Tucked up against the spectacular foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is a lively university town with a thriving beer culture and deep history. Foodies will relish seasonal, locally-sourced menus while craft beer connoisseurs might have a tough time choosing between several fantastic breweries. History and architecture buffs might favor the historic downtown district, and outdoor enthusiasts won't hesitate to enjoy more than 285 miles of trails and mountain biking paths. Whether you're headed north to Wyoming or south to the Mile High City, it's worth an overnight stay to explore some of the many things to do in Fort Collins, Colorado.

01Take the Municipal Railway Experience

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The only original city streetcar still operating in the Western U.S. is Birney Car 21 near Old Town. The Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society works with the local museum to preserve the electric railway line as part of the city's living history. Completely staffed by volunteers, the trolley runs for a small fee on summer weekends and holidays. The three-mile round trip travels along Mountain Avenue from City Park, through a lush suburban neighborhood, and ends just a few blocks from the Old Town District before returning. The historic Avery House and St. Joseph's Catholic Church are steps from the final stop, as is the eatery and brewery-laden College Ave.