Visit Loveland

Warm up in Visit Loveland this Winter

From art galleries to brewery hopping, you’ll find lots of ways to warm up in Loveland, Colorado this winter. Plus, you don’t have to fight I70 traffic to get to this Northern Colorado town.

The Loveland Museum Gallery is a wonderful place to escape the cold. Learn about Loveland’s interesting history – did you know the town was once known for sugar and cherries? You will also discover how it became the Sweetheart City.

Warm up in Loveland, Colorado this Winter. Loveland Museum Gallery
Photo courtesy of the Loveland Museum Gallery

The main exhibits are free with a small fee required to enter the gallery side of the museum.

Reward yourself for learning stuff at the museum gallery by visiting one of Loveland’s many breweries. There are two within walking distance of the museum including Loveland Aleworks and Crow Hop Brewing. At the end of February a third brewery, Verboten, will be located just a block and a half away from the museum gallery.

Warm up in Loveland, Colorado this Winter. My Big Date, Valentine's Day in Loveland, Crow Hop Brewing
Crow Hop Brewing

Other Loveland breweries include Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Big Beaver Brewing, Big Thompson Brewery, Buckhorn Brewers and Rock Bottom Brewery.

Want to catch a show in Loveland? The Rialto Theater on Fourth Street is a historic playhouse with lots of charm. They host comedians, theatrical companies, bands and more. See their event calendar here.

Warm up in Loveland, Colorado this Winter. Rialto Theater in downtown Loveland.
Photo courtesy of the Rialto Theater

The Budweiser Events Center is an entertainment venue located in east Loveland. This enormous facility hosts famous musical acts, motorcross, rodeos and is home to the Colorado Eagles, a semi-pro hockey team. “Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic” is on tap for January, as well as the Big Thunder Draft Horse Show. For the entire schedule go here.

When you visit don’t miss Loveland’s gallery scene. Long known as a Mecca for artists of all kinds, Night on the Town, a gallery walk, occurs on the second Friday of the month and is an opportunity to experience Loveland’s dynamic art scene.

Planning ahead:

Loveland is known as “The Sweetheart City” and Valentine’s Day is a very big deal here. From the traditional Rotary hearts on light poles around town (buy your heart online here) to the Valentine Remailing Program, to My Big Date, Loveland’s first Valentine’s Day tourism package, Loveland, Colorado is the place to be on February 14.

Fire & Ice Festival Loveland, Colorado
Loveland Fire & Ice Festival

The brand new Loveland Fire & Ice Festival lights up downtown on Valentine’s Day weekend. It’s an ice sculpting and light show extravaganza that brought thousands of people to Loveland last year. The event, scheduled for February 12-14, 2016, will be even bigger and better this year with fireworks planned for all three evenings.

Make sure this unique Northern Colorado event is on your calendar this winter.

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