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Staying Warm with Indoor Activities in Fruita

Discover Fruita: A Cozy Winter Weekend Retreat  

If you’re in search of a cozy and memorable winter retreat, Fruita, Colorado, is your haven. Even when it is too bitterly cold to be outside, there are still a range of diverse indoor activities, ensuring you can savor the creativity, excitement, and culinary delights while staying warm and snug in the winter chill. 

Friday: Unleash your inner artist at Aspen Street Coffee 

After a long week, start your weekend off right with painting and wine. 

Paint and Sip classes at Aspen Street are a burst of color and creativity. This immersive experience isn’t just about painting; it’s a cozy journey. Expressing your artistic flair while sipping on wine is a fantastic way to let your creativity flow and relax. Sip and Paint class dates at times can be found on the Aspen Street Coffee Instagram

After that, head to one of our short-term rental properties or hotels, which you can browse on the Lodging page.  

Saturday: Dive into fun at Fruita Community Center 

For those seeking warmth without sacrificing adventure, the Fruita Community Center is the next stop, promising a plethora of indoor aquatic delights. With five lap lanes, a leisure pool, spa, drop slide, climbing wall, and a diving board, this center is a winter water wonderland. Families with little ones will appreciate the designated area for children six or younger. Visit the FCC website for hours of operation. 

But the fun doesn’t stop at the water’s edge, the FCC is an indoor hub of activity for all ages. From a library and gymnasium to a running track, fitness area, studio, and indoor playground, there’s something for everyone.  

Sunday: Explore Downtown Fruita  

After two days of artistic expression and adventures, it’s time to explore the warmth and charm of Downtown Fruita. The local shops are a cozy haven of unique finds. Visit stores like Rhema Music and Clothing and the Vintage Common to find clothes, trinkets, and more.  

Walking around, you will find other unique shops where you can find something to commemorate your trip. If you want to grab snacks for the road, head to Skips Farm to Market for locally sourced goodies. Take a leisurely stroll through the streets, indulging in some retail therapy and discovering hidden gems along the way. 

As your stomach starts to rumble, fear not – Fruita’s culinary scene is ready to tantalize your taste buds. Camilla’s Kaffe, Aspen Street Coffee, and Bestslope Coffee all have warm drinks, pastries, and hearty food you can enjoy. For longer sit down, consider Hot Tomato, Copper Club, Basecamp Provisions, Mike’s Famous Chicken, and Karma Kitchen – each offering a unique culinary adventure that reflects Fruita’s local flavor. 

Two women shop at Skip's Farm to Market.
The Barn Boutique, Fruita
Hot Tomato front.

Come to Fruita to discover art, adventure, and local businesses on a relaxing weekend. Whether you’re a winter thrill-seeker, a creative spirit, or a devoted food enthusiast, Fruita welcomes you with open arms. Come for the activities, stay for the vibes– Fruita is calling, and your winter retreat begins now! 

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