Posted By: Jessica Quinn
1. Get Fit
Getting fit in Fort Collins is fun and nearly guaranteed as long as you like being outdoors. From world-class hiking, biking, fishing and rafting in the summer to snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and telemarking in the winter, Fort Collins offers an abundance of year-round, health-boosting activities that are sure to have you smiling from ear to ear. Read More>>
2. Eat Healthier
Known for its local dining options, sustainable restaurant practices and local sourcing, Fort Collins is just the place for you to start eating healthier without sacrificing the joys of eating out! Check out our many farm-to-table restaurants like The Kitchen, Restaurant 415, FCB Modern Tavern, and JAX Fish House among others, or you could go for farm-fresh vegan and vegetarian food from Tasty Harmony! Read More>>
3. Spend More Time with Family
Fort Collins is the perfect destination for your next family trip. As an outdoor recreation mecca, it offers recreation and fun in the sun for all ages. Don’t miss out on the Fort Collins Museum of Science and Discovery and set those wandering minds free to learn, discover and play! After you’re finished with a fun filled Fort Collins day, make sure to visit one of our breweries, each and every one being family-friendly. Read More>>
4. Travel to New Places
It’s pretty obvious how Fort Collins can help you accomplish this resolution, but it actually makes this resolution an easy one because of its easy airport access (just 60 miles from Denver International Airport), its reasonable prices and its great mix of Colorado-centric attractions. With all this, it kind of is a no brainer vacation spot this year!
5. Be Less Stressed
Research shows that being in nature, being outside and recreating all can reduce our stress levels, which might be precisely why people in Fort Collins seem so relaxed. Beat the stress and take time for yourself with a vacation to Fort Collins. Not only will the beautiful Colorado outdoors help but so will our craft breweries, distilleries, wineries and cider houses! If the thought of throwing back a cold one after a long day of recreation doesn’t suit you then maybe one of our many spas will!
6. Learn Something New
Fort Collins offers all kinds of surprises and bits of knowledge for you to discover throughout town. Discover our hidden alleyways and historic buildings throughout town on an expert-guided, or self-guided history tour. Check out Colorado State University and find out the many reasons why it is a leading research facility or explore one of our many museums to educate and entertain yourself about Fort Collins and its diverse culture. Read More>>
7. Save Money
Fort Collins is a great place to visit while you’re on a budget due to the wide range of free attractions and the amount of casual dining options around town. With recreation being one of Fort Collins’ most popular attractions, you could virtually have a trip without spending a dime! We have beautiful camping sites that are often free of charge, multiple natural areas that don’t require passes and 180+ miles of serene mountain canyon free for exploring! Check out the ‘10 Great Vacation Ideas for Under $10’ blog for more great ideas.
Volunteering is a popular past time here in Fort Collins and we love to see our visitors taking part in that part of our culture as well! Throughout town there are multiple volunteer opportunities to enjoy that don’t require a large time commitment, just a large heart! Our new FoCo Café in Dowtown is the first non-profit restaurant in Fort Collins fostering the mission “to build community by providing nutritious and delicious meals to the people of Fort Collins regardless of their ability to pay while using mostly local, organic, and sustainably grown ingredients”. Here you can enjoy a couple hours serving those looking for a nutritious mouth-watering meal.
9. Go back to school
As home to Colorado State University, Fort Collins is an extremely educated community and a great place to call home while you’re packing on some brain knowledge. Take a tour of this prestigious University through RamTrax and see what makes CSU so special.
10. Live Green
Fort Collins is known to be a leading sustainable community in the state of Colorado and nation as a whole and we love when our visitors can learn something about living green and apply it back home. Throughout the town you will notice electric vehicle charging portals, more recycle stations than trash bins, a love for alternate transportation, excellent preservation of our natural areas and more. Become inspired to live your life green with a visit to our 3-Star rated Sustainable community! Read More>>