Comfort Suites Longmont
11292 Business Park Circle
Firestone, CO 80504
Phone: (720) 864-2970
Fax: (720) 864-2971
Sandstone Ranch Community Park is 125-acre (50.59 hectare)park located on East Ken Pratt Boulevard. The park is filled with plenty of natural splendors and facilities like playground, picnic units, ball fields, shelters and skate park.
Hot air balloons are extremely popular in the West, from California to Colorado, visitors will see these inflatable balloons wafting above many regions. Life Cycle happens to be in Longmont, CO, right outside of Boulder and it is one of the only ones in Colorado that allows people to jump out of a parachute at 9,000-ft.! In addition to balloon rides the owners offer balloons for sale as well as classes on how to become a certified pilot. Check website for exact details on prices and flight times.
Set in a beautiful location of emerald trees, the Longmont Public Library is a haunt for any bibliophile. The library stocks a collection of varied books belonging to numerous genres, and its warm interior beckons you to unwind with a good read.
Kanemoto Park is a beautiful neighborhood park located on Missouri Avenue. This seven-acre (2.83 hectare) park features facilities which includes ball field, fitness area, volleyball courts, playground, picnic area and restroom. The park also has free Wi-Fi and parking amenities.
From the Sawtooth Ale to the Milk Stout, some of the city's much-loved beers have originated at the Left Hand Brewing Company. Established in 1994, the brewery started off with a bang, with their first brew winning multiple awards at various competitions. The rest as they say is history, with the brewery producing some of the region's finest beers. Individual tours are conducted regularly, taking you through the process and the history of Left Hand. Groups of 10 or more can be accommodated on weekdays. The Tasting Room serves up the entire gamut of the brewery's creations and is an excellent place to unwind after the tour. Check website for more.
The Sunset Golf Course is where every golf enthusiast can practice their skills in a wonderful setting. The course has a number of membership options and their prices are quite reasonable.
If you are a golf enthusiast then the Twin Peaks Municipal Golf Course is a place you must explore. With expanses of rolling hills and state-of-the-art facilities, this place offers a memorable golfing experience.
This one-story blacksmith shop was constructed by Alfred G. Bimson in 1893. Rough-cut pink sandstone was used in the construction of this shop. It was also used as a community gathering place where people would gather for social get-togethers. The shop remained opened till 1943. The local residents later turned this blacksmith shop into the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum in 1978, and the building was added to National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 1981.
Adventure Balloon Rides offers (literally and figuratively) the best views of Boulder and the beautiful Rocky Mountains. For less than 200USD, riders start out with light breakfast then soar up to a tranquil 2,500-ft. altitude in a massive hot-air balloon. After your flight, finish off an exhilarating voyage over the Boulder landscape of mountains, farmland and city with a flute of champagne. It is said this tradition started when early flyers would haphazardly land in the wrong spot, upsetting homeowners and other established types, so they carried champagne to soften the blow.
An activity laden water Mecca, the Boulder Reservoir is a popular destination for residents during the lazy days of summer. Swimming, sailboarding and fishing are the main activities. For those new to water, instructors offer lessons in water-skiing and boating. Pack a picnic lunch or grab a bite from the snack bar. The white sandy beach is popular with locals for tanning purposes. Leave the dog at home for pets are not allowed on the beach.
The Louisville Public Library may not be the largest library in Boulder, but it is one of the nicest. The building even won a national architecture award in 2007. Conveniently located in downtown Louisville, the library is separated into clear sections for meetings, events, adults, young adults and children. The young adult room has a reputation as the best place for study groups and as a free hang out. The children's library rivals the Boulder Public Library in terms of variety and selection. The Louisville library also features an inter-library loan system. Patrons can find almost any book no mater where it is located within Colorado. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
John Breaux was a local unemployed man, beloved by his community. He rode his bike everywhere, cleaned up the roads when he could, and was friendly to everyone he met, but for years he was a staple of Boulder County and his death had a major impact on the community. Shortly after he died, Louisville residents raised the money and got permission to erect a small memorial for John Breaux in downtown Louisville, next to the public library in the old town where everyone can see it easily. A memorial to a man who loved Boulder and its residents, the statue is a touching testament to the impact one person can have on many others. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh