Local Experiences for Fort Collins
Experience matters. Local matters. The experiences below check both boxes. Enjoy these local experiences in Fort Collins and immerse yourself in new things to do within the place you call home.
Explore the city for a weekend staycation full of adventure and relaxation. Enjoy the many hidden gems in our area without the need to travel that allow you to unwind and feel like you are on vacation right in your own city’s backyard.
Home Decor & Design
Whether you are wanting to spruce up your home with new décor and finishes or just appreciate the beautiful homes in our area, we have you covered with what our city has to offer from design studios, shops, home tours and more.
Romantic Date Ideas
Celebrate the ones you love this Valentine's Day by treating them to a night out at one of your favorite restaurants or experience something new and find a hidden gem around town. Whatever you are looking for, we have you covered.
Day Spas & Health Treatments
The New Year is the perfect time to make your health and wellness a priority, so why not pamper yourself at one of the many spas around town? Invite a friend for a day of relaxation or take some time for some much needed quality alone time. Whatever you prefer, we have you covered.
Seasonal Light Displays and Events
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Our community likes to get in the holiday spirit with plenty of festive activities, including Christmas caroling, light displays, Santa’s workshops and holiday markets. Embrace the magic of the season at Winterfest, shop till you drop at a holiday market, enjoy the beauty of twinkling Christmas lights and make memories with loved ones.
A fun way to explore our community and support local businesses is to embark on a cafe crawl. Gather your coffee buddy and hit a few coffee shops you’ve been meaning to visit. Order a seasonal beverage—and maybe a pastry or two—have a seat and soak up each unique vibe. Continue on to local bookstores, which may have cafes of their own, or visit a few bakeries to see what they offer.
During the holiday season, our community is filled with bustling shoppers looking to cross everything off their lists. Focus on supporting local this year by visiting farmers markets, local bakeries and confectioneries, gift shops and toy stores. Give back to the community that we call home while spreading holiday cheer!
Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities
This month as we remind ourselves of our good fortune, what better way to spread the love than to volunteer and give back to the community? Volunteering at a local food pantry or clothing donation center is a great way to participate in our community and make a difference. Hospital volunteering is also a rewarding opportunity to help those in need.
Autumn means it’s time for fall festivals, pumpkin picking and football! This season offers many opportunities to make memories with your family—at a nearby pumpkin patch for hayrides, an apple orchard for apple cider and pie or a cultural experience at a local Oktoberfest. Soak up the mild weather at local art walks, cozy up by a fire pit on a patio or take a day trip to a nearby town!