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Live Like a Local in Loveland – Zach Andersson Spotlight

Be a local tourist or live like a local when you visit and be inspired by Loveland resident Zach Andersson. 

Zach is a former English teacher and UNC graduate. He moved to Loveland 17 years ago for the proximity to the mountains, but having grown up in Estes Park he was familiar with the area. Lovelanders know Zach by his job at Loveland Aleworks in downtown Loveland where he does the marketing but can also be found serving beer to happy customers. Zach also serves on the Community Marketing Commission and Loveland Downtown Partnership as a board member for both. He loves interacting with people and meeting new visitors and Loveland residents.

“I love the small town feeling that Loveland offers even though we are a growing community. I love all the parks and especially our downtown core.” 

Check out Zach’s tips for a perfect 24 hours in Loveland. 

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

Taste Local is my choice for breakfast. I order the eggs Benedict with a bacon jalapeño popper and a mimosa on a weekend morning. The reuben sandwich or a burger from Henry’s Pub are my favorite for lunch, and a pepper steak with a baked potato and salad with Chex from The Black Steer for dinner.

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

I love the beer and atmosphere at Loveland Aleworks so that’s always my number one choice, but Burks Tavern is also a great place to hang out with friends and have a drink. I also love going to the Laureate Publick House for drinks in downtown. They make amazing cocktails.

Where do you love to shop?

I’m an outdoor guy and love doing things outdoors and in the mountains so Jax Outdoor Gear is my go-to place for shopping. They carry everything I need for outdoor adventures.

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

Like I said, I am all about the outdoors. Fairgrounds Park has a lot to offer and it’s right by the Big Thompson River. Rivers Edge Natural Area is also one of my favorite places to have fun.

Where is your favorite place to spend outdoors?

Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park is a neat place. It’s right by the Big Thompson River in the canyon, the views are beautiful, and you feel like you are somewhere far away, but it’s still Loveland.

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


Loveland has so many great breweries and they all offer something different, so we like to take visiting family and friends brewery hopping and shopping in the downtown.

Locals – want to share how you are a tourist in your own town? Find out how with our toolkit.
Visitors – continue to get inspired and plan your trip with our visitors guide, or other local itinerary suggestions.

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