Shop and Dine ‘til You’re Feelin’ Fine06/20/2022 08:07AM ● By Dan Greeson
Photograph by Ben Duke
Steamboat Springs’ shopping and dining scenes provide a one-two punch that’s sure to leave you with a full belly and a car full of shopping bags.
First, spend a day browsing Steamboat’s many shops. Pick up everything from Western wear and outdoor gear to fine art and souvenirs. Downtown Lincoln Avenue is perfect for strolling and perusing shops, and many more lesser-known shopping options abound on the further reaches northwest and southeast of town. Bookworms, crafters, art connoisseurs and outdoor gearhounds are bound to find whatever they seek.
Looking for the best deals? Plan your trip around the Downtown Sidewalk Sales, which take place during Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, and pick up the perfect gift or keepsake when businesses are looking to clear out their inventories.
After working up a healthy appetite, it’s time to drink and dine to your heart’s content. Choose from dozens upon dozens of dining establishments downtown, including breweries, distilleries, pizzerias, ice cream shops, cafes, steakhouses and sushi bars.
Stroll just a block down from main street and onto Yampa Street to find more dining establishments and breweries with views of Emerald Mountain (home to Howelsen Hill, the oldest continuously operating ski area West of the Mississippi), and the Yampa River. Or, head to the other side of Lincoln Avenue to find another excellent selection of eateries on Oak Street.
Foodies, mark your calendar for Restaurant Week, a celebration of the local dining scene and an opportunity to try out limited-run menus and specials at dining spots around town.
Learn more at www.MainStreetSteamboat.com/restaurant-week/.
Some local businesses may be affected by nation-wide worker shortages, so plan accordingly. Double check business hours to make sure they’re open at the time of your visit, and know that establishments may take a bit longer than usual to fulfill orders.
For a detailed itinerary with two days’ worth of dining ideas, visit www.SteamboatChamber.com/plan-your-trip/itineraries-roadtrips/48-hours-foodie-guide/.
During your visit to town, make sure to carve out time to see all that Steamboat’s shopping and dining scenes have to offer.