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Kids Of All Ages

(3-Day Itinerary)

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DAY ONE:

Star the day with a tasty treat at  La Momo Maes Bakery. La Momo Maes Bakery is a family owned business that specializes in cakes and pastries. The delicious, moist texture along with the variety of flavors of La Momo Maes Bakery's desserts is a unique and flavorful experience. 

After breakfast, head to Downtown Longmont’s Creative District to check out Art in Public Places, historic buildings and fun shops like  Barbed Wire BooksOld Town Outfitters and Scrumptious, a candy and ice cream shop.

For lunch, head over to grab a slice at Beaujo's Longmont. They offer up scratch-made pizza and a wonderful patio!

In the afternoon, visit the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center. With an award-winning permanent exhibit about the history of the Front Range and top traveling exhibits, the whole family will have a blast.

For dinner, check out The Rib House that serves up casual, counter-service BBQ, Kansas City-style, with smoked meats & sides.

Book your room at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Longmont to turn in for the night, but make sure to pack your swimsuits. The hotel offers a heated indoor pool with kid-friendly water features including a slide and an indoor hot tub for parents to relax. Or, plan to spend your nights at the Hampton Inn Longmont, just a stone’s throw away from the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center.

 

DAY TWO:

Start your day by discovering Longmont’s unique Prospect New Town neighborhood and grab a bite to eat at Two Dog Diner. This cool neighborhood featuring retail shops, restaurants and bold architecture is fun to wander, and Two Dog Diner serves up classic diner dishes.

Next, head out to McIntosh Lake. With playgrounds, a 3.5 mile trail along the lake, spectacular views and wildlife viewing (prairie dogs, bald eagles, pelicans and herons are often seen here), kids will love this stop!

From McIntosh Lake, take a short drive to Warrior Playground, a full-scale Ninja Warrior and Obstacle Course Race training facility for kids and adults. Here you can experience the thrill of tackling the challenges seen on TV since many Warrior Playground obstacles are replicas straight from the American Ninja Warrior show. Train like a ninja while having fun! Make reservations and check out their schedule here.

For your next meal, enjoy Rosalee’s Pizzeria in downtown Longmont. Serving up Old World, East Coast style pizza, a rotating selection of craft beers and arcade games and a pinball machine, this place is a must-visit for the family!

Head to the Longmont Recreation Center for some indoor fun! Enjoy the lazy river, water slides, diving boards and toddler pool area, or try your skill at the indoor climbing wall or outdoor skate park. Or visit Sunflower Farm, a 50-acre farm in southeast Longmont that offers farm animals, huge shade trees with tire swings, sandboxes, tractors, hammocks, treehouses and a zipline. In the winter, toast marshmallows over the bonfire or grab a sled for the farm’s sledding hill. The farm is open throughout the year (hours vary), and tickets must be purchased in advance.

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The Longmont Recreation Center Climbing Wall

For some good ol’ Southern barbecue, look no further than Georgia Boys BBQ. From St. Louis-style ribs, brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage, smoked turkey and chicken to classic sides like mac & cheese, bbq beans, potato salad, cole slaw and skillet cornbread, Georgia Boys offers mouthwatering barbecue favorites and specialty menu items. They have a kid’s menu and family sampler platters to accommodate kids of all ages.

After dinner, head downtown and check out Quarters Bar + Arcade. A very unique establishment, Quarters Bar + Arcade is a family-friendly, old-school arcade with a modern self-serve tap wall. The arcade features a variety of retro games that offer something for everyone. They are even equipped with skee ball lanes and pinball machines!

DAY THREE:

Start off the day with Weekend Brunch at Samples Longmont. If the weather’s warmer, make sure to eat on the rooftop patio.

Head to Sandstone Ranch, 313 acres of historic, cultural and natural resources. Hike the nature area along the St. Vrain Greenway and be on the lookout for wildlife. Climb, dig, spin, splash and hop on the Adventure Playground, try out the Skate Park or pack a picnic to enjoy the serenity and scenery in the park.

Grab lunch and play around at The Wild Game where kids of all ages will enjoy bowling, billiards, bocce, ping pong, shuffleboard, darts and a full arcade. Their menu offers salads, sandwiches, burgers and pizza. They have great happy hour specials and a full bar menu too.

Head next door to Get Air Trampoline Park – this family-fun activity is perfect for rainy days and older kids. Or, you could spend the afternoon perfecting your toe loops, salchows and spins at the Longmont Ice Pavilion (open seasonally).

 

Finally, eat dinner at CHUBurger, an Oskar Blues Brewery restaurant. CHUBurger is a craft-casual burger place that serves up farm-fresh, local favorites. You’ll enjoy their burgers, hand-cut fries and handshakes or root beer floats. They also have fish sandwiches and veggie burgers, salads and a kid’s menu for all appetites.