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Fort Collins is one of the best (if not THE best) cities in the country to hang out

And our guests know why! To make it easy, we’ve gathered a list of the top 51 places you should visit in Fort Collins this year. Read on to discover why you should make our hometown your next destination!

Top 5 Places to Find Adventure

Enjoy the great outdoors with these awesome hikes, landmarks, and parks:

Horsetooth Rock

Horsetooth Falls

Whitewater Rafting Park

Reservoir Ridge

Ascent Studio Climbing & Fitness Center

Top 5 Places for Great Entertainment

Enjoy a night out on the town by visiting our fantastic events centers, art museums, and music venues:

Washington’s Music Venue

The Comedy Fort

Museum of Art Fort Collins

Global Village Museum of Arts

The Lincoln Center

Top 5 Places to Take the Kids

Take the kids somewhere they’ll actually have fun (and create some great memories!):

The Discovery Center

Downtown Square & Splash Pad

Twin Silo Park

City Park

Lee Martinez Farm

Top 5 Places to Treat Yourself to Something Sweet

Craving something sweet? Take the family to any of these awesome places and satisfy your sweet tooth!

Walrus Ice Cream

Ginger and Baker Pies & Cakes

The Churn ice cream at the Exchange

Rocket Fizz Candy Store

FoCo Donut Company at the Exchange

Top 5 Places for a Big Night Out

Take some time to slow down with your sweetheart at any of these perfect date-night spots!

Ace Gillett’s Lounge

Sonny Lubick’s Steakhouse

Jay’s Bistro

The Melting Pot


Top 5 Places for Cooling Off in the Summer

Don’t worry about things heating up this summer. You can cool off at any of these awesome pools, splash pads, and parks:

Spring Canyon Park Splash Pad

City Park Pool

Mulberry Pool

Downtown Splash Pad

Horsetooth Swim Beach

Top 5 Places for a Good Cup O’ Joe

Cozy up with a great cup of coffee, tea, or beverage at these fancy spots:

Mugs Coffee Lounge

Starry Night Espresso Cafe

Little Bird Bakeshop

The Bean Cycle

Happy Lucky’s Teahouse

Top 5 Places for a Boys/Girls Night Out

Head out on the town to any of these big-night-out places:

Beau Jo’s Pizza

Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing

Rio Grande Restaurant

The Exchange

Union Bar & Soda Fountain Restaurant

Top 5 Places to Find Your Next Favorite Microbrew

Find your next favorite brew at any of these awesome microbreweries!

New Belgium Brewery

Odell Brewing

Red Truck Brewing

Equinox Brewery

Prost Brewing Co. & Biergarten

Top 5 Places to Explore Around Colorado State University

If you’re coming in to visit a student of CSU or would like to enroll at CSU yourself, we’ve got the top 5 places you must see during your visit:

CSU Trial Gardens

Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising

The Oval

Canvas Stadium

Campus tours

Best Place to Explore Fort Collins From

Last but not least, we think you’ll enjoy exploring all these wonderful places from a place you can truly call your home away from home. Check out the rooms and suites at our historic Armstrong Hotel, a fully renovated 1920’s historic hotel in the heart of Downtown Fort Collins! For booking information or to see more pictures of where you’ll be staying, click here!