Fort Collins city life
You will love the welcoming and small community atmosphere Fort Collins offers! Although Fort Collins does not have a vibrant and energetic city life, you can enjoy plenty of cultural attractions and especially outdoor activities.
The main cultural sites are:
- The Fort Collins Museum
- The Centre for Fine Art Photography
- Old Town
- Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
- The Fort Collins Lincoln Centre – home to the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, Canyon Concert Ballet, Larimer Chorale, Youth Orchestra of the Rockies, Open Stage Theatre and Company. The centre also includes four exhibit galleries and an outdoor sculpture and performance garden.
At the Downtown Business Association you can attend a number of small and large festivals each year in the historic Downtown district, including Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in late summer. The Colorado Brewer's Festival is held in late June annually in Fort Collins.
Go to Poudre Canyon and River for a myriad of recreational opportunities like, hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, and fishing, to winter sports like snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Have a walk or a hike in the Rocky Mountain National Park, or the Horsetooth Reservoir, which is a recreation park for sport activities.
At night, you will have several bars, pubs and restaurants to choose from to enjoy the company of your peers and savour some of the authentic American dishes.
International atmosphere in Fort Collins
Fort Collins is home to a small number of ethnic communities, with only around 7 % of the population that lives here is foreign born. Minorities in Fort Collins include Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Hispanic or Latino – as the largest ethnic minority. Meet incoming international students in Fort Collins and create a global contact network, while starting unforgettable friendships worldwide.
After American English, the second spoken language is Spanish, followed by Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Weather Fort Collins
Summers in Fort Collins are mild but sometimes it can feel hot, with low humidity and occasional afternoon thunderstorms. Winters range from mild to moderately cold. The average temperature in July, the warmest month, is 71 °F (22 °C). The average temperature in January, the coldest month, is 29 °F (-2 °C).