A woman sips a beer on the patio at Verboten Brewing.
Bars & Beverage

18 Best Patio Restaurants & Bars

Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project In Loveland, beautiful patios perfect for summer dining and drinking abound. Here are some of the best spots to enjoy a meal outdoors or sip a beer in town, including a look at a new restaurant and some dog-friendly options.  NEW This Summer HUB Café by Fresh Plate HUB Café by Fresh Plate (6402 Union Creek Dr.) is the newest

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A woman in a kayak rows across carter lake on a summer day.
Art

Memorial Day Weekend Staycation

Sticking closer to home this Memorial Day weekend? You aren’t alone. After all, staycations — with less stress and a lower price tag — are the new vacation. Consider spending a night (or better yet, two or three) in Loveland. Here are our top choices for what to do, see and eat, along with where to lay your head this

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Children playing on a sculpture in Benson Sculpture Garden
Art

Art Events Aplenty: Summer Edition

Summer in an arts community…it doesn’t get much better than this! Along with nature’s canvas of greenery with touches of floral colors here-and-there, summer arts events are back! Here is a list of notable events to save-the-date for.    Colorado Governor’s Art Show & Sale Occurring soonest on the list, The Colorado Governor’s Art Show & Sale, one of the

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DIY Food Tour of Loveland: Downtown

Along with an incredible art scene, did you know Loveland is a foodie town, too?  With nearly 200 options, there are some truly love-ly restaurants in town, especially in the charming historic downtown district.   Rather than pick just one restaurant for dinner, consider taking a more leisurely approach and hitting up two, three, or even four eateries, all within a

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Blue FCU Arena with a sold out crowd for a comedian.
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Upcoming “Can’t-Miss” Fun at Blue Arena

Last fall, Loveland’s Blue Arena celebrated its 20th anniversary with a new name and a list of notable improvements, including new seats, renovated suites, fresh paint, and new food and beverage outlets. If you haven’t yet experienced the new and improved Blue, set your sights on one of these upcoming events and follow our tips below to maximize the fun.

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A Love-themed Adventure Park Coming to Loveland?!

An artists rendering of the heart loop on Love Land’s “Cupid Coaster.” Credit: Cardiac Arrest Amusements, LLC It’s no secret that Loveland has long owned up to its title as the “Land of Love.” With the number of hearts and love-themed sculptures that adorn the entire town, it makes perfect sense (and that’s beyond the word “love” in our city’s

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Egg dishes from the epic egg sit on a table
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A Lovely Bunch of Brunch

Do you ever wish there was an acceptable occasion to eat breakfast and lunch at the same time that you could drink before noon? Well, dreamers rejoice! You need brunch! If you’re like us, you love a good brunch. Loveland has plenty of solid options for traditional (and some non-traditional) brunches. Here’s our list of favorites for you to try.

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Children playing on a sculpture in Benson Sculpture Garden
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Free Family Fun in Loveland

With the arrival of spring comes the motivation to get outdoors and Loveland offers so many opportunities to enjoy nature free of charge. From city parks and open spaces to art walks and spectacular scenic drives, families will find no shortage of options that are also easy on the pocketbook.  Picture Perfect Parks The ultimate in free outdoor entertainment, Loveland’s

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Bucees Logo on Fuel Island
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Buc-ee’s With a Side of Loveland

Colorado’s first Buc-ee’s mega-store opens to the public on March 18 at 6 a.m., and it’s located less than nine miles from Downtown Loveland. If you’re planning a pilgrimage, be sure to check out our tips for making the most of your Buc-ee’s visit along with five quintessential Loveland add-ons to super-size your trip.  First, a little intel. Buc-ee’s openings

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Devils Backbone Jumping
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Springtime Strolls: Loveland’s Top Hikes

Did you resolve to get moving outdoors in 2024? We’re just a couple of months into the new year and we know it can be challenging to stay the course. We’re here to help! Spring is right around the corner and days are getting longer and temps are climbing. With more than 20 miles of soft-surface trails in and around

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17 Ways to Opt Indoors in Loveland

Balance all the great outdoor winter fun in Loveland with a few inside activities. Loveland has plenty of indoor activities from which to choose when the weather is less than ideal, or you just want a break from the sunshine. Here are some of the best Loveland options, as well as some new experiences. Indoor Recreation NEW: Aiming to make pickleball

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Fiery Owl and Ice Sculptures with Sweetheart Fest Logo
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A Fiery Owl Joins Sweetheart Festival

A 25-foot-tall steel owl that shoots flames out of its wings will hover over Foundry Plaza in Loveland on Feb. 10 during the annual Sweetheart Festival. Along with the owl, a corral of fiery entertainment will be on display at the base of the owl, including fire spinners and flaming Cupid, a smaller fire sculpture that has been featured at

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Sweetheart Festival Tunnel of Love
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It’s Valentine’s Season in Loveland!

If you love love, February is THE time to visit Loveland. The Sweetheart City’s beloved Sweetheart Festival returns, along with the annual Valentine’s Re-mailing Program, Little Miss Valentine & Mr. Cupid contest, the Loveland Valentine’s Day Group Wedding and so much more.  2024 SWEETHEART FESTIVAL Celebrate Valentines Season at the 6th Annual Loveland Sweetheart Festival in downtown Loveland! Bring the family

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Ring in 2024: Loveland Style

It’s that time of year. Once again, we find ourselves excessively stuffed with holiday ham, minds full of new memories with loved ones and contemplating how we are already rapidly approaching the New Year. (Didn’t 2023 just start yesterday?) As you contemplate how you will ring in 2024, we recommend shaking off the post-Christmas hibernation with these awesome event and

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Paradox Fine Art Loveland building exterior
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Four Art Galleries to Visit in Loveland

Many internationally known and award-winning artists call Loveland home and showcase their artwork in galleries located throughout downtown, as well as in one new gallery located near Benson Sculpture Garden. Be sure to check out these Loveland galleries: New Gallery: Paradox Fine Art Loveland’s newest gallery, Paradox Fine Art (2683 N. Taft Ave.), is a combination art gallery, art bar and

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Explore the NOCO Light Trail

From gorgeous gardens aglow to one of the top free choreographed holiday light shows in the state, it’s easy to get into the holiday spirit in Northern Colorado thanks to the brand-new NoCo Light Trail. Extending from Fort Collins to Loveland and even up to Estes Park, the NoCo Light Trail allows visitors to experience festive light displays, free family-friendly activities and even

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Loveland Visitor Center Shoppers
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Loveland: Your Holiday Shopping HQ

Every town offers a distinctive mix of retail hot spots and Loveland is no exception. Colorado’s Sweetheart City is known for its extensive sculpture collection and an abundance of very creative residents. Some make wearable art or design collectibles. Others know just where to find the most tempting baubles for their local boutiques.  Beyond the artists, makers and locally owned

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Friends enjoy beers in Loveland
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Liquid Arts Update Fall 2023

Northern Colorado’s craft beverage scene continues to attract due attention – and awards – with new offerings, innovation, and creativity. And it’s no longer just about new brews. Here’s the latest on Loveland’s liquid arts landscape.   Local Whiskey: From Loveland Soil to Your Snifter  Loveland’s Root Shoot Malting, a fifth-generation family farm that’s been providing barley, wheat, rye and

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