Colorado may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Fort CollinsUnited States of America

Cycle your wayaround this thriving university town to discover northern Colorado’s famous localfood, beer and wine.

Visit Fort Collins to discover a downtownprecinct dotted with historic monuments, early 20th-century architecture andsome of the most cherished breweries in the U.S. Fort Collins is a tight-knitcommunity of 150,000 residents, centered on Colorado State University.

The town is regularly praised for itshigh quality of life and its picturesque gardens. Follow its winding networksof bike paths and sample delicious local produce. As you navigate the pavedroutes you’ll come across gourmet restaurants, boutique retail stores andmountainous landscapes surrounding the town.

Rent a bicycle from the Fort Collins bikelibrary, free of charge, to get around the city. Clever city planning meansthat cyclists have the right of way at most intersections. Biking is usuallythe fastest means of transportation for crossing the city. Those who don’tenjoy traveling on two wheels can use the convenient Fort Collins bus system.

Explore the downtown region on foot tosee why locals are so proud of their city. Outdoor restaurant patios areprevalent on the main streets, along with fresh produce stores and independentcultural institutions. Take the kids to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Spend time in scenic public spaces such as Old Town Square and Oak Street Plaza and see the campus of Colorado State University on aguided tour before you settle back with locals over a beer.

Colorado has long had a reputation for excellentbeer. Allow enough time to visit some of the craft breweries in town and samplethe local varieties. Try New Belgium Brewery’s Fat Tire, one of America’s mostpopular craft beers.

Cycle outside the city center to seeColorado’s rugged beauty. Go whitewater rafting through the Roosevelt NationalForest or mountain bike in Spring Canyon Park. Find tour guides and outdoor sports stores in the downtown areato prepare for your adventures.

Fort Collins is a laid-back townthroughout the year. For a relaxed visit, come during the holidays when bars,restaurants and cafés are much quieter with the university population reduced. Justa short drive from the Denver International Airport, the town can be reached bycar or bus.

Where to stay in Fort Collins

The 14ers played at the Equinix tonight! Love Fort Collins.

Old Town

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

Old Town is well-liked for its historic sites, and you can visit sights like Fort Collins Lincoln Center and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery if you have time to explore the area.

Old Town
Sunrise in Ft. Collins, from Horsetooth Reservoir

Old Town West

5/5Exceptional!(50 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Old Town West, Fort Collins Lincoln Center and Avery House are top sights worth seeing.

Old Town West
Harbinger Coffee in Fort Collins - I try to hit at least one local coffee shop when on the road. Here, there are interesting new flavor combinations, water with your latte, and lovely latte art

#localcoffee
#latteart
#fortcollins
#colorado

University North

3/5(1 area review)

While University North isn't home to many top sights, Fort Collins Lincoln Center and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery are some notable places to visit nearby.

University North
The CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden is most beautiful between July and September. With hundreds of verities of flowers on display. It is a feast for your eyes.

#LifeAtExpediaGroup

Historic Fort Collins High School

While there might not be top attractions in Historic Fort Collins High School, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Fort Collins Lincoln Center and Fort Fun.

Historic Fort Collins High School

Top Hotels in Fort Collins

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Fort Collins
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Fort Collins
2.5 out of 5
3709 E Mulberry St, Fort Collins, CO
The price is $69 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Situated in Fort Collins, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Fort Fun and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Edora Pool Ice Center. Odell Brewing Company and UCHealth Poudre ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,451 reviews)

"Everyone was pleasant. No issues with anything. Good location."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Fort Collins
Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Collins
Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Collins
2.5 out of 5
4715 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO
The price is $103 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Collindale Golf Course, Banner Fort Collins Medical Center, and Swetsville Zoo. Environmental ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (473 reviews)

"A great place for our family; roomy & the kitchenette was a bonus. While we understand the need to close the bfast bar due to Covid, the substitute food was a huge disappointment. Sugary prepackaged sweet buns? Why not small boxes of cereal, oatmeal packets, containers of milk, juice, prepackaged ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Collins
Fort Collins Marriott
Fort Collins Marriott
4 out of 5
350 E Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins, CO
The price is $98 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Foothills Mall and Collindale Golf Course. Edora Pool Ice Center and UCHealth Poudre Valley ...

4.1/5Very Good! (953 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Fort Collins Marriott

Popular places to visit in Fort Collins

Horsetooth Mountain Park
Image for Horsetooth Mountain Park

Horsetooth Mountain Park

4.5/5(153 reviews)

Enjoy the mountain views and explore Horsetooth Mountain Park, a lovely green space in Fort Collins. Wander the college campus in this family-friendly area.

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Image for Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

4.5/5(53 reviews)

Get hands on with science, explore space, discover the material culture of early settler and indigenous Americans, meet wildlife and play in a music and sound lab.

Horsetooth Reservoir
Image for Horsetooth Reservoir

Horsetooth Reservoir

4.5/5(87 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Horsetooth Reservoir during your travels in Fort Collins.

Top things to do in Fort Collins

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Colorado
Image for City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Colorado

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Colorado

$10
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Colorado
Image for Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Colorado

Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Colorado

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Colorado
Image for Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Colorado

Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Colorado

$20
Per adult
Fort Collins Scavenger Hunt: Conquer the Fort!
Image for Fort Collins Scavenger Hunt: Conquer the Fort!

Fort Collins Scavenger Hunt: Conquer the Fort!

$20
Per adult
Fort Collins Scavenger Hunt: It's A Small World
Image for Fort Collins Scavenger Hunt: It's A Small World

Fort Collins Scavenger Hunt: It's A Small World

$20
Per adult
Acrylic Pour Painting Class
Image for Acrylic Pour Painting Class

Acrylic Pour Painting Class

$36
Per adult

Reviews of Fort Collins

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
648
5 - Excellent 54.49957947855341%
4 - Good
442
4 - Good 37.17409587888982%
3 - Okay
85
3 - Okay 7.1488645920941964%
2 - Disappointing
8
2 - Disappointing 0.6728343145500421%
1 - Terrible
6
1 - Terrible 0.5046257359125316%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Fort Collins is my hometown and I love it

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 12, 2020

I love it in Fort Collins

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 2, 2020

I stayed during the COVID outbreak. I am trying to locate to Fort Collins from Cheyenne. It is difficult to find an apartment. I have applied for jobs but have had no interviews yet.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

We got to babysit grandchildren!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 13, 2020

Horel was in a nice location and beautiful town!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 10, 2020

Having a Costco and Walmart near the hotel was convenient.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Fort Collins

Image for Best National Parks to Visit in Spring

Best National Parks to Visit in Spring

Best National Parks to Visit in Spring
Image for 10 coolest places to beat the heat this summer

10 coolest places to beat the heat this summer

10 coolest places to beat the heat this summer
Image for The best places to travel each month in 2018

The best places to travel each month in 2018

The best places to travel each month in 2018
Image for 5 things you don’t know about Rocky Mountain National Park

5 things you don’t know about Rocky Mountain National Park

5 things you don’t know about Rocky Mountain National Park
Image for Rocky Mountain National Park in photos

Rocky Mountain National Park in photos

Rocky Mountain National Park in photos
Image for Rocky Mountain National Park Denver via Instagram

Rocky Mountain National Park Denver via Instagram

Rocky Mountain National Park Denver via Instagram
Image for National Parks adventure: Rocky Mountain

National Parks adventure: Rocky Mountain

National Parks adventure: Rocky Mountain
Image for 15 outdoor places to visit this winter

15 outdoor places to visit this winter

15 outdoor places to visit this winter
Image for 8 truly epic national park hiking trails

8 truly epic national park hiking trails

8 truly epic national park hiking trails

Cities near Fort Collins

Other places like Fort Collins