Spring Break plans change? Loveland has you covered
It is no secret that travel has changed in the past month with COVID-19. You can find out more about Colorado travel recommendations and resources here. If you find yourself adjusting your spring break plans and looking for something closer to home, consider taking the road less traveled and explore new Colorado spaces.
Here are some ways to explore Loveland this spring. Abundant open space, art, a western experience and more are at your fingertips. You can even book an overnight stay to explore more. Here are six ways to enjoy the season in Loveland.
1. Sculpture Paradise
Over 475 pieces of public art are around the city, at Benson Sculpture Garden, Chapungu Sculpture Park, downtown and more. The best part? It is free and open to the public to come and see the sculptures, soak in the Colorado sunshine and spend time with family. PRO TIP: Take a #sculptureselfie and share it with us on our social media channels!
2. Lock Your Love
Head to one of Loveland’s two love lock sculptures (one at the Visitors Center and the other on the south shore of Lake Loveland) to lock your love for eternity in the nation’s Sweetheart City. Find out how to buy your lock and more about the tradition here. PRO TIP: Share your love lock experience with us on social media using #lovelandlovelocks.
3. Try a New Trail
Enjoy Colorado’s great outdoors with one of our local trails. Choose from Devil’s Backbone for amazing views and a family-friendly hike, head to Carter Lake for forest-like surroundings. Stone Mountain Trail in Viestenz Smith Mountain Park (opening April 1) is up Big Thompson Canyon, one of the most beautiful byways in the state. Or, check out River’s Edge Natural Area close to town. Head to our visitors’ guide (page 15-16) for more details. PRO TIP: Dusk and sunsets make for beautiful photo opportunities in our natural areas!
4. Dude Ranch Days
Embrace the cowboy life for fun western adventure at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, the lowest elevation dude ranch in Colorado. PRO TIP: The evening steak ride offers a fun ride, great views and true cowboy hospitality.
5. Hunt for the Hearts
Another fun, free thing to do with the family is to find all 32 hearts in the City with HeART program. PRO TIP: Discover more about Loveland’s Sweetheart City designation and re-mailing program at the Loveland Museum.
6: Wine, Dine and Shop
Loveland is comprised of many mom-and-pop, locally-owned and operated businesses. From restaurants, breweries and wineries, to retail shops, art and culture activities and more. Consider finding your new favorite, local find. PRO TIP: In many of our shops, especially downtown, you may have the opportunity to meet the owner or the artist in person. Feel free to ask!
Travel is a personal decision, and we want our visitors to make the best decision possible for their families. We advise that if you plan to visit an attraction, business or event in Loveland over the coming days and weeks, please contact the organizers and businesses directly prior to visiting to find out any additional details you need for a healthy, happy trip.