A Traveler's Blog

Do you want to visit Alamosa like you know a local?  Here is your chance!  Enjoy the following feature articles written by a traveler enjoying some hidden (and not so hidden) treasures around the San Luis Valley. 

Alamosa Coffee House Tour

 The Alamosa coffee scene is booming with exciting new coffee houses popping up Downtown! Spend a day touring each of the locations and find a favorite to be had no matter where you go. Coffee, breakfast, pastires, merchandise, and so much more can be found inside each location! Read more about these gems and all that they have to offer below.

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5 Reasons to Visit Alamosa in the Fall

Alamosa is beautiful no matter what time of year you visit. However, there is something about the brisk air, beautiful scenery, and the changing of the season that makes Fall the perfect time to Visit Alamosa. There are a thousand reasons why you should visit in the fall, but we figured the top 5 would be all you need to make your decision! Continue reading below to find out what makes Fall the ideal season to plan your trip.

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Alamosa Farmers Market

Alamosa's well known and loved Farmers Market has returned for its 2023 season, and we couldn't be more excited! This Saturday gem hosts a variety of goods that will leave you wanting more each week. As the seasons change, so does the market. Offering fresh fruits and vegetables, succulent honey, fried pies, and even hatch green chili closer to fall, there is really something for everyone! 

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Local's Advice to Visiting During the Summer

Take it From a Local

There is never a bad time to visit  Alamosa. The unique beauty found in each season makes it possible to enjoy year round! There is however a huge swing in the number of people that visit season to season, and Summer is undoubtedly the busiest time of year in Alamosa. Planning out your summer visit well in advance is highly recommended! The intention of this article is to help point you in the right direction toward planning, how to best experience Alamosa during our peak season, and some helpful tips and tricks from a local! 

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Do like a local, Experience like a Local, Eat like a Local

Alamosa is well known for its abundance of local eateries. Local businesses help to drive the economy and keep Alamosa fresh and exciting for travelers and locals. Many of our local restaurants and even one of our local camping facilities choose to source local ingredients to use in some of their most popular dishes! This extends flourishing for our local farmers, meat suppliers, and families Valley wide. We are excited to boast the use of local ingredients in the restaurants of Alamosa and hope that you join them in supporting the use of local goods by trying their menu items that use them! 

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Fishing in the San Luis Valley

It is no well-kept secret that the San Luis Valley is home to some of the best fishing in Colorado! Travelers come from all over the world to experience the fishing opportunities that are presented. From Antonito to Alamosa to Creede, there are countless options for one to explore and it would take months to make it to all of them. That being said, Visit Alamosa did a deep dive into the best locations for you to hit while you are visiting to make it the best adventure possible! Whether you consider yourself to be a professional, or you are just starting out, there is a fishing hole for everyone, and we hope to set you on course to finding your favorite! We will also send you on your way with some advice from local guides and local anglers as well as local guide services offered across the Valley. Read on to widen your horizons on the plentiful fishing offerings of the great San Luis Valley.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Go Camping in Alamosa

Spring is in the air and a summer full of epic travels is fast approaching. We know that adventure is calling your name and that you are eager to start planning! There are easily 100 reasons to camp in Alamosa, but that would take a long time to get through. We know you are trying to plan your trip as fast as you can, so we narrowed it down for you and selected the top 5 reasons for you to come camp in our little slice of paradise! Coupled with the best places to camp and glamp if traditional camping itsn't your style, there is a place for all campers. Grab your gear and head on over to Alamosa for a camping experience you are not soon to forget. 

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Hike Alamosa

Welcome to Alamosa, home to some of the best hiking trails in the US. We know you have traveled from all over the world to experience these trails and enjoy the beauty Colorado has to offer! Visit Alamosa has prepared a list of the best hiking trails in Alamosa and hope you enjoy your visit! 

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A Day At The Dunes

Spring has arrived in Alamosa and we know you and your family are excited to be out of hibernation and ready for adventure! With Visit Alamosa's We Love Our National Park Celebration in full swing, we encourage you to get ready for a day that will be hard to forget! Grab your backpack and sandals and gear up to head over to The Great Sand Dunes National Park. Team Visit Alamosa has prepared an itenerary for you to follow on your journey across the dunes! 


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