If you want to explore all the beautiful Littleton, Colorado has to offer, then keep reading, because we’ve got you covered!
Littleton Parks and Rec
Here at Chuze Littleton, we know sometimes it’s nice to get out of the gym and into the great Colorado outdoors. If you are looking for a peaceful, tranquil run among impressive natural rock formations, the Roxborough State Park is the place to go. On the other hand, you can get your heart pumping by visiting a park where you can take your dog and let it run unleashed with you (in a special “dog park” section), Chatfield State Park is the best bet. And if you are looking for something more well-rounded that contains everything from monuments to sports fields to family activities, consider having a look at Robert Clement Park.
And finally, if you just want to enjoy nature, visit the Hudson Gardens or the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. We are confident you won’t be disappointed.
Littleton Restaurants and Eats
Littleton has (quite literally) hundreds of restaurants. There are a number of them that stand out from the rest, but we’ll take a look at what appears to be the most popular in their respective categories.
As far as moderately priced dining goes, check out Cafe Terracotta. It is American cuisine that is available for takeout or dine-in. Los Dos Potrillos is also an excellent choice and offers a mix of Mexican and Southern cuisine to tempt the palate. Alternatively, why not try out Zaika Indian Cuisine for something different? All three of these restaurants serve alcohol, take credit cards, accept wheelchair visitors, and cater to vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free dietary needs.
As far as local cuisine goes, you may want to explore the Farm House Restaurant at Breckenridge Brewery. While they don’t cater to vegans, they do have options for vegetarians and gluten-free dining. You should also visit a restaurant called “Toast.” Their unique menu focuses on breakfast, brunch, and lunch, and the setting is child-friendly. Also, Merle’s is open for lunch and dinner and offers a unique take on American fare. Both Toast and Merle’s cater to vegans and all three of these Littleton restaurants cater to vegetarians and gluten-free diets.
For all of you introverts that prefer to make your table bookings online, you may want to try out The Wooden Table (for some Italian fare) or The Sushi Den. Both allow online reservations.
Of course, if you’re on a budget and looking for a cheap meal, you might want to check out The Breakfast Queen or Harley’s Hot Dog Revolution. On the other hand, if fine dining is what you prefer, book a table at The Melting Pot. The Melting Pot comes highly recommended by customers and clientele.
The Littleton events calendar is chocked full of entries, with events happening any week of the year. However, a few of these stand out and attract people near and far. These include the usual Main Street Block Party in June and the Western Welcome Week, which is a street fair celebrated every August and lasts ten days if that tells you anything. Plus, there is the Zombie Crawl in October, the Pig Roast (also in October), and the Candlelight Walk, which marks the onset of the holiday season.
Things to Do in Littleton, Colorado
The Littleton Museum has been described by many as “a trip back in time.” It offers a wide variety of exhibits (and even “live” exhibits with volunteers in period attire) spread out over two separate historical time frames; It’s definitely worth a visit.
If you prefer to do something with a little more “kick,” you might want to explore the Breckenridge Brewery, the Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Tour, or even the Living the Dream Brewing Company. Keep in mind that the Breckenridge Brewery also boasts a highly recommended restaurant.
Sometimes, you might want to treat the whole family to a day of fun. If so, visit the Pirates Cove Family Fun Aquatic Center, open from 10 A.M. till 6 P.M. This aquatic adventure park is tucked away from the busy city center and thankfully is far enough out that there are no parking problems, either. On the other hand, if you want to entertain young (ages 7 to 11), active kids, you may wish to visit Jungle Quest. There they can climb, zip-slide, and have tons of active fun.
The Gothic Theatre offers a selection of stage performances which include everything from drama to music. Just be warned, there isn’t much seating space (it’s mostly standing room). That means if it is a long show it could become uncomfortable. The fact that it remains popular despite this obvious drawback says a lot about what it has to offer.
After some nature adventure, you might want to visit some gyms in Colorado or search for the best “gym near me” for more fitness activities!