Buena Vista, CO

Head to downtown Buena Vista and park on East Main Street to enjoy gift shops such as Rustic Woods, and explore local outdoor stores such as CKS Main Street that offer a range of gear, apparel and rentals for both summer and winter activities. You could also visit art galleries such as Mt Antero Treasures, CO Creative and Rock Run to survey local artwork and purchase unique jewelry, sculpture, paintings, photography and more. Downtown also offers items for your pup at the Gone to the Dogs store. The rarity of items at Sundog Antiques on Main Street are well worth seeing.

The boutiques and shops in South Main offer a new flare to Buena Vista and are fun to tour. To get there, turn right at the end of East Main Street and you’ll enter the South Main section of town.

After a full day of shopping and sightseeing, satisfy your appetite with a delicious dinner at one of the local restaurants.

 

Salida, CO

 

Downtown Salida’s charming historic district is a shopper’s delight with everything from apparel and antiques to specialty coffees and dog treats. More than two dozen artist-owned art galleries are located in Salida’s downtown Creative District, featuring world-renowned painters, jewelers, sculptors, potters, fiber artists and others whose creativity is expressed from the culinary arts to videography.

From picnic foods to fine dining, Salida’s restaurants, coffee shops, wineries, microbrews and distilleries are sure to please any palate and cater to any schedule. World-class chefs prepare everything from fresh sushi to local grass-fed beef. Vegetarian options abound, as do organic and gluten-free.  Downtown, riverside, along Highway 50 or in neighboring Poncha Springs and Buena Vista. Sit down, relax and savor. Or pick up some picnic fare to take on your next mountain or river adventure.