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Spring into Longmont

(3-Day Itinerary)

Cover Photo: Toby Shepard

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Day 1: 

Day 1 begins at Babettes Artisan Bakery. They produce an array of fresh baked bread and artisan pastries daily. Known for their dark crusts and flaky dough, pair your pastry with a cup of hot Boxcar Coffee to start your trip to Longmont off right! They also have a pizza restaurant that is open in the evenings with a variety of craft spirits to pair with your pie.

After your fill of delicious pastries, head over to the Boulder County Fairgrounds for the longest running market season in the state of Colorado! The Longmont Farmers Market features farm fresh foods, delectable gifts, kids activities, live music and local produce, there is something for everyone at the market. Here you can find the perfect ingredients for a spring picnic! 

Experience all that Longmont has to offer through our craft libations and beers.  Make sure to check out Shoes & Brews, Pumphouse, St. Vrain Cidery and Boostrap Brewing on your craft journey through town! You can even hop on the Brewhop Trolley which runs a Longmont Loop on the weekends.

Want to get discounts at all craft beverage establishments? Grab your Free Crazy Good Craft Pass here!

To finish up your first day in Longmont, head over to Urban Thai, a great location for Asian inspired cuisine in the urban neighborhood of Prospect New Town

If you are looking for more nighttime excitement, head downtown and visit Quarter’s Bar + Arcade. Featuring retro arcade games, pinball and skeeball, there is fun for everyone! For the adults, Quarter’s features a self-service tap wall that boasts local craft beer, cider and wine options!

With stunning views of Longs Peak, the Fairfield Inn & Suites is the perfect place to stay on your visit to Longmont. The comfortable, well-appointed hotel is located minutes from shopping & dining at Village at the Peaks. Use the hotel as your base to discover the rest of the Longmont, Colorado area!

Day 2: 

Prepare yourself for a day of adventure starting at Tangerine. Start your morning experience worth freshly coffee, brunch cocktails, in-season local farm fresh produce, handcrafted entrees, and bright and cheery decor.

St. Vrain Cidery is the next location during your Longmont experience. Find your zen with cider and yoga through CiderYoga. They offer classes every Sunday in the spring at 10 AM.  They create a fun atmosphere to stretch and relax while sipping on some fresh Colorado cider. A nod to Longmont’s agricultural history and pride, this activity will help get the day going!

Spend the afternoon diving in the rich agricultural history of Longmont at the Agricultural Heritage Center. Get a glimpse into the history of agriculture in Boulder County and enjoy the rural surroundings. This site focuses on the years 1900 to 1925 when local families prospered as farmers and witnessed the coming of the Modern Age.

2019 Hours:
April 1 to October 31
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stop by Aunt Alice’s Kitchen for a quick bite for lunch. The establishment is an all-day American diner turning out heaping plates in a bustling atmosphere with old-fashioned decor.

Next, head out to St. Vrain State Park. Snow is still very much a part of the Colorado spring season. Here, you can channel your inner eskimo with some ice fishing. Longmont is also home to two locations that offer Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. Head to Heil Valley Ranch or Rabbit Mountain Open Space to try your hand at one or both. If you need rentals, check out Angles Sports Exchange. If the weather has turned warm, these are still great places to enjoy the outdoors!

 

On your way back into town from the great outdoors, stop at Collision Brewing for dinner. Featuring a full-service menu with handcrafted cocktails and craft beers, Collision is a great way to unwind after a day full of sightseeing! The location features stunning views of the Rocky Mountains as well as a car-themed interior and inspired menu items.

Day 3: 

Get ready to get cheesy! Dive into the world of cheese and stroll through the walk-in cheese cooler that houses over 300 different cheeses from all over the world at Cheese Importers. Then, grab a bite to eat at their bistro to enjoy French-inspired cuisine!

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Test your limits with a morning full of adrenaline at Mile-Hi Skydiving out of Vance Brand Airport in Longmont. Take in scenic views of Longs Peak and the Rocky Mountains as you fall from 17,500 feet above.

Grab some lunch at one of the many taco locations here in Longmont. We are LOCO for tacos! Check out this link for ideas as to where to go!

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After a taco lunch, head over to the Longmont Museum for an afternoon of art and history. Check out the history of Longmont exhibit as well as seasonal exhibits.

Wind down your spring Longmont adventure with dinner at Oskar Blues’ Homemade Liquids and Solids. Home to craft beer in a can, Oskar Blues’ restaurant features local craft beer on tap and cajun-style cuisine and homestyle favorites. Perfect ending to your trip to Longmont! If you are lucky, you may even catch some great live music to pair with your dinner!

 

 

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