It’s easy to meld urban adventures with brewery or culinary experiences that are sure to leave attendees grinning.

1. Pair an artistic adventure at the brand new Board & Brush creative studio at The Exchange in Old Town with a stop at Copper Muse Distillery or Infinite Monkey Theorem winery, located in the same open-air plaza.

2. Soak up nature at one of the nearly 50 nearby natural areas and then channel attendees’ inner winemaker at the new Blendings at the Preserve, where they can blend and bottle their own perfect vino concoctions.

3. Combine ice skating at City Park or fat biking at Lory State Park with hot chocolate and pie at Ginger and Baker.

4. Attend a football game or host a private event or meeting at Colorado State University’s relatively new Canvas Stadium, followed by a visit to a classic local brewery, like CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewery (Fort Collins’ oldest brewpub) or New Belgium Brewing (the 4th largest craft brewer in the United States).

5. Pair the Fort Collins Foodie Walk, offered the third Friday evening of each month, with a taste of the community’s live music scene. The walk features 12 of Old Town’s culinary shops that offer interactive showcases, seasonal flavors and taste experiences. Check out who’s playing at the historic Aggie Theatre or the newest music venue in town, Washington’s, which can hold up to 900.

6. Offer a farm-to-table cooking class at Farm Fusion (like Hunter’s Field to Plate or Me Oh My, Let’s Make Some Pie) and a stop at the local farmers market.

Location: Less than an hour away from Fort Collins, Denver and Boulder, Longmont is very much centralized on northern Colorado’s Front Range. Made up of a combination of certified creative and historic downtown districts and St. Vrain State Park on its outskirts, Longmont is a lively scene for those who appreciate a mix of urban and outdoor living.

 

The world’s largest fly-fishing industry trade show crushed attendance records with its Denver homecoming in October 2019 after a seven-year run in Orlando. The International Fly Tackle Dealer Show’s (IFTD) registration partner, Experient, verified that 2,251 attendees took part in the event, which is a 97 percent increase over 2017 numbers (1,141) and a 137 percent increase over 2018 (950). 

 

With the introduction of two newer hotels in downtown Denver and Fort Collins, The Maven and The Elizabeth Hotel both by Sage Hospitality, the alleys are among the star attractions and have demonstrated their huge potential as outdoors venues. In fact, downtown Fort Collins puts a high priority on its alleys by utilizing murals, painting utility boxes and sometimes having pianos there to play as well!

The Alley at Dairy Block, Denver