A Taste of Winter in Longmont

(3-Day Itinerary)

Cover Photo: Paul Marcotte

Check out our Events Calendar to stay up-to-date on the latest winter events to plan your trip to Longmont around!

Day 1:

Start your visit to Longmont off with a stop at Loves GF BakeryThis bakery was where James Cash “J.C.” Penney got his start as a small business owner and today is home to gluten-free treats!

After breakfast, head out for some winter activities! Just outside of Longmont are two locations that offer Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. Head to Rabbit Mountain Open Space to try your hand at one or both.

Local Tip:  Stop by Angles Sports Exchange for ski and snowshoe rentals.  If you prefer more leisurely snow activities, building snowmen, sledding or snowball fights can also be great ways to spend time outdoors in the winter here in Longmont!

Warm up after a  morning of cold weather at the Pumphouse Brewery & Restaurant. A historic Longmont building in downtown, the Pumphouse offers elevated pub and American style cuisine paired with local beer, brewed on-site.

After lunch, explore Downtown Longmont. With shops, eateries and public art there is so much to do! Create pottery at Crackpots, visit a brewery, cidery or distillery, go shopping or take a self-guided art and history tour of Main Street. 

To finish up your first day in Longmont, dive into our ethnic cuisine with a dinner at Flavor of India, featuring modern, Indian entrees.

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:

Check out Pistachio Bakery & Cafe for breakfast on your way out of town. They feature unique items like an Eiffel Benedict or Granola Waffles. Serving breakfast all day with additional lunch offerings, there is something for everyone.

Head out to St. Vrain State Park for some ice fishingwhere you can take advantage of the premier ice fishing ponds at this Colorado State Park.

Local Tip: If you are looking for a more extreme winter adventure, check out CO Wilderness Rides and Guides based in Gunbarrel. Staying in Longmont, you can adventure up into the high-country on winter day trips!

If you didn’t catch any fish for lunch, 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

The ice continues at the  Longmont Ice Pavilion. Open for public skating every day of the week at select times, the pavilion is a wonderful place to lace up your skates and enjoy the winter wonderland.


When you're finished with your time on the ice, head over to the Longmont Climbing Collective or Warrior Playground.

Day 3:

Prepare yourself for a day of food starting at Lucile’s Creole Cafe. A cajun-inspired brunch establishment in a quaint, historic house, you will be transported to New Orleans through flavor. The best way to start your day!

For the afternoon, experience all that Longmont has to offer through our craft libations and beers. Make sure to check out nationally-accredited breweries Left Hand and Oskar Blues or the lager-only brewery, Wibby. Beer doesn’t strike your fancy? Check out St. Vrain Cidery  or Dry Land Distillers on your craft journey through town!


Noted on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for their perfectly fried chicken, The Post is not to miss for your last evening in Longmont!