Old Town Fort Collins will steal your heart! With tons of restaurants, activities, and events there is never a shortage of fun. Here are some of my favorite things to do around town. 


Feeling a bit hungry? No problem! In Fort Collins there are a variety of options to satisfy your appetite, from Cajun cuisine at Lucille’s to all-American burgers at Stuft Burger Bar.

Craving something sweet? Head to Old Town and visit Nuance Chocolate for bean-to-bar chocolate, made straight from beans roasted and ground in Fort Collins. Or try one of the 29 different ice cream flavors handcrafted daily by the experts at Walrus Ice Cream!

Here are some other favorites:


Fort Collins is filled to the brim with fun activities for everyone.

Fort Collins’ very own Fort Fun is the place for hours of excitement. From go-karts to escape rooms, mini-golf to batting cages, Fort Fun has it all!

A little south of town there’s the Swetsville Zoo, a walk-around art gallery consisting of cars, metal scraps, and other materials welded into fascinating artworks!


From shopping to museums to outdoor recreation, Fort Collins has it all! 

One of the coolest shops to explore downtown is Nature’s Own, an art gallery featuring fossils, geodes, and more!

Old Town has multiple museums. The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery has incredible interactive exhibits and is worth checking out. 

Looking for some outdoor recreation?  Hop on your bike (or rent one) and hit the trails. Browse the NoCo trail map to find even more local routes and check trail conditions.

The variety of outdoor options, wonderful local restaurants, and easy going feel make Fort Collins an awesome place to live and learn.  When going through the college search process I found a home here in Fort Collins.  I’ve found everything I could ever need here, and each day discover something new I love about this town. 

Author: Jeremy Rodriquez

Jeremy is a sophomore studying Electrical Engineering. He is a committed Engineering Student Ambassador and Technician at the Idea2Product Lab on campus.