Things to Do in Steamboat
History. It can get lost in all the amenities one associates with modern ski towns. Not in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, however. No, this is a tight-knit community that embraces its treasured and storied past, but at the same time, always keeps a keen eye to the future. And that means, you, the visitor, gets to reap the rewards of massively proud residents welcoming you with any number of year-round activities, seasonal events, and overwhelmingly friendly atmosphere all around the mountain.
The neighborhoods of Steamboat are an elegant combination of both the old and the new, with most Steamboat rentals essentially divided into two distinct sections: the Old Town and The Mountain. Those looking to vacation in a more remote, rustic setting, that’s also rich in history, head to the Old Town. If you’re looking for a more modern, resort experience, The Mountain is home to many Steamboat ski in ski out rentals. But by cabin or condo, ranch or estate, you’re family is sure to enjoy a one-of-kind vacation no matter which style of neighborhood you choose.
What to Do
Come sun or snow ~ Steamboat always shines bright
All year round, just being in the great outdoors around Steamboat presents a myriad of opportunities for activity, recreation, and general relaxation. Known for its world-class skiing first and foremost, Steamboat Springs is also a unique mountain destination that attracts attention internationally with many other events and undertakings. The only prerequisite is, you should probably find great joy in being outside.
Around the Mountain
A premier family ski resort, Steamboat boasts smaller crowds than most Colorado mountains with its wide variety of terrain to suit skiers of all ages and skills. Learn more
One of the top mountain-biking destinations in the country, from a leisurely ride to challenging terrains, the trails here range in various degrees of difficulty. Learn more
Perhaps one of the area’s best-kept secrets, Steamboat is also home to a series of rivers and lakes. Just be sure to get your state fishing license ahead of time. Learn more
More than just a race, it’s an annual event at the beginning of June that consistently ranks as one of the top marathons in the country for its scenic beauty. Learn more
A winter tradition like no other, you’ll enjoy street skiing with horses, fire jumping, fireworks, and other nighttime festivities to celebrate our most chilly season. Learn more
Hot Air Balloon Rodeo
A photographer’s dream, this annual event in and around Bald Eagle Lake, and not only lights up the skies, but your smiles as well. Learn more
Where to Eat
From hearty to high-end ~ A pleasure to all palates
Like most resort ski towns, Steamboat dining options present a wide range of delicious opportunities. From grab-and-go, quick bites to high-end sophistication, or private chefs for dining at home in between, here’s just a taste of a few our favorites.
Located in the heart of downtown, their Steamboat location is their flagship store and welcomes hungry locals and visitors alike. Learn more
Johnny B. Good’s
A 1950’s-style diner steeped in retro chic, here, you can enjoy affordable prices, affable service, and delicious meals at all times of the day. Learn more
Taco Cabo Steamboat
A little taste of authentic Mexico right here in Colorado, you’ll enjoy made-to-order Mexican specialties always served with a smile. Learn more
Aurum Food & Wine
Enjoy riverfront dining at this high-end hotspot that focuses on Rocky Mountain fine dining with seasonally and locally sourced ingredients. Learn more
An elegant dining experience with a home-like feel, you’ll enjoy elevated cuisine, an expansive wine list and a personalized service style that’s truly unique. Learn more
Named for the historic building in which it sits, Harwigs features an ever-changing French-style menu and an ever-evolving wine list while supporting sustainable resources. Learn more
You’re on vacation ~ Leave transportation to someone else
The community of Steamboat Springs is so easygoing, it’s only makes sense that getting around the area could be considered “easy going” as well.
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