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Author: Lizzie Larock

Whether you’re looking for happy hour, dinner and drinks, or a cocktail, you want to be outside for “magic hour.” You know, when the alpenglow hits the mountain peak and everybody is just grinning from ear to ear when you walk down the Core Trail? Pull up a barstool at one of these venues.


You hear people all year talk about Steamboat’s summers - how beautiful, temperate, and sunny they are for three months straight. It’s all true. But in my opinion, autumn is the secret of Steamboat Springs. During September and October, the days are just as lovely as summer - although the nights

If shopping were an Olympic sport, quite possibly, I’d like to think I’d have made it to the podium one or two times. Strolling through the shops of downtown Steamboat is always a treat especially during the sunny days of summer. Here are a few of my favorite stops…

Chez Nous and Chrysallis are


If you have never careened down the side of a mountain on a sunny summer day, in a downhill alpine sled, this is a must-do for families of all ages. Steamboat Springs is fortunate enough to have a fantastic alpine slide conveniently located in downtown on Howelsen Hill. Historic Howelsen Hill is

September in Steamboat

September 2, 2015 by Lizzie Larock

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September is my most favorite month in Steamboat. It always has been and because every month in Steamboat has its own bragging rights, it’s certainly tough competition to be at slot #1.

Maybe it’s the crunch of leaves, perhaps it’s the warm sunny days with slightly cooler evenings or just the fact

I’m not sure there are actually any BAD photo spots in Steamboat. If you walk out of your hotel room or your condominium and have your eyes open, chances are you’re staring at a mountain, a river, a grove of Aspens or perhaps a combo of all 3. Basically, swoon-worthy backdrops are everywhere and

There’s nothing PLANE about spending Labor Day in Steamboat

The best spot to sport your Aviator sunglasses this Labor Day weekend is Steamboat’s Wild West Air Fest. This high-flying event is in its 11th year and just keeps climbing to new heights!

Plane Ride Our family always had a great time perusing the

No jokes about it, Steamboat Springs is completely serious when it comes to kid-centric fun. Our summer “rides” not only rival the country’s best amusement parks in the fun factor, but you don’t have to stand in long lines or on sizzling hot black top to enjoy them!

Coca-Cola Adventure Zone and

It’s one of my family’s favorite Steamboat weekends… if we had to pick just one event to attend all summer, Hot Air Balloon Rodeo would probably be our top contender. Nobody in our clan is a self-proclaimed early riser, yet we’ve eagerly made it to the balloon launch many times over the 18 years

Though there’s plenty of fun to be had in Steamboat during the month of June, the unofficial kick-off to summer is the 112th annual Cowboy Round-Up Days Fourth of July celebration. And if the previous 111 years are any indication, this year’s celebration will follow suit as a fantastically fun

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