Out & About
The second happiest city in the United States (according to its Tweets!), Longmont has a small town feel with big town amenities. With an estimated population of 90,000, Longmont covers 22 square miles and is the second largest city in Boulder County.
Established in 1871 and named for explorer Stephen Harriman Long, the city gets more than 300 days of sun each year, which means fabulous views of the 14,259-foot Long’s Peak. Just look west, and don’t forget that Mt. Meeker, at a mere 13,913 feet, is the shorter one to the left. They are Longmont’s “Twin Peaks.”
The Thompson House Inn is conveniently located in downtown Longmont, with its 40 dining establishments, myriad of cool and quaint shops, eclectic art galleries, and of course, a wealth of local brew pubs and a few breweries too.
To plan your day or evening in downtown Longmont, visit the Downtown Longmont Website.
After exploring downtown Longmont, consider a walk along the St. Vrain Greenway, a trail system running eight miles from west to east Longmont along the St. Vrain River. Need more of a workout? Drop in at Longmont Recreation Center, and after you finish, stop in to see the latest exhibit at the Longmont Museum. If you have more shopping to do, head over to the new Village at the Peaks, where you can also watch a movie in the state-of-the-art Regal Cinemas.
To find even more fun activities in Longmont, check out Visit Longmont’s website.
And if you must head out of town, a one-hour drive northwest will bring you to Rocky Mountain National Park, where you can climb the 14,259 Long’s Peak, if you have the time and stamina!
Boulder, home of the University of Colorado, is a 30-minute drive southwest of Longmont, and Denver is about 40 miles or a one-hour drive south of Longmont.
To learn more about regional activities in Colorado, visit the Colorado Tourism website.