One Perfect Day in Steamboat Springs
Only have 24 hours to explore? We've got you covered on where to eat, what to do and where to stay in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy the morning air or you want to grab something quick to go, Steamboat Springs has a variety of coffee shops and eateries to meet your needs. Stop by Creekside Cafe, Freshies, or Big Iron Coffee to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and some tasty breakfast before you head out for the day.
Enjoy the Farmer’s Market
Each Saturday from June through mid-September, the Steamboat Springs Farmers Market offers produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, and more. It’s a great place to grab a snack to take with you for the rest of the day or to enjoy by the river.
Go for a morning hike or bike ride
Outdoor adventure in endless in Steamboat Springs. If you want a relaxing walk or bike ride, check out the Yampa River Core Trail, a multi-use trail that takes users from one side of town to the other with many spots to stop and enjoy along the way. For some dirt adventure, head to Emerald Mountain to enjoy single-track mountain bike trails that offer views of our valley.
Take a lunch break
Head back into town and grab a bite to eat at one of Steamboat Springs’ many outdoor patios or opt to take your food to-go. There’s something for everyone, from classic American to Greek to Mexican and more. Yampa Sandwich Company is a great option if you want to pack a lunch on your hike and eat on the trail. Make sure to pack out all your trash!
Relax at the Yampa River Botanic Park
Tired from your hike or need a place to relax and each your lunch? The Yampa River Botanic Park is a six acre gem of over 50 gardens with ponds, benches and sculptures. Each garden is in a unique setting with its own slope, sun exposure, soil chemistry, trees and shrubs which determine what will grow. The park is free also free and open from May – October.
Browse the downtown shops
Whether you’re looking to gear up for your next outdoor adventure, want to find something to wear for a night on the town, or are searching for the perfect souvenir, downtown Steamboat Springs has something for everyone. It’s easy to pass the time wandering from shop to shop and enjoying everything that the local stores have to offer.
Enjoy the Brew Trail + Pizza
While Steamboat Springs may be known for its abundant outdoor adventure and access to trails, we’ve got a different kind of trail to add to your Steamboat bucket list. The Brew Trail is made up of four local breweries serving some of the finest beers around Colorado and one distillery offering up small-batch whiskey, vodka, gin, and moonshine. For dinner, check out Mountain Tap or How Ya Doing for some delicious pizza located along the route.
Rent a Condo or Townhome
With options for every size and budget, renting a condo, townhome or mountain home is easy. Resort Group is the largest locally owned property management company in Steamboat Springs. Find the ideal rental to put the cherry on the top for your perfect day in Steamboat.