Along with enjoying the colors on the banks of the Yampa River, spend time exploring downtown Steamboat. Giddy up to F.M. Limelight & Sons. You’ll see the yellow signs for the iconic western store for miles as you head into Steamboat. The family-owned store opened in 1905 and is now run by the fifth generation. Lincoln Avenue is lined with a plethora of fun boutiques, cute shops, and art galleries.
For museum goers, the Steamboat Art Museum is housed in a historic bank building and has rotating exhibitions by living artists portraying the cultural and heritage of the West and the Tread of Pioneers Museum
is a 1908 home filled with local history.
Creekside Cafe is a cozy cafe that’s a favorite of locals and tourists for breakfast and lunch. Go for their Eggs Benedicts or rancheros and pair with a Bloody Mary. Get a burrito or pastry at The Drunken Onion, a locals’ favorite for grab-and-go food. Freshies is another great option for breakfast or lunch.
For a quick sandwich head to Yampa Sandwich Company or for a sit-down lunch, go to Yampa Valley Kitchen. Their veggie burger is delicious.
Take advantage of AAA discount and stay at AAA Three Diamond
Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas in Mountain Village. Holiday Inn Steamboat Springs is a pet-friendly hotel option. If a condo is more your style, stay at AAA Three Diamond
Trappeur’s Crossing Resort.
Steamboat has more than 150 natural mineral springs. The Utes considered the springs sacred places with physical and spiritual healing properties. For a rustic relaxation experience surrounded by an aspen grove, Strawberry Park Hot Springs is about 15 minutes from downtown.