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Itinerary: A Day in Durango

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1. Grab an amazing breakfast at one of our many fantastic restaurants. Some local favorites for a great sit down breakfast in historic downtown include Carver Brewing Company or the Durango Diner. Need something to grab and go? Check out Durango Bagel , or Durango Joe's. For an extra special treat check out Jean Pierre Bakery at 601 Main Avenue. In the North Main District check out Durango Doughworks, 81301 Coffee Roasters or Durango Joes Drive thru. Check out our Breakfast and Coffee House guide.

2. Visit historic Downtown, where you will find fantastic shops, galleries and restaurants. Looking for something extra special, check out our Business Directory where you can search for what you need.

3. Get to know the history of Durango with our historic walking tour. Check it out here.

4. Stop by the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train Museum. Admission is free! The museum has an giant interactive train model, real train cars and engines, and many interesting artifacts about the history of the railroad. Click here for more information.

5. Cool off in the Animas River. Contact one of our local rafting companies about scheduling a raft trip. (Durango Rivertrippers, Colorado Outback Adventures, Southwest Raft & Jeep, Mountain Waters Rafting and Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours) Or cool off by tubing down the river. If getting in the water is not your thing, then you can enjoy the river by strolling down our beautiful river trail that stretches 7 miles long from one of town to the other. River trail map

6. Hungry for lunch? You can find everything from a quick bite to eat to fine dining downtown. Choose from local fast favorites in Historic Downtown Durango like Nini's Taqueria, Grassburgers, RGP's Flaming Wraps and Rice Monkey. Local and fast favorites in the North Main District include: Durango Doughworks, Serious Texas BBQ, Zia Taqueria, and Homeslice.  See a full list of local fast restaurants in Durango. Looking to sit down and relax for lunch? Check out the patio at Ken & Sues, The Palace , Carver Brewing or Steamworks. Check here for a full list of lunch spots in Durango.

7. Looking for some fun activities indoors? Check out the Durango Recreation Center located in the North Main District! Whether you prefer a game of basketball, a walk on the indoor track, some time on the treadmill, an aerobics class, a swim in the lap pool, a soak in the hot tub, or just playing in the leisure pool, the Recreation Center offers something for everyone.

8. Check out Chapman Hill, our small in- town ski and skate facility. During the winter enjoy ice skating on the rink. In the summer the rink is used for rollerblading. The ski hill opens in December, weather permitting. In the winter, there is also a small tubing area to the far right of the building. 

9. Tour of our local craft breweries. Durango is lucky to have five craft breweries all with their own unique flare. Click here for a map.

10. Take a stroll on the Animas River trail. This trail system streatches nearly 7 miles through Durango's Animas River Greenway. The trail is a hard surface shared use path that provides easy access to a variety of parks and open spaces. You can access the trail from a variety of locations in Historic Downtown or in the North Main District. Click here for a trail map.

11. Sit down and relax at one of our fine restaurants for dinner. From fine dining to kid friendly, Durango has an array of great places to eat. Local favorites include , Ken & Sues, Seasons, Eolus, The Palace and El Moro.  Check out our directory for a full list of restaurants.

12. Looking for some entertainment? Check out some live music at multiple venues in and around Downtown. Click here for a full list of entertainment options. You can also see some live theatre at The Henry Strater Theatre and at the Durango Arts Center. Check out our calendar for current events and activities.

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