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A Day in Fort Collins

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If someone tell you that you are getting off the beaten track by choosing Fort Collins as your next holiday destination, then show him/her the pictures and facts we have shared with you. We believe that these are ample to seal their lips and make them realize that mostly astonishing and distinct beauties have been lost unsung and untold. This is the reason why people often consider other popular cities turning a blind eye to Fort Collins while deciding on their spot for vacations. Only people with limited knowledge and conventional way of thinking can make such statements about Fort Collins. Still you believe that it would be risking your neck by spending number of days here in spite of what others said, then take some time out and read out the below-shared 24-hour itinerary of Fort Collins. It is ample to convince you and change your mind in the favor of this astonishing city. We are certain that you are soon to fall head over heels for the city and would say thanks for recommending this fabulous place.

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8:00 am: Welcome feast at Lucile's Restaurant
We owe you a welcome treat for considering our suggestion and making Fort Collins your holiday destination. Let's start your day at Lucile's Restaurant with scrumptious breakfast. Breakfast is an important meal of the day. But mere having breakfast is not enough. The most vital point to pay attention to is how tasty it was, how wholesome it was, and how rich the quality was. Lucile's Restaurant took this job very seriously. Keeping in mind the importance of breakfast in one's life, Lucile's Restaurant is sincerely engaged into delivering the best and luscious breakfast in the city. The restaurant is 36 years old, but it has always kept its freshness, creativity, taste, and quality intact. Food may perish but the reputation of Lucile's. Though food is the foremost factor that attracts people to Lucile's, but its comfortable ambiance keeps them captivated for hours. On every bite to its food, you would conspire to steal it's recipes. Even if you get succeeded in knowing their recipes, from where you will manage to serve yourself with flawless and ever-smiling staff members. Indeed, Lucile's is also famed for its faultless hospitality. Hence, if you have already left home in search of scrumptious food, then you must have clue where to stop by.
    
Address: 400 South Meldrum Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521, United States
Phone: 1 970.224.5464
Website: www.luciles.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (7:00 am-2:00 pm); Saturday and Sunday (8:00 am-2:00 pm)

9:30 am: Lory State Park is synonymous to thrill
Perhaps you loved lip-smacking breakfast at Lucile's Restaurant. Now, make a move to Lory State Park. If adventure resides somewhere in the city, then it does at Lory State Park undoubtedly. Catering to thrill-seeking needs of visitors, Lory State Park offers various fun-filled activities to get indulged into. Biking, horse riding, picnicking, and hiking are amongst its most adventure-filled activities. You could spot a pool of heads trying out hands on such thrilling things. If you are in the search of some serene and breathtaking views, then you ought to visit this place. It offers some awe-inspiring views of foothills scenery. You would indeed fall for its beauty and serenity. You can spend a lot of hours here in solitude immersing into the tranquility and mesmerizing charm of the place. Hence, back-country camping could be a great option for you to spend some time with nature alone. If you will head east from Lory State Park, you can enjoy the access to coves and bays of Horsetooth Reservoir where you can indulge into rafting, kayaking, and canoeing.

Address: Fort Collins, Colorado 80526, United States
Phone: 1 970.493.1623
Website: www.cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/lory
Operation Hours: Opens daily (8:30 am-4:00 pm)
Distance and time from Lucile's Restaurant: 11.4 miles or 22 minutes drive

11:00 am: Glimpse of Global Village Museum of Arts
Its time to move on. If your eyes always look for some appealing international folk art, then Global Village Museum of Arts is indeed a place for you. At Global Village Museum of Arts, international folk art is revered and promoted through its exhibits and various other educational programs. It has been catering to culture and art aficionados since June 2009. A visit to Global Village Museum of Arts will let you get acquainted with the insights of world history, folk art, fine art, culture and people. Through all its sincere efforts, Global Village Museum of Arts is dedicated to achieve and establish peace and understanding. You can catch the glimpse of breathtaking artifacts and splendid collection at one of its four galleries, namely, Village Arts Gallery, Main Gallery, Hall Gallery, and Mundoville. Indeed, Global Village Museum of Arts is an unbeatable presenter of world arts and culture. Bring me back a souvenir! Global Travelers and Grand Memories, Cartography Around the World: Past & Present, Europe ~ Tales & Traditions, The Egyptian Kingdom: The Gift of the Nile, are amongst its most famous and thronged exhibitions.

Address: 200 West Mountain Avenue # C, Fort Collins, CO 80521, United States
Phone: 970-221-4600
Website: www.globalvillagemuseum.org
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (11:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed on Sundays and Mondays
Distance and time from Lory State Park: 10.9 miles or 21 minutes drive

12:30 pm: Its family time at The Farm At Lee Martinez Park
If you want to give an unprecedented surprise to your family and they usually complaint of your busy schedule and absence, then change their mood and attitude towards you by planning a visit to The Farm At Lee Martinez Park. Believe us, this is going to be a trip standing the test of the time. Don't forget to carry your camera. A lot of picture-perfect moments are awaiting you. The Farm At Lee Martinez Park has been a spot for family since 1985. And, since the, it has become locals' favorite. Whenever they think of an outing with family, The Farm At Lee Martinez Park pops up in their mind at first. If you are expecting some educational opportunities at The Farm At Lee Martinez Park, then you are expecting it right. Get yourself clicked posing with adorable farm animals. Pony rides here will accentuate your experience here. Don't forget to check out Museum & The Farm Store and Hayrides dotted here. By and large, The Farm At Lee Martinez Park is a place for all catering to wide needs of visitors.

Address: 600 North Sherwood Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521, United States
Phone: 1 970.221.6665
Website: www.fcgov.com/recreation/thefarm.php
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays
Distance and time from Global Village Museum of Arts: 0.8 mile or 4 minutes drive

2:00 pm: Taste something luscious at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Let's put your sight-seeing on hold, and feed your belly. If you are a big junkie of Mexican food, then you ought to visit Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in Fort Collins. No matter how well you know this city, if you haven't made it to Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, then you can't be called a true Mexican buff. For its blemish-free reputation and unbeatable popularity, one must say thanks to its adherence to age-old traditional recipes, authentic Mexican flavors, using freshest ingredients, and possessing a curious mind that always strives for pleasing its diners with commendable innovation. Now, we can anticipate why people call it the 'Best Patio in Old Town'. But, if you think that after exposing your taste buds to its delectable food would stub out your hunger, then you are wrong this time. The food served here is so mouth-drooling that it will make you addict to it. It will accentuate your penchant for Mexican food but only in Rio's style. Of course, you can't compromise with taste and quality, can you?
   
Address: 143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524, United States
Phone: 1 970.224.5428
Website: www.riograndemexican.com/locations/fort-collins
Operation Hours: Sunday-Wednesday (11:00 am-10:00 pm); Thursday-Saturday (11:00 am-12:00 am)
Distance and time from Farm At Lee Martinez Park: 0.8 mile or 4 minutes drive

3:30 pm: Its exploration time at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Now make a move to Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. It is engaged into roping in people and providing them with the opportunities so as to develop and enhance their understanding of science, its expeditions and culture. The museum helps its visitors to widen their horizon of knowledge about science and its various dimensions. Collection-based and hands-on explorations are the best practiced methods of the museum to make learning and exploring more interesting and intriguing. Hence, if your friends call you an inquisitive soul, then you belong to this place. This museum is a true melting pot of history and science that help you unearth the various and vital facts about your very own this world and your nexus with it. How are the various events, ideas, and phenomena taking place around the world? What are their significance in your life? You are going to get answers to all your pertinent questions at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, Gustav Swanson Natural Area, Music & Sound Lab, Food, Forage, and Farm exhibit, and The Schatz Family Exploration Zone are amongst its main attractions

Address: 408 Mason Ct, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524, United States
Phone: 1 970.221.6738
Website: www.fcmod.org
Operation Hours: Friday to Sunday and Tuesday and Wednesday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); Thursday (10:00 am-8:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays
Distance and time from Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant: 0.4 mile or 9 minutes drive

5:00 pm: Culture buffs must visit Fort Collins Lincoln Center at least once
Its time to get acquainted with culture. Fort Collins Lincoln Center understands very well the importance of culture in people's life and its very need and value to our existing community. It is also engaged in preserving and flourishing city's culture so as to propagate it to our posterity. Its sincere efforts and unprecedented engagement into promoting culture has brought remarkable fame for it making it one of the largest and most diverse promoters of visual arts, dance, music, professional theatre, and programs specialized for children. Fort Collins Lincoln Center boasts of its two performing art spaces, outdoor sculpture garden, and art gallery. Fort Collins Lincoln Center also facilitates its visitors by offering them its five event spaces at pocket-friendly prices to organize their private, corporate, and many other special events. These event spaces include outdoor terrace, two indoor ballrooms, rooftop patio, and interior meeting space.

Address: 417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521, United States
Phone: 1 970.221.6735
Website: www.lctix.com
Distance and time from Fort Collins Museum of Discovery: 1.0 mile or 5 minutes drive

6:30 pm: Let's spend some time amidst nature
If you possess a great desire to learn, explore and understand, then you must visit Annual Flower Trial Garden at least once. Annual Flower Trial Garden is believed to be a place for the people from all walks of life. No matter which age group you belong to, you will very much like being here. The place has been tailored just for you. All-year round tons of students are spotted here on educational trips and tours. Annual Flower Trial Garden is a perfect setting for those who are engaged with some kind of research. The place acts as a great primary source for our researchers. Myriads of big shots and industry representatives are also very common to spots here. The Graden is believed to be an incredible inspirational spot for many out there.

Address: 1401 Remington Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, United States
Phone: 1 970.491.7179
Website: www.flowertrials.colostate.edu
Distance and time from Fort Collins Lincoln Center: 1.3 miles or 5 minutes drive

8:00 pm: Mexican junkies ought to visit here
Its time to dine. In order to please you with authentic Mexican cuisines, Inca Mexican Restaurant always makes sure that it uses only freshest ingredients. This is the reason behind the rich quality and freshness of its food. And, we believe this is what you actually pay for rather what's flecked on the menu. Before proceeding further, let us introduce you with two brothers who gave this beautiful gift to the city. Jose and Javier Rodriguez are those wizards who started off their journey with this haven for foodies in 1984. Their home-style recipes stole everybody's heart, and in turn, Inca Mexican Restaurant has become a popular and common point of discussion at everybody's house. Inca Mexican Restaurant's signature creations are also keeping it a way ahead of other restaurants and settings in its vicinity. We believe you have already switch off your burners and planned dinner at Inca Mexican Restaurant.
   
Address: 2413 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525, United States
Phone: 1 970.484.3400
Website: www.incamexican.com/fort-collins-co
Operation Hours: Sunday-Thursday (11:00 am-10:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-11:00 pm)
Distance and time from Annual Flower Trial Garden: 1.1 miles or 3 minutes drive

9:30 pm: Nights are bright at Ace Gillett's Lounge
Its time to enjoy your favorite drink. No matter what pleases you the most. At Ace Gillett's Lounge, you will be served with plenty of choices. Any drink can be your drink of the day, and then for the rest of your life. Here, age-old tastes and preferences change and beautifully replaced by the one prepared in the style of Ace Gillett's Lounge. Even if you don't like changes, you will like it here. You will adore this change wholeheartedly. The shadowy ambiance accentuates the coziness and keeps you from the hustle-bustle going on outside. At Ace Gillett's Lounge, its just you and your glass of cocktail. Enjoy every sip of it till the time you want to sit back and relax. Ace Gillett's Lounge has something more for you to make your night-hours memorable. Myriads of local as well as national talents are spotted here. Taking your entertainment needs into account, Ace Gillett's Lounge organizes live music nights that can bedazzle you altogether. Its music plays the role of time machine that will transport you to the era of 60's. You can't keep yourself from tapping your feet.

Address: 239 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524, United States
Phone: 1 970.449.4797
Website: www.acegilletts.com
Operation Hours: Sunday-Tuesday (4:00 pm-1:00 am); Wednesday-Saturday (4:00 pm-2:00 am)
Distance and time from Inca Mexican Restaurant: 2.9 miles or 9 minutes drive

11:00 pm: Tap your feet at Fusion Nightclub
Let's bid a bye to the city with a good-bye dance. Don't be shy to pop in here even if you are a terribly bad dancer. At Fusion Nightclub, it is considered a crime to sit idle at one place. Here, people will compel you to join the pool of dancers on its flashy dance floors. Fret not! All matters here is the passionate you instead of how good you can shake your booty. Just put on your dancing shoes and show the world how badly you can move your leg and still enjoy it. Set the party animal residing in your body free and shake a leg with others. When it comes to DJs, you are going to meet only the best ones in the city. You will agree with us once you will visit the place. Party won't end until you retire. Hence, to keep you going, Fusion Nightclub serves you with abundant of national as well international flavored drinks. These drinks are tantalizing enough to keep you awake and fill you up with party spirit. Fusion Nightclub also organizes piano concerts. So, if you are a passionate pianist, then you would love being here.
   
Address: 351 Linden Street #140, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524, United States
Phone: 1 303.249.1263
Website: www.fusionfortcollins.com/home
Distance and time from Ace Gillett's Lounge: 0.4 mile or 9 minutes drive

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