Entertainment Itinerary

Fort Collins holds a different place in the minds of every visitor and local. How you identify with Fort Collins comes from your experience as a whole, the activities you choose to do and the personal interests you hold. Everyone is able to have a unique experience in Fort Collins, CO.

Day 1

Breakfast at Silver Grill Cafe

The Silver Grill is the oldest restaurant in Northern Colorado, serving legendary breakfast and lunch dishes daily. Wooden floors, huge windows looking out into Old Town, and famous cinnamon rolls give this charming restaurant a special place in the heart of Fort Collins.

Bas Bleu Gallery

Gallery Bleu, housed in the historic Giddings Building and home to the Bas Bleu Theatre Company at 401 Pine Street in Fort Collins, hosts six visual art exhibits a year, featuring local and regional artists. Each art show features an opening reception and runs for two months concurrent with the Theatre Company’s main stage productions. Art is for sale during the Fort Collins Gallery Walk.

Lunch and Cider at Scrumpy's 

Scrumpy’s Cider Bar offers excellent lunches and all the Hard Cider you could want. The perfect way to wind down on a fall day is to eat a tasty meal and sip on a Hard Cider.

Pianos About Town

The Pianos About Town program brings art and music to the streets of Fort Collins. Pianos About Town started in 2010 as a collaboration between Bohemian Foundation, the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Fort Collins. During the summer, 20 hand-painted pianos take up residence outside, providing whimsical pops of color and music. Sit down and play a song yourself, or just admire and listen! Pianos About Town is part of the Art in Public Places Program. Fort Collins holds artistic and colorful art around each corner waiting to be experienced and appreciated. Thanks to a community commitment to Art in Public Places and talented artists, Fort Collins hosts many beautiful art projects that the public can enjoy freely as they walk along the streets or through alleyways.

Dinner at Jay’s Bistro

If you’re looking for the total package, Jay’s Bistro is the ticket to dining in the glow of Historic Downtown Fort Collins. An award-winning dining destination inspired by Jay Witlen and his wife, Jacki, the Bistro comes alive with artfully prepared cuisine presented by a welcoming staff. And, with live jazz by the talented and well-renowned Mark Sloniker, Jay’s Bistro has it all!

Open Stage Theatre

Since its inception in 1973, Open Stage has actively produced and promoted live performing arts in Northern Colorado, making it one of the longest-practicing and most renowned theatrical producers in the state. Open Stage performances are sure to entertain and are housed at the newly remodeled Lincoln Center and varying venues in Fort Collins. Get tickets at:

Drinks at Ace Gillett's

Named and inspired by previous 1950′s Armstrong owner, Ace Gillett, the lounge evokes the feeling of class and sultry sophistication that enveloped city speakeasies during the years of prohibition. A soft dark atmosphere with espresso woods, large purple circular booths, delicate tea light candles, and one of the best places to entice Fort Collins. They have some incredibly creative and delicious tapas using unique ingredients, and some of the best drinks in our lovely Choice City.

Day 2

Breakfast at Choice City Butcher and Deli 

This cozy deli embodies the fun-loving and relaxed culture of Fort Collins with choice meat sandwiches and entrees served all day along a wide selection of Colorado local beers and ciders.

Flower Garden Bike Ride 

Rent a cruiser from Recycled Cycles and cruise around town. Fort Collins is considered one of the most bike friendly cities in the U.S and it is evident through our miles of bike trails and bike paths on nearly every road. Take a ride through our four colorful city gardens. The CSU Trial Gardens are sure to please.

Lunch at the Mayor of Old Town 

The Mayor of Old Town is a locally owned and operated tap house that strives to bring the Fort Collins brewing and beer drinking community together over a pint of beer – any one of 100 of the best and most loved beers, from small local breweries to classics from across the seas.

Lincoln Center Art Gallery

The Lincoln Center is a leader of the cultural experience here in Fort Collins and it is a huge part of the community. This center is one of the most diverse and largest presenters of professional theatre, dance, music and visual arts. Enjoy their ever-changing art galleries and get a feeling for Fort Collins culture.

Dinner at the Marriot Fort Collins (Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show)

America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic plated dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect! The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show performs on Saturday nights.

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