Welcome to Fort Collins! Whether you are a prospective student, recent retiree, or a wide eyed tourist… Our City has something for everyone! This blog will give you detailed schedules so you can make the most out of your time in Fort Collins! If you are here with the kids and need a family friendly time we’ve got the schedule for you. If you have heard about our coveted breweries and looking to get drunk by one in the afternoon we’ve also got that! Explore our blog so that you can get the most out of the beautiful city of Fort Collins! This post outlines a perfect day in February!
A Perfect day in February
If you’re visiting Fort Collins in February, the weather is bound to be unpredictable. Say you were banking on warm weather, and of course it ends up being cold. You aren’t out of luck! There’s plenty to do here, even on a chilly day! If you aren’t sure of what to do, don’t worry because we are here to give you a perfect itinerary that will allow you to make the most out of your time in Fort Collins! Here is a schedule we have planned out to for you… Enjoy!
6:00 AM: Start out your day by heading over to our favorite local coffee shop to grab a bite and some coffee before heading to Horsetooth for the sunrise. Bindle Coffee isn’t just a coffee shop! Bindles Coffee aims to provide their customers with a space to “breathe, to dream, and to enjoy beautiful food and coffee”. It has a wide array of pastries made in house by their beloved pastry chef Jen. Bindles values social sustainability, and exhibit this by sourcing their coffee through Direct Trade Relationships. They truly care about everyone involved in the production process and this really sets Bindle apart from other coffee shop! Bindles Coffee is not just a plain old coffee shop… It is an experience authentic to Fort Collins that you will not want to miss out on!
*Pro-Tip: Get the Breakfast Burrito. You won’t regret it.
6:30 AM: It’s almost dawn at Horsetooth Reservoir, so drive on up to the top to see a beautiful view of the mountains and reservoir while the sun rises. Horsetooth Reservoir is beloved by CSU students and community members alike. During the summer you can expect to see boats, cliff divers, and groups of people cracking open a cold one on the shore. Since it is February these activities are not ideal, but not to worry… You don’t even have to get out of your car to enjoy the beauty of Horsetooth. Just sit, enjoy the warmth of your car while you sip on that delicious Bindle latte (we recommend adding a splash of Irish Cream), and enjoy the view. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can explore around Horsetooth for a while and take in its beauty. If you need any assistance in finding your way around the area, there’s a map pictured below. Most of the parking lots cost $7 to park in, but if you stay in the car you can cruise away before receiving your ticket!
Here is a google maps screenshot of what one of the parking lots look like! They are easy to find when driving around the reservoir!
10:30 AM: Now that you got your early morning adventure in, you probably built up an appetite. Head over to the Silver Grill Cafe for brunch. Depending on what day you go, the wait time can get somewhat long, so it’s recommended to get there a little early. Be sure to try out their famous giant cinnamon rolls! Silver Grill Cafe also has some mouthwatering mimosas if you are looking to get your buzz on early in the day.
2:00 PM: Once your tummy is full, you probably want to do something that doesn’t require a whole lot of effort. Bizarre Bazaar Bookstore is a cozy place that has a rich selection of books through the community buying, selling, and trading. However, this quaint little store has much more than than just books. This is the perfect place to browse through vinyl records, cassette tapes, posters, DVD’s, and so much more. http://fortcollinsbazaar.com/
6:00 PM: Now it’s close to dusk and if you want a charming place to see the sunset, CSU’s oval is the place for you. The oval is one of the oldest and untouched places on CSU’s beautiful campus, and it’s a great place to pass the time. Not to mention, It’s stunning during any season of the year. Keep an eye out for our eye catching squirrels who love to frequent the oval and accept snacks from welcoming visitors!
8:00 PM: You just took a stroll through the Oval and now it’s time to grab a bite. What better way than to take a Carriage Ride through Historic Old Town Fort Collins to The Still Whiskey Steaks? It’s a fun and enjoyable way to get to dinner, and it allows you to see the most exciting and beautiful parts of our city! Once you arrive to The Still Whiskey Steaks, head in for a mouth-watering steak dinner. The Still Whiskey Steaks is a superb restaurant, whether it’s their outstanding food or the old timey ambiance, this is the perfect place to end the night.
For carriage ride bookings, click the link below!