Urbanize Guide to The Sweetheart City of Loveland, CO

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Activities & Entertainment


Benson Sculpture Park

This one-of-a-kind park features more than 500 sculptures by world-renowned artists. Set amid 40 acres of manicured gardens, the park is a truly beautiful place to explore. Visitors can stroll along winding pathways, stop to admire the sculptures and even picnic in the shade of the trees. The park is open year-round, so there's always something to see, no matter when you visit. And best of all, admission is free.


Downtown Loveland Festivals 

The Downtown Loveland Authority coordinates a variety of festivals and events that are perfect for visitors and locals alike. One of the highlights is the travel-themed Summer Fest, which features a different country each year. The event includes food, music, and dance performances from around the world, as well as a marketplace with goods from local businesses. 


Other popular festivals include the Annual Independence Day Celebration, Corn Roast Festival, Loveland Loves Beer and BBQ, Chalk on 5th, and MORE. Check out a list of all the upcoming events this Summer.


Devil’s Backbone Hiking

Devil's Backbone is one of the most popular hiking trails in Loveland, Colorado. The trailhead is just a few minutes from downtown, and the hike is relatively short and easy. However, the views from the top of the trail are truly spectacular. On a clear day, hikers can see for miles in every direction. 


The mountain peaks and valleys are an unforgettable sight, and the sense of accomplishment that comes from reaching the summit is unbeatable.  If you're looking for a little reward after your hike, head over to Sweetheart Winery and enjoy some wine tasting in their lovely vineyard.  

4th Street Shopping 

4th Street in Loveland, CO is the perfect place to find unique gifts and souvenirs from your travels. The street is lined with shops and boutiques, each with its own unique style. You'll find everything from handcrafted jewelry to vintage travel posters. 


And if you're looking for a special something for that hard-to-please friend or family member, you're sure to find it here. Some of our favorites are:


Restaurants & Bar


Loveland Breweries

Loveland, Colorado is quickly becoming known as a mecca for craft beer lovers with some of Colorado’s top-rated breweries. With its close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and its abundant outdoor recreation, Loveland is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cold one. 


With several breweries currently operating in the city, there's no shortage of places to find great beer. Some of our favorites include:


Brunching & Cafes 

From farm-to-table restaurants to farmers' markets, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy fresh, local food. The travel and vacation industry is also booming in Loveland, so whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or an active adventure, you'll find what you're looking for in this vibrant community. Some of our local favorites include:


  • Henry’s Irish Pub:  local pub and injected it with the perfect blend of old town feel and urban flair, making Henry’s Pub the downtown destination for contemporary dining.


  • Taste Local: Loveland’s sustainable scratch-made kitchen that serves delicious meals made with local, fresh ingredients paired with a healthy selection of in-house and Colorado-made beverages.


  • A.K.A. Kitchen: A.K.A. (or "Also Known As) Kitchen is Loveland’s hottest brunch spot. Serving bottomless mimosas, craft cocktails, and 'hot take' on classic menu items, they bring an elevated yet approachable dining experience to the Downtown Loveland Community. 


  • Betta Gumbo: Cajun & Creole specialties served in a funky space with colorful decor & sidewalk seating. They bring their favorite family recipes and add a special culinary twist to our own brand of Cajun and Low-Country cooking. 


  • Dark Heart Coffee Bar: From a comforting atmosphere that honors all humans, to the beautiful, pure lattes that they sip, Dark Heart believes in the details. We believe specialty coffee should be approachable and met with authentic engagement. 


  • Blend Nutrition: Loveland’s newest addition provides a quick and healthy lunch option for you! Serving up healthy shakes, energy teas, protein coffees,

good energy and positive vibes!


While these are some of our favorites, Loveland has so many other options to offer. Check out The Reporter Herald’s Readers’ Choice Awards for the locals’ favorites. 

Night Life

This picturesque town is nestled in the Rocky Mountains and offers visitors a wide range of activities to enjoy after the sun goes down. Whether you're looking for a lively bar scene or a quiet place to enjoy a cocktail with friends, you'll find it in Loveland. Check out some of these local watering holes:


  • The Foundry: The Foundry is a hub for the community with restaurants and shops on three city blocks in Downtown Loveland. The central plaza is a place where people can gather to enjoy each other's company or catch up over coffee, cocktails, and food, and includes ax-throwing, a dine-in movie theatre, lots of restaurants, and walking distance to the historic 4th street. 


  • Tom Davis Bar & Saloon: Loveland’s very own honky-tonk. Old beers, fun games, live music, a large dance floor, and delicious cocktails.


  • Wicked Tequila Room: Loveland’s first exclusive tequila bar with a menu of over 40 different tequilas. Mezcals, a live DJ dancefloor, and karaoke.


  • Backyard Tap: Feel like you're gathering in a friend's backyard! Experience a cold brew and some great grub at Loveland's Taproom & Food Truck Park. Enjoy backyard games, live music, and lots of laughs. 


  • East End Ale House: A pool hall and bar which also hosts bands, a comedy night, pool competitions, poker night, and more.


Loveland is a charming city with plenty of activities to keep you busy. Whether you are looking for outdoor recreation, arts, and culture, or history and education, Loveland has something to offer everyone. 


Our team at Urbanize is excited to help you find the perfect rental property in this vibrant community. Book your stay today!