From cafés to taverns, shows, concerts, and outdoor summer events, there’s bound to be something going on in Downtown Salida on any given night.
Live Music is not uncommon on a summer night in Salida. Premier venues include the Steamplant Event Center, The Victoria Tavern, and the newly opened, River’s Edge (on the banks of the Arkansas, adjacent to the Steamplant). You’ll find other musical happenings around town to be sure ‒ just keep your eyes open for posters in restaurant and shop windows as you’re wandering through town.
Riverside Park is host to numerous outdoor concerts and events throughout the summer. Live music every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the Oldest and Boldest Whitewater Festival ‒ FIBArk; 4th of July Fireworks and Entertainment; the Brewer’s Rendezvous – it all happens right here, in a green space along the Arkansas river, in the shade of the cottonwood trees right across the street from the Palace Hotel.
Storyville Cinema, on First Street, is Salida’s movie theater. Two screens, shows daily, beer, wine and snacks available. For show times, call: 719.539.7002.
Steam Plant Event Center
The Steamplant Event Ctr. is just behind the Palace Hotel. The historic SteamPlant Theater and Event Center offers a riverside, multi-use facility to accommodate corporate functions, community gatherings and private events of any kind. The versatility of the SteamPlant makes it perfect for events ranging from conventions or conferences to concerts, art shows, movie screenings, galas, weddings, family reunions and community gatherings. The ballroom/exhibit hall has all of the ingredients to accommodate your needs – including a dance floor, mezzanine, kitchen and dressing rooms.
Absolute Bikes is a full service bicycle shop located in Historic Downtown Salida, Colorado.
Kaleidoscope Toys offers unique educational toys and games, quality European and USA made toys, children’s books, infant clothing and gifts, arts and crafts, fun jewelry and novelties. We strive to carry safe, sustainably produced toys, made in the USA when possible. We believe in sustainable business practices, shopping locally when possible, and giving back to our vibrant local community with contributions to schools and non-profit organizations.Let our knowledgeable staff help you select the perfect age-appropriate gift and we’ll wrap your gifts free of charge.
The Mixing Bowl
The Mixing Bowl provides quality products for all your kitchenware needs.
Ruby Blues is a clothing exchange store that focuses on designer labels, vintage, denim, outer wear and one of a kind items. Our store offers clothing for both men and women. Ruby Blues also sells local art by Lindsay Sutton Stephens & Malu Castro!
Salida Bike Company
Salida Bike Co. believes that, “Everybody should get a chance to have a good time riding a bike. And another chance. And be able to get all the support you need, for as long as you need it, because that’s how important it is. Salida Bike Company will make sure any bike you ride will keep working for you, or that any new bike is the right one for you. Salida Bike Company is your patient, informed, and expert source.” -Anton
Salida Crystal Shop
Owner Paul Martin has an obvious affinity for the myriad of crystals, and crystalline features produced by the earth’s magmatic and metamorphic processes. An anchor to the Palace Hotel, The Salida Crystal Shop, is home to both large, rare and astonishing crystal specimens as well as smaller pieces and loose or raw gemstones available for purchase. We invite you to stop in and feel the energy radiating from this very special shop.
Salida Mountain Sports
Salida Mountain Sports helps you prepare for your excursions with a wide range of camping gear and outdoor clothing from Salida’s specialty sports store. Salida Mountain Sports specializes in outdoor clothing and camping products to meet all your needs. They have the service, experience, and selection you need to take on the wilderness. From tuning to custom boot fitting, their knowledgeable staff is waiting to help you. Contact them or visit their convenient location on 1st and F Street today.
Virtuosity Gallery is home to the artwork of Joshua Been. Been’s interdisciplinary approach to life in the 21st century is reflected in oil paintings where impressionism and texture meet realism and truth in landscape. We invite you to stop in and take a minute to see the world through a different lens. There’s a good chance you’ll get to meet the artist, and if you’re lucky, even enjoy a tune or two.
YOLO Clothing Company
YOLO Clothing Co. provides casual clothing, footwear, accessories and gifts for men and women.
Salida Eats & Drinks
For a burgeoning little mountain town, Salida sure has some good eats! Most of the restaurants below are within walking distance of the Palace Hotel.
$ = $10 – $20 per person
$$ = $20 – $30 per person
Amica’s Pizza & Microbrewery – $
Amica’s offers thin crust, wood fired pizzas, specialty paninis, fresh salads. Wheat free bread and crusts are available. Award winning beers are available on tap, and in 6 packs, bombers and growlers to go. Voted Best of Salida, 3 years running.
Benson’s Tavern & Beer Garden – $
Benson’s Tavern is a long time Salida staple and is now under new ownership. Classic pub food kicked up a notch, Colorado craft brews on tap, completely non-smoking patio.
Boathouse Cantina – $
The Boathouse Cantina is known for their Baja fish tacos, decked out burgers, bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, and stunning views. Located on the Salida Riverwalk with great views of the Arkansas River and 14,000’ peaks. Full bar, 20 brews on tap.
The Crossroads Café – $
The Crossroads Cafe Burger Truck serves locally sourced, Scanga beef burgers on a toasted potato bread bun, hand cut fries, root beer, and water. All ingredients are fresh daily and the only spices used are salt and black pepper.
Currents Steak & Seafood – $$
Currents is the place for surf and turf in Salida: bacon bleu mussels, hand-cut steaks, nightly de la mar specials, and sushi every Tuesday & Thursday. Extensive wine list, craft beer tap, and a 2-for-1 Happy Hour every day of the week from 3:00 – 5:30pm.
Elevation Beer Co.
Elevation Beer Co. began when four friends all had the same dream of starting a brewery that brewed the highest quality barrel aged and specialty beers they could imagine. In the winter of 2012, they made their dreams a reality, took the leap and started brewing in Poncha Springs, Colorado.
Fifty Burger – $$
Fifty Burgers menu is created with the highest quality ingredients. Custom-blended brisket burgers, turkey burgers, grilled chicken, fresh fish, salads and sandwiches. Everything is made in house with fresh, local ingredients.
216 Ferraro’s – $$
Ferraro’s offers cozy Italian dinners. Housemade pasta, nightly specials, fine wine, full bar and Peroni on tap.
The Fritz – $
The Fritz, American Bistro? Global Café? Delicious sandwiches by day, small plates by night, and one of the best burgers in town. The bacon and leek macaroni and cheese has become a town staple, and don’t forget the signature cocktails!
Las Camelinas- $
Las Camelinas, Owner Gabriela Orejel spent many years working in food-service before making the decision to open her own restaurant. The menu features Southwest cuisine, as well as steaks, burgers, pork, chicken, fresh seafood and veggie selections. A children’s menu is also available. The restaurant offers a Happy Hour from Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Little Cambodia – $
Little Cambodia is authentic Asian Cuisine. A popular lunch spot. Everything is super fresh and made in house. Pho, rice noodle salads, spring rolls, egg rolls, pot stickers and daily specials.
Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub – $
Moonlight Pizza offers specialty pizzas, calzones, sandwiches and, salads. They offer dine in, or local delivery. Craft beer and soda is made on site. A local favorite.
Mo’ Burrito -$
Mo’ Burrito uses local and organic foods, just like Sweeties Sandwich Shop (their other business in Salida). They offer house-made carnitas, grilled steak, a spice-rubbed chicken, six homemade salsas and more
Salida Farmers Market – $
The Salida Farmers Market is located at Alpine Park in Salida. Call to learn more about its selection of organic food, vegetables, crafts, fruits and local specialties. Saturdays June 20-October 10 , 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Takes SNAP.
Sweeties Sandwich Shop – $$
Sweeties, Serving city-style eats & sweets in our mountain kitchen, Monday thru Saturday from 10am-4pm.
Vino Salida is a small artisan winery focusing on Colorado wine and mead. Their Colorado wines are crafted in small batches from Colorado grapes and local honey.
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery produces small-batch, handcrafted spirits, and now have Tenderfoot Whiskey, Treeline Gin and Treeline “Barrel Rested” Gin. Available both at the Tasting Room and in select locations throughout Colorado.
INTEGRATE mind•body•fitness is Salida’s only luxury spa, wellness retreat center and seasonal RoofTop Bar with stunning 360° sunset views. INTEGRATE offers the perfect fusion of luxury spa and wellness services with spa amenities. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway from life’s stresses or a wellness retreat, they have everything you need in historic downtown Salida, Colorado.
The spa provides a serene atmosphere for therapeutic massage, facials, skin care, Rolfing Structural Integration, Life Design coaching and acupuncture. They also offer yoga, health and wellness retreats, fitness studio and venue rental options. They design, host and facilitate events that foster optimal health, happiness and well-being. Their team welcomes guest retreats and practitioners in yoga, fitness, life design, leadership and corporate wellness. All services include complimentary use of the eucalyptus steam room.