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Music, Mussels & Magic at The Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins 4, HeidiTown.com

This post is brought to you by First National Bank, the Official Bank of Downtown Fort Collins. The city that makes all of those “best places to live” lists is also the best place to visit, especially with the construction of Fort Collins’ first 4-star hotel, The Elizabeth Hotel. The property incorporates all the best things the Choice City has to offer, including music – something the city has become

The Mayor Goes Shopping in the Choice City, Fort Collins, Colorado Perennial Gardener outside shot

Fort Collins is best known for craft beer, bikes and Horsetooth Reservoir, but downtown boasts a healthy variety of retail stores and whether you’re shopping for the holidays or for yourself, there’s a store here to fit every need (or want). This past week I went on a little shopping outing in downtown Fort Collins with my friend Karen, and our first stop was at a store that’s been a

Flower Power in Fort Collins, a Visit to The Gardens on Spring Creek. Rock Garden. HeidiTown.com

Last week I was invited to Fort Collins to be on a tourism panel. Happily, the event was held at The Gardens on Spring Creek, a place I’ve wanted to visit for some time now. The gardens were established in 2004 when Ft. Collins voters supported a proposal to create a community horticultural center. More recently, an expansion of the gardens has been approved which will add a permanent Butterfly

5 Unique Colorado Inns that Should be on your Radar. The Distillery Inn partio. HeidiTown

I’ve stayed at four out of five of these inns, and I toured the other one, so you can be assured that there is an authentic voice behind this post. These Colorado inns are all quite varied in price and ambiance, but they are each one-of-a-kind. The Distillery Inn at Marble Distilling Co. – Carbondale The Distillery Inn is the most luxurious property on this list. I had the great

Fort Collins for Christmas

Considering a holiday getaway this month? Fort Collins is an excellent Colorado Christmas town. Downtown sparkles with thousands of lights and from Old Town Square to Oak Street Plaza Park, the atmosphere is merry. This past weekend, we did one-night getaway in Fort Collins to experience the city’s holiday offerings. Before exploring the festive scene we checked into the Fernweh Inn & Hostel on Mulberry, just blocks from the excitement

Gift Guide for Friends with Good Tastes

Know someone who loves food? Instead of buying them a cookbook or newfangled kitchen item, how about buying them a foodie experience? Colorado has blossomed with food tours over the last several years, and I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing several of these delicious excursions. Local Table Tours LocalTableTours.com This company was started by a Boulder food blogger who has traveled extensively in the United States and abroad. Today, Local Table

Brewery Lights Delight in Fort Collins, Colorado

Looking for something unique to do with the entire family this holiday season? Look no further than Brewery Lights at the Budweiser plant in Fort Collins, Colorado. Last week, I was invited to opening night at Brewery Lights which takes place Thursdays through Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m. through December 30, 2016. Ryan and I arrived early for a meet and greet with the Budweiser Clydesdales. One of the

Getting Foodie in Fort Collins at Jessup Farm Artisan Village

When I was asked to join a Local Table Tours outing at Jessup Farm Artisan Village in Fort Collins, I jumped at the opportunity to explore this unique Northern Colorado destination. Jessup Farm was a working farm built at the turn of the century. In 2011, the Campana family of Bellisimo Inc. rehabilitated the property and repurposed the buildings to house modern-day businesses scattered around like a village. Today the

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HeidiTown Gives Back took a hiatus for a few months, but it’s back. I started the HeidiTown Gives Campaign in 2012, because I wanted to use the HeidiTown platform to help organizations that help Coloradans. The nonprofit I’m highlighting this month is a service that exists to help folks in their most desperate time of need. No one ever wants to believes that they will need an organization like Disabled

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It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been on the radio at KRFC 88.9 FM for over a year and a half now. They came to me during the summer of 2011, asking if I’d be interested in doing a community segment, and I jumped at the chance. For 80 weeks I produced nearly 100 percent new material for the five minute show. With an increasingly active travel schedule, at the