From countless outdoor activities to shopping to craft beer sampling, we’re excited to share with you some of our favorite things to do around here in the summer season.

Visit Horsetooth Reservoir

What better way to take advantage of the warm & sunny summer days than with a trip to our local reservoir, Horsetooth! Here you can swim at two public beaches, or get out on the water by renting a paddleboard, kayak or boat. Pack or pick up a picnic lunch and be sure to slather on the sunscreen for a day of fun in the sun!

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Catch A Flick At The Holiday Twin Drive In

Throw it back to the old days with a visit to the Holiday Twin Drive In! Enjoy a flick (did someone say Jaws, Animal House & Grease?) in a socially-distant manner, and still enjoy snacks from the concession (ordered online of course) and fresh summer evening air.

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Satisfy Your Foodie Side

With so many amazing places to dine & drink in Fort Collins, it can be hard to choose where to go! The Armstrong is home to both Ace Café and Ace Gillett’s Lounge, so whether you’re looking for a memorable patio brunch or a speakeasy vibe, you can access both just steps from your room.

Or check out our recos for some of our fave spots around town on our blog:

Top Farm To Table Restaurants In Fort Collins

Best Spots For A Pre Dinner Drink

Best Patios To Enjoy A Summer Brew

As well as Downtown Fort Collins’ full list of great spots to fill your belly.

Food Truck Rally @ City Park

There’s something for every taste at the Food Truck Rally! A staple summer activity in FoCo, locals and visitors alike enjoy great food and live music every Tuesday at City Park throughout the summer.

Every Tuesday from May 14 – September 17, 2024 | 5:30pm to dusk

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Foodie Walk

The Fort Collins Foodie Walk is a staple here in Old Town, and gives visitors the chance to sample delicious bites from several Fort Collins eateries. Held the 3rd Friday of the month, this event is a great chance to discover new spots across Old Town!

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Farmer’s Market

One of our most favorite events of the summer, visiting a Fort Collins Farmer’s Market should definitely be on your list! Not only will you encounter freshly grown produce and flowers, but also handcrafted artisan goods, live music and more.

Fort Collins Farmer’s Market

Larimer County Farmer’s Market

Grab A Bike & Visit A Brewery

With over 20 craft breweries in Fort Collins, you could make a day (or three!) out of visiting a few. Hop on one of our complimentary bikes to enjoy a responsible, leisurely ride around our town while enjoying a few tasty brews. We can help you map out your tour, or you can check out guides from both Visit Fort Collins and Downtown Fort Collins.

Cool Off In The Poudre

The Poudre River is a landmark in Fort Collins, and for good reason! This beautiful, meandering river is not only responsible for helping Northern Colorado’s agriculture, but it’s also a destination for whitewater rafting, fishing,  kaying & paddling. We even have a whitewater park where you can try your hand at tubing, kayaking, rafting and more. Several local shops provide rentals.

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