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Live Like a Local in Loveland – Shane and Sara McWatters Spotlight

Be a local tourist or live like a local when you visit and be inspired by Loveland residents Shane and Sara McWatters.  

Shane and Sara own Sweetheart City Racing and put on amazing local events including the Loveland Liberty, Bell Ringer and many more. They strive to highlight some of their favorite places throughout Loveland with their events. Although Shane and Sara have only been in Loveland for eight years, Sara says she was born to live here.

“We love the Loveland community. The people here are amazing and Loveland has a great small town appeal.”

Check out Shane and Sara’s tips for a perfect 24 hours in Loveland. 

Where are your favorite places to eat and what do you order?

We love the coffee at Dazbog Coffee for breakfast. For lunch, our favorite place to visit is the Tilted Barrel. They make an amazing Philly cheesesteak but we also love their burgers. Cactus Grille makes a great dinner spot. You can get a burger or go for some wonderful Mexican food.

When it is time for some liquid art or liquid therapy, where do you go?

Loveland Tap and Tavern, or Backyard Tap, would be our choice for drinks.

Where do you love to shop?

We spend plenty of time in downtown, so we like to walk around all the shops. The top two that come to mind are Canyon Collectables and Vintage Willows.

When it is time to have fun, where do you go?

The Old Fairgrounds Park is a great outdoor place. It just has a cool hang-out zone vibe to it. We also enjoy Boyd Lake State Park. There’s so much to do there. When we ride bikes, we love the recreation trail or riding along the county roads.

When you have visitors in town, where do you take them?

Since we like to spend so much time in downtown, we always take visiting friends and family to some of our favorite hangouts there.

If you are willing to share, what do you think are Loveland’s hidden gems or hot spots?

The recreation path between Namaqua and Rossum is pretty amazing. Not many people know about it but it’s one of our favorite places in Loveland. Also, Benson Sculpture Garden is truly worth exploring.


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