Here at The Solarium, we are proud of our town. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, pioneering dispensaries, award-winning locally crafted beer, ski slopes and adrenaline white water rafting, Fort Collins has something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking to ski, hike, bike or take a brewery tour, Fort Collins is never short on things to do. At The Solarium International Hostel, we are excited to not only share our amazing city with you but to also help you explore some of the local hot spots:


Downtown Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado Event Calendar

There is always something happening Downtown, Fort Collins. From outdoor concerts, zombie crawls, beer festivals and community events, there is truly something for everyone.
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Whole Foods

Our local grocery store offers a variety of staples, body care products, cleaning products along with natural and organic foods. Whole Foods maintains the strictest quality standards in the industry. The brand has an unwavering commitment to sustainable agriculture while supporting farm animal welfare and seafood sustainability.
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Organic Alternatives

Featuring organically grown medical marijuana and a wide selection of edibles and beverages, Organic Alternatives is conveniently located in Old Town, Fort Collins.

Pure Pondera

The private practice of licensed massage therapist, Liz Barragan, is located within The Solarium Hostel. Liz graduated from the Institute of Business and Medical Careers and  offers a wide variety of treatments for her clients. In 2014, Liz received certification for oncology massage by the American Massage Therapy.

Healing Journey Massage

Healing Journey Massage Therapy focuses on therapeutic and prenatal massage. Shannon, a Colorado state-licensed massage therapist, received her therapy training at the Institute of Business and Medical Careers in Fort Collins. Her practice is located within the Solarium International Hostel.
Cafe Vino

Cafe Vino

Cafe Vino of Fort Collins offers a unique European-inspired menu, created by local chefs. Enjoy a casual yet classy setting, where the ingredients are the finest available and local or organice whenever possible. Cafe Vinos is open from 7am-midnight, 7 days a week, which means you can trat yourself to breakfast, brunch, lunch, tapas or dinner.
La Creperie

La Creperie

La Creperie provides French cuisine along with a variety of sweet crepes, savory buckwheat crepes called 'galettes' filled with fresh, deslicious ingredients.
Odell's Brewery

Odells Brewery

Well-known brewery features draft microbrews, on-site food trucks, weekly live music & daily tours.
New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium Brewery

This national brewery proudly calls Fort Collins home. They boast award-winning craft beers, including their flagship beer, Fat Tire Amber Ale.
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Black Bottle Brewery

Located in the heart of Midtown Fort Collins, Black Bottle Brewery not only brews awesome beer on-site but also offers a full food menu. With 40 taps and rotating specials, they have a beer for everyone.
The Laboratory

The Laboratory

The Laboratory feels strongly about sourcing their food locally and organic when possible. They use only real cheese—no cheese product. Many of their vegetables are aquaponic, as is its tilapia. Although the establishment’s portions may be a little smaller than what patrons are used to, they use high quality ingredients and do not want their customers to break the bank to eat there. They compost their food and paper waste because they believe it is the right thing to do.
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Colorado State University

CSU is a puclic research university located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The university is the state's land grant university and the flagship university of the Colorado State University System.
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Shire Farm

Shire CSA is located along the Spring Creek Bike Trail (directly behind the Solarium). The property has been handed down through generations witht he same goal to maintain the land as an open space serving the community. Every Thursday evening, as members receive their weekly shares and plan next week's menu, The Shire becomes a gathering place for friends and neighbors. This is the ideal spot to enjoy beautiful Fort Collins' summers, sample wonderful food and celebrate living closely with nature.
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Holistic Yoga School

A community place for learning and growing, The Holistic Yoga School offers weekly drop-in yoga classes, retreats and yoga teacher training programs. The School offers various styles of yoga classes including: Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and more! Solarium guests receive 10% off our weekly yoga and meditation classes!

Waxing Moon

Located within The Solarium International Hostel, the Waxing Moon is a skincare and waxing salon where the owner strives for a genuine connection with clients and perfection in the services providesd.

Spring Creek Trail/Mason Trail

The Spring Creek Trail travels 7 miles across Fort Collins, providing an easily accessible off-road route between the east and west halves of the city. Bike lanes are available along Mason Street in Downtown Fort Collins. The Mason Trail extends from Laurel Street, on the north side of the CSU campus, down to the South Transit Station, about 1/4 mile south of Harmony Road. After the South Transit Station, the Mason Trail becomes the Fossil Creek Trail and heads under Highway 287 to the east and extends to Fossil Creek Park and Lemay Avenue.