Fort Collins is a northern city in Colorado, just 40 minutes drive from Denver International Airport. This area of Colorado features beautiful scenery to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and rafting. It is home to the 4th largest craft beer company, New Belgium Brewing Co. but it is also home to roughly 20 other craft beer companies. Fort Collins is a great place to relax, enjoy some great food and enjoy the sunshine! Below you will find a full Fort Collins Guide:
New Belgium Brewing
Accommodation – You can stay in a hotel for around $130 per night in the area. There are many choices in on VRBO starting around $74 per night.
I recommend Home2 Suites in Fort Collins as its centrally located in Fort Collins so everything is a close drive. The rooms are spacious and beds are comfortable, plus rate includes breakfast. If you want to stay closer to Old Town Fort Collins, I recommend staying at The Elizabeth Hotel.
We have stayed in both an hotel and Airbnb in our past trips. When we stayed in Airbnb, we were within walking distance of Old Town Fort Collins which is nice to be close and not have the inconvenience with parking car for dinner and drinks.
Food – This area has some great food options! We eat breakfast at our hotel or Airbnb to save money. Meals can range from $8-$40 depending on your budget. You will often find food trucks located at breweries to keep budget low while keeping you satisfied. We always visit The Still Whiskey Steaks and it never disappoints. Sometimes the city can get very busy, so I would recommend reservations when available.
Transportation – Although there are public transportation and Uber services available, I would recommend renting a car. Assuming you are flying into Denver International Airport, you will need to drive approximately 45 min to 1 hr to Fort Collins. We’ve found car rentals are under $40 per day. I recommend using Uber if you are going to be beer tasting in Fort Collins.
Suggested daily budget – $170-225 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a reasonable hotel with breakfast included, renting compact car, and staying under $30 food/drink budget per person. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)
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