Why should I visit Loveland, Colorado?
Loveland is America’s “Sweetheart City,” and is most famous for is its valentine re-mailing program.
Every year in February around 200,000 valentines are sent through Loveland’s post office where they are stamped with a special postmark before continuing to their destination.
Loveland also has a growing reputation as an art community.
One project, “Loveland: A City With a HeART” calls for local artists to design and create heart-shaped fiberglass monuments which are located all over town.
Besides love and art, Loveland has several golf courses, an enormous lake in the heart of the city, and tons of shopping.
Where is Loveland, Colorado?
Loveland is about 30 miles east of Estes Park, on the other end of the Big Thompson Canyon via US 34.
What sort of Services and Amenities does Loveland offer?
Loveland has several B&Bs and endless hotels to choose from.
For shopping, you’ll find many big-name brands at the Outlets or the Promenade Shops at Centerra.
What can I do or see in Loveland?
- Benson Sculpture Garden: This beautiful park has more than 130 sculptures and hosts sculpture events in the summertime.
- Chapungu Cultural Arts Center at Centerra: This Park is home to some of the world’s most renowned Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures, and over 80 sculptures hand created from solid Zimbabwean rock.
- Monumental Hearts: Through a program called “Loveland: A City With Heart,” large fiberglass hearts are designed by local artists and placed around the city.
- Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival: Come enjoy an ear of corn, watch the parade, and join the contests
- Loveland Museum & Gallery: This museum has 3 galleries that feature challenging and inspirational pieces of art, historical exhibits, art classes, and programs.
- Rialto Theater: When you visit downtown Loveland, check out this performing arts venue. It was constructed in the early 20th century.
- Cherry Pie Celebration: At the end of the 19th century, Loveland was a huge part of the cherry trade, and had the largest cherry orchard west of the Mississippi River. In remembrance, come taste the pie, and stroll through the art booths at this celebration.
- Dancing Pines Distillery: This family-run business crafts fine quality liqueurs in an allotment of flavors including Espresso, Chai, and Spice. Tour their establishment and sample their beverages.
- Lake Loveland and North Lake Park: This Park is fun for the whole family! The north shore has public fishing, a swim beach, a park with a train, playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, grills, and picnic shelters.
- Winona Swim Pool: Take some laps in the outdoor pool all summer long, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Swim lessons are available.
- Golf: Several golf courses are in Loveland, including the 18-hole Mariana Butte, and the 18-hole Olde Course at Loveland.
- Outlets at Loveland: If you have a sudden urge to shop, stop by the Outlet stores, which include J. Crew, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Reebok, and Coach.