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Top 5 Winter Pastimes

Adorned with the beautiful Rocky Mountains, a turquoise blue sky that always seems sunny, hundreds of little lakes, natural hot springs, wildlife, hiking, and towns that come alive at Christmas time, it’s no shocker Colorado is one of the most visited states in America — especially in the winter time. Below is a list of 5 hidden treasures and activities Northern Colorado has to offer this winter.  1. Ice Skating […]

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Top 5 Holiday Brews

Someone once said, “Any beer is a holiday beer if you drink it during the holidays.” There is truth to that. There are also some very special seasonal beers that pop up for the holidays.     Equinox Brewing Midwinter Warmer Barleywine A complex aroma blends caramel malt notes with hints of wood and dried fruit. Full rich malt dominates the flavor and slowly opens as the beer warms. The […]

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Top 5 Northern Colorado Holiday Things to Do

1. 2019 Festival of Trees Union Coloney Civic Center Fri, Nov 29 – Dec 7 5:00pm – 5:00pm WEBSITE   A holiday tradition of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and yuletide displays, presented by the City of Greeley Government and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild, begins the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs through December 7. The Union Colony Civic Center’s lobbies are transformed into a winter wonderland of holiday splendor created around beautifully decorated […]

Food

Top 5 Asian Takeout

By Blaine Howerton Cafe De Bankok | Fort Collins Find yourself warming up from the inside with Cafe De Bangkok’s wide variety of Asian dishes. The tasty Pad Thai is sure to please, but the selection of Thai Curries is even better. This Fort Collins staple in Campus West. The restaurant is usually packed full on Fridays and Saturdays, so it’s a wonderful take out option on a chilly fall […]

Beer

Top 5 Breweries to Visit this Fall 

Equinox Brewing | Fort Collins Nestled close to Old Town Square in Fort Collins, Equinox Brewing is a great place to unwind after work or swing by on a Saturday afternoon. Equinox focuses on the social aspect of beer: bringing people together to enjoy a good brew, chat about their lives and listen to local music. You won’t find TV’s here, either. Equinox also has an outdoor beer garden to […]

Local Culture, Arts & Community

Top 5 Summer Patios in Northern Colorado

Odell Brewing Company | Fort Collins Is there anything better than beer and sunshine? How about a few of your closest friends and some good dogs to round out the perfect vibe? Located near Old Town in Fort Collins, Odell Brewing Company’s patio is always hopping. Stop by after work or on the weekends for local food trucks, delicious beer and usually a fantastic live band. Local tip? Every third […]

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Top 5 ideas for a Larimer County Parks Pass

This summer, grab a Larimer County parks pass ($90 for residents) and do a few things you haven’t tried before! We will see you out there.  Carter Lake | Swim and Picnic  Located just southwest of Loveland and northwest of Berthoud, Carter Lake is a magnificent 1,100-acre reservoir surrounded by public lands. While an entrance fee and camping permits are required, Carter Lake is open year round and sits at […]

Top 5 Summer Hikes in Northern Colorado
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Top 5 Summer Hikes in Northern Colorado

Horsetooth Rock Can you say you’ve been to Fort Collins if you haven’t hiked to the top of Horsetooth Rock? Standing 7,256 feet high, Horsetooth Rock is the tallest and most recognized feature in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. A hike up the rock, they say which resembles a horse’s tooth, is a moderate hike for the entire family to enjoy. This 5-mile route will take you through open grasslands and […]

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Top 5 Summer Festivals in Northern Colorado

The Top 5 Summer Festivals in Northern Colorado     Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Is there anything better than free music? Don’t worry, I’ll wait… Started in 1989 by the Downtown Business Association, Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, originally just NewWestFest is a three-day music festival held in the heart of downtown Fort Collins. This year, from August 9 – 11, over 80 performances will be available to residents and tourists […]

Top 5 Breakfast Burritos in NoCo
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Top 5 Breakfast Burritos in Northern Colorado

  Big City Burrito To illustrate just how much people love Big City Burrito (BCB), I have a friend who once drove from out-of-state to visit me just so she could eat there. A staple in Fort Collins, BCB has been fulfilling cravings of many locals and tourists alike since 1994. Their taquería-inspired menu has something special for just about anyone who wanders in with a need for portable deliciousness. […]