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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“Great for boating, wave runners, outdoor activities like, running, biking, and walking trails around the lake.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Lucile’s Creole Café serves an array of gourmet and delectable breakfast and lunch items. Their mouth-watering menu is simple but varied and their large portions are guaranteed to leave you satisfied.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderful for kids and adults alike! Engagement based learning and activities. Take the Max-line transit for best convenience!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Baseball Field
“Food truck rally on Tuesday nights. Large park with a lake, pool, courts, and picnic areas.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Theatre
“You can't beat the shows at the Lincoln center. Make sure you book tickets early as they are always selling out. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fort Collins classic for great (strong) margaritas and tex/fresh Mexican eats!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“This place is more than a movie theater. This is a funky social joint where there's a lot going on and the beers flow on tap. Indoor and outdoor seating with a variety of amusements to entertain you before a flick. Enjoy movies here like you would at home: on a couch with spirits or beer - except you can watch it on the big screen. Independent films, outdoor movie classics, bad movie night, and weekend cartoons!”
  • 30 locals recommend
University
“Colorado State University sporting events are held throughout the year. The university also has cultural events and activities. We are only 7 miles from CSU!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent spot for breakfast or brunch. Definitely worth the wait. Put your name down and then walk down the street to Mugs for a good coffee. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Sophisticated bar. Popular with locals. Always busy. It opened a little after my "going out on the town" years, but I know a lot of people that like it. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Monday is all day happy hour! We go just for appetizers and drinks and it’s amazing!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a nice old building filled with revolving art displays from local artists. I saw the Natural Shift exhibit which featured things that you would find in nature, such as tree branches and other stuff mixed with man made items such as zip ties and fabric to create unique pieces of art. If you're in the down town Fort Collins area, this small but interesting place should not be missed.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Relaxing atmosphere although it can get a little loud later into the night. Live jazz ensemble at 8 PM most evenings -located inside the historic Armstrong Hotel lower basement level.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is probably one of the most iconic restaurant/bar/music venues in Fort Collins. Feel your hippie vibe while you eat with large indoor murals and macramé, then jam away with live bluegrass, country, jazz, rock, acoustic guitarists/singers, or even opera. They have a ton of music and event happenings on either their indoor or outdoor stage and their menu offers vegetarian and gluten-free options!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“AMAZING vegetarian food with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. People who are not used to vegetarian dining even like this place! Try the Kentucky fried-freedom and you will be amazed that you are not actually eating meat. Added benefit: no after-meal gut bomb feeling!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Fort Collins is known for our plentiful craft beer options. Choice City Butcher and Deli has an award-winning beer list that has been recognized as the one of the top in the world and the "Best Restaurants for Beer" in the entire state of Colorado by Ratebeer.com for 9 years in a row! Their 37 taps are constantly rotating with some of the rarest beer they can find. They are always hosting the best brewers in the world for their famous beer dinners.”
  • 22 locals recommend