Things to do

No matter what time of year you visit, Salida and Chaffee County, Co, are an ideal and active vacation spot, offering things to do that suit everyone’s taste. 

The area abounds with outdoor activities, historic sites and unique tours. The town of Salida offers wonderful restaurants, a variety of art galleries, specialty shops, theater performances and hosts seasonal special events and festivals.  Use the information and links below to start planning your Salida getaway today. Area special events are listed online at and at the Chaffee County Visitors Guide online at Events Listing.


restaurants & bars

Salida has a wide-ranging selection of wonderful restaurants. Ask our staff for their favorites, but here is a selection for you.


Salida has a great selection of great shops. Just take a stroll downtown for some great window shopping.

Arts & Entertainment

Salida has a colorful and vibrant art community and if you take a stroll around downtown you will stumble across some true gems.


Experience other activities that Salida has to offer.