Named for the stunning Longs Peak mountain, Longmont is a charming town full of culture, art and outdoor activities. From downtown brewpubs and boutiques to kayaking and cross-country skiing, Longmont is an alluring getaway destination just outside of Denver.
Things to do in Longmont
Life in Longmont revolves around the downtown area, which carries an official Colorado Creative District designation. Spend the day browsing art galleries and music stores, then do some craft-beer tasting before dining in one of several restaurants and gastropubs lining the lively streets. In the evening, snag some tickets to a play or opera production at Dickens Opera House.
History buffs will love exploring the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, home to interactive exhibits highlighting the region’s past and present. You can also catch indigenous dance and music performances in the on-site Stewart Auditorium.
Longmont facilitates outdoor adventures with hundreds of kilometres of paved trails for hiking and waterways for kayaking and paddleboarding at Union Reservoir. In winter, the snowy paths along McIntosh Lake and Golden Paths offer snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
A long-time agricultural enclave, Longmont thrives with eclectic eateries dishing out sustainable fresh fare sourced from local farmers. Meet the growers yourself and pick up fresh at Longmont Farmers Market. Hop aboard the Brewhop Trolley to visit at least nine craft brewers in the city, including Left Hand Brewing Company and Oskar Blues Brewery.
Getting around Longmont
From bikes to buses, taxis, rideshares and bikeshares, it’s easy to get around in Longmont. Denver International Airport is about a 40-minute drive away, where you can rent a car.