Northern Colorado is a beautiful destination whether you are planning a vacation, or you want to move to the area full time. You will love the breathtaking views of the mountains, the hiking and biking trails, and the variety of shops and restaurants. Escape the hustle and bustle of the Denver area and head up north for friendly service and a hometown atmosphere.
One of the best small towns in Northern Colorado is the quaint haven of Windsor. This town features a wonderful downtown area where you will find unique gift shops filled with art, home décor, and antiques. While strolling down main street stop in at Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Inc for local crafts, gifts, and souvenirs of Colorado. They carry jewelry, soaps and lotions, books and many other local treasures. You will also want to stop by Memory Lane Antiques for some friendly service, furniture, and home décor. If you’re looking for a beautiful wedding dress, plan to stop in at the Blushing Bride Boutique on Main Street. The friendly staff will help you find the perfect dress for your special day. If you love to craft or Scrapbook, the NOCO Crop Stop is filled with scrapbooking and card making supplies and classes are offered on a regular basis. Heroes and Horrors Games is another fascinating shop where you can participate in tournaments or enjoy chatting with other gaming enthusiasts. In addition to the quaint stores and boutiques, there are two supermarkets for all your grocery and pharmacy needs.
Located right off Interstate 25, The Promenade Shops at Centerra is the perfect place to spend the day with the family. You will love browsing the shelves at Barnes and Noble or buy some items to pamper yourself at Bath and Body Works or Yankee Candle. CJ Banks or the Banana Republic are perfect for choosing some new clothes for any season and you can stop by the water features during the summer and let the kids cool off. After checking out the stores by Centerra, head over to the Outlets at Loveland. You will find excellent bargains at Carter’s or stop by the Nike factory store for new footwear. The Under Armor store offers a variety of clothing for your outdoor needs and you won’t want to miss the Casual Male XL for those hard to find sizes. Another convenient spot in Loveland is the Columbine Shopping Center focused around the Safeway grocery store. You can stop in at Ace Hardware for household needs and unique souvenirs or check out the pharmacy for cards and beauty products. Shopping areas and restaurants are located all over the city and most are within walking distance of apartments and hotels.
When traveling around Northern Colorado, take a drive through the farming community of Timnath. Although the area is growing quickly, you will also enjoy gazing at the farms and historical buildings. You will also want to stop in the downtown area and check out Fine & Funky where you can purchase fashionable clothes at an affordable price. Grit & Lace Boutique is another shop you don’t want to miss. If you are looking for fashionable and curvy styles – this shop offers excellent service and a fun atmosphere. Families who like to shop in bulk will also enjoy a stop at Costco where you can find everything you need from automotive, electronics and groceries. If you don’t have a Costco membership – head across the road to Walmart where you will find a large variety of items including inexpensive Colorado souvenirs.
As you head up Interstate 25, plan to make a stop in Wellington where you will love the small-town atmosphere and friendly people. The town is known for is woolly mammoth remains discovery in 2000 by a construction crew. If you are searching for unique gifts or home décor, Thistle has exactly what you need. You can buy candles, clothing, or crafts that you probably won’t find anywhere else. Ridley’s Family Market is a great place to find local produce and all your grocery needs. The staff is friendly and helpful, the prices are fair, and the food is fresh. When searching for unique jewelry, Proper Time Watches & Jewelry is amazing. Whether you need your watch or jewelry repaired or you are looking for something new for a special occasion, the owners will offer friendly service and advice. If you’ve never been to a local feed and goods store, stop by Bomgaars. You will not only find gardening supplies, livestock items, tools, and plumbing – but you will also enjoy browsing through the clothing and footwear selections.
As one of the largest towns in the Northern part of the state, Fort Collins has every shop and restaurant you can imagine. If you are looking for unique older items and antiques – head over to the flea markets along the southern section of College Ave. You can travel along the frontage road and stop in at multiple buildings and find toys and items from your childhood in addition to re-purposed and recycled items you never knew you needed. When shopping for new items, stop at The Shops at Foothills for modern elegance and a large variety of stores like Macy’s, I Love Colorado, Zales, and X-Golf. If you want to explore the more historic areas of Fort Collins, head over to Old Town Square where you will enjoy browsing unique shops and a variety of cafes and restaurants. Old Firehouse Books is also located in the downtown area and you can look through the books, purchase some gifts or Knick knacks, and enjoy a snack at the attached tea room.
Colorado is well-known for its mountain resorts and wild west activities and adventures. People who visit Colorado are often enamored with the friendly atmosphere, open green spaces, and environmentally friendly shops and businesses. In the Northern part of the state, you will find amazing housing options, shopping within walking distance, and popular and unique restaurants. When traveling through the area, be sure to take advantage of all the amazing sights and events with your friends and family. If you find interest in shopping for a Colorado property, there’s always foreclosures which provide a good opportunities to find discounted homes. Otherwise, you can opt for the more traditional route of house searching.