There is no shortage of festivals, recreation, shopping or entertainment in Loveland during the summer. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, this is the perfect summer vacation.
Experience Art: Loveland’s annual art show weekend is unlike any other event in the US, and is the ideal place for art lovers and collectors to come together. Three unique art shows take place the second weekend in August: Sculpture in the Park, Fine Art & Wine Invitational, and Art in the Park.
Hike the trails: Enjoy a self-guided stroll at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, one of the most impressive geologic landmarks in Larimer County. 12 miles of trail connect Devil’s Backbone to Rimrock Open Space and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space for hiking, running, horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, observing nature, as well as enjoying close-up inspection of the rock outcrop and long vistas.
Step into the saddle: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch’s riding adventures are a great way to experience summertime in the Rockies! Whether you are an experienced rider or a beginner looking to swing into the stirrups for the first time, the experienced trainers provide enjoyable rides to all.
Bike for miles: Biking along Loveland’s 17.5 miles of paved recreational trails offers a healthy and fun way to enjoy the clean Colorado air and 300 days of annual sunshine in Loveland. Whether you are looking for a scenic nature path near the foothills, along the Big Thompson River, Devil’s Backbone or a ride around a beautiful lake, Loveland has it all.
Cast a line with Loveland fly fishing: With close proximity to the Big Thompson River that flows from Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, and its abundance of still water and lakes, Loveland is a haven for fishing and fly-fishing fans.
Shop ’til you drop: Loveland is home to beautiful outdoor shopping options that will satisfy the shopaholic in any visitor. Begin your summer shopping trip at The Promenade Shops at Centerra, a beautifully designed and maintained outdoor lifestyle center. Breathe in the fresh air while strolling through the open atmosphere of the Outlets at Loveland, offering great brand name outlets, at lower price tags. End your summertime shopping excursion at the downtown shopping district, home to local boutiques, quaint retailers and award-winning art galleries.