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Best things to do in Steamboat Springs

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Vacation Rental
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Restaurant
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“What's better than breakfast beside a babbling brook? That's what you'll get at Creekside, which is located downtown right next to Soda Creek. It will obviously only babble in the summer, but this spot is a must-hit if you love breakfasts done right.”
51local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local Kroger-related store, it has everything but can be crazy during high season. ”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Great go-to spot for breakfast and lunch (or brunch, of course). Very much a healthy diner-style food with a focus on natural and organic ingredients. We love this place.”
32local recommendations
Ski Area
“This is likely obvious! Year round, the mountain offers great concerts and events. The winter offers some of the best skiing in the country and the summers come with climbing walls, hiking, biking, and all of the good things that come with being outdoors. Even if you aren't a hardcore skier, or hiker you should definitely take a ride up the gondola to catch some of the best views in Steamboat.”
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Bar
“Great casual restaurant for apres, watching sports, and enjoying patio/yard games. (We actually has the rehersal dinner for our wedding here) :)”
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Brewery
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“Get 1 of everything or a few of everything on the happy hour apps menu, they're only a dollar each and you get to try it all! Definitely sit outside, inside atmosphere isn't that great but I love it outside especially on a rodeo night!”
41local recommendations
Point of Interest
“Ski Haus has been in Steamboat for 30+ years and has everything you will ever need for rentals and equipment. They have a full shop upstairs if you need any winter/outdoor gear and a full rental shop downstairs with equipment for any sport. They are incredibly friendly and reasonable! ”
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American Restaurant
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“If the weather isn't great or you don't mind sitting inside the cocktails here are awesome and the small plates are amazing! Get the Brussel Sprout Hash!”
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Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Great local hot spring in town with a really nice recreation center attached. Great place for kids, waterslide and obstacle course.”
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Travel Agency
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Cafe
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“If you are looking for an upscale night out than head to Cafe Diva for dinner. Make sure to make a reservation though as they fill up quickly.”
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American Restaurant
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“The food is delicious! This is one of the only breakfast places on the mountain. It can be pricy but is worth it.”
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Point of Interest
“The oldest continually-operating ski area in North America, right downtown! Ski jumps, poma lift, loads of history and fun skiing. ”
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American Restaurant
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“You ever had a cinnamon bun so big and delicious that you went temporarily blind from it? We haven't either, but if you are able to finish one of their famous massive pastries in one sitting, you'll swear you might need to at least shut your eyes for a while and revel in the flavor of heaven covered in 3 lbs of icing. The breakfast is good here too.”
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Route
“Walking and biking trail from one end of town to the other with stops along the river for fishing, swimming, wading & relaxing”
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