Loveland’s Top 10 – An Action-Packed Tour
If you are in the mood for an action-packed tour of Loveland and Everything You Love™, look no further. Art, culture, shopping, a western experience, outdoor recreation and entertainment area your fingertips with Loveland’s Top 10.
#1: Immerse Yourself in Art
Loveland is truly an art destination. Over 380 public works of art are designed for interactivity. Bring the kids to play ‘ring around the rosy’ at Benson Sculpture Garden. Explore Zimbabwe at Chapungu Sculpture Park. Head to the Loveland Museum for art exhibits.
#2: Cheers to Love. Beer. Culture.
Love, beer and culture combine for an artful craft beer experience in Loveland. Loveland is home to eight breweries, each with its own unique flavor. Grab your Loveland brewery passport to earn your free Loveland-branded pint glass. Just get your stamp from each brewery and bring your completed passport to the Visitors Center.
#3: Cowboy Up
As the closest dude/guest ranch to Denver International Airport, and with the same elevation as Denver, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is the perfect place to Cowboy Up. Backed by a picturesque view of the Rocky Mountains, explore the hills on horseback, cast a line in the Big Thompson River, or discover the Colorado beauty on a variety of hiking trails.
#4: Catch a Wave
Cool off and play in any of Loveland’s expansive lakes. Get a workout with stand up paddleboarding or water skiing. Rent a jet ski or bring your boat and feel the breeze through your hair. Camp out with your RV. Summertime fun awaits you at Boyd Lake, Carter Lake, Lake Loveland Swim Beach and more.
#5: Shop ‘Til You Drop
Loveland is home to more than 150 of your favorite name brand stores and outlets like Polo, Macy’s, Coach, Banana Republic, Under Armor, J. Crew and Nike – all in one convenient location. Loveland is the retail mecca of Northern Colorado with three unique shopping districts hosting your favorite clothing outlets, unique boutiques and amazing gear shops for your outdoor adventures.
#6: Eventful Experiences
Celebrate the passion of Valentine’s Day with the Fire & Ice Festival, the largest Valentine’s Day festival in the nation. Get inspired during our internationally-acclaimed art and sculpture weekend. Or, live it up with entertainment and sports. ‘Chuck a puck’ at a lively Colorado Eagles Hockey game or catch a field goal football at the Colorado Crush indoor football game.
#7: Find the Keyhole
Named ‘Heaven on Earth’ by Colorado Life Magazine, Devil’s Backbone is a must-see when traveling to Loveland. Red-tailed hawks soaring above, grasslands carpeted with wildflowers, towering rock formations – these are just some of the natural features you will find. Be sure to find the “keyhole,” a unique arch within the backbone, to access epic views.
#8: Feel the Love
In the nation’s Sweetheart City, Valentine’s Day is more than a day – it is a celebration of Everything You Love. From our own custom love potion brew, Valentine’s getaway packages, to heart-shaped love notes hanging from every lamppost and valentine stamping, Valentine’s Day is the perfect season to escape to Loveland.
#9: Feel the Beat
Mix culture and nature with summertime fun swaying to the music in the summer sun or under the stars at any of our outdoor concert venues. Grab your picnic blankets and folding chairs and head to Foote Lagoon, the Sounds of Centerra or Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre.
#10: Treat Yourself to Tapas
A focus on fresh, local ingredients, artful presentation and unmatched taste have brought Door 222 to the forefront of Loveland’s downtown dining scene. From duck confit to hazel dell mushroom risotto, Door 222 packs flavor into every bite.
Get Inspired for your trip to Loveland – the heart of northern Colorado.