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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Ski Chairlift
“Ride the free gondola all the way to Mountain Village, and if you're thirsty grab a drink at Allred's on your way over.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Telluride has probably been named the best ski resort by Conde d'Nast more than any other ski resort. Wait. There are actually other ski resorts than Telluride? Go figure. But pound for pound, apples to apples, Telluride is at the top for several reasons like VIEWS, TERRAIN and less crowded slopes than any other ski destination that could even come close to comparing. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Eclectic live music and theatrical performances. Reggae, bluegrass, classical music, punk, funk, soul, ska, blues, gospel, world music and good old rock and roll -- the Sheridan Opera House brings it all to Telluride. Occasional art-house and indy movies too.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“This is a great place for a date night. We love sharing a cheese board and having a glass of wine!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the local hang out and yep, you guessed it I hang out here. Locals call it "The Buck" so swing in and grab a margarita and say hi to all the colorful people in there. Who knows I might even buy you one! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“The Historical Museum has 10 themed rooms of exhibits dedicated to the areas history and culture. I like going to the gold mining slew and finding beautiful rocks. This activity is great for kids.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The tallest water fall in Colorado. At the top is the old Power Plant that brought in electricity to many of the mines back in the Heyday of Telluride”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“ A Telluride institution going back to the very early days of the ski area.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best Pizza in Colorado!! Be sure to order the Brooklyn Bridge Detroit Style!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Book Store
“Carries a wide variety of books, but specializes in books, guides, maps, journals, prints and other products unique to the Telluride region of southwest Colorado. There is a decent coffee shop (High Alpine Coffee) in the bookstore.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Transportation
“Features of Town Park: Swimming Pool, Kid's Fishing Pond, Toddler Playground Imagination Station Playground, Horse shoes, Tennis courts, Basketball courts, Disc Golf, Sand volleyball, Skateboarding, Bicycle pump track, Sledding hill, Ice Skating, Campground.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Great selection of both mens and womens clothing and nice inventory of Telluride logo shirts. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Great tapas menu, great drinks, great people. Fun atmosphere. Get a reservation.”
  • 21 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Need something? this is your local pharmacy stop for things from first aide to sunscreen and a few little trinkets. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“If you're up at the ski resort, you can grab things here. It's a lot more expensive than in Montrose. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sandwich Place
“This is a great place for a date night. We love sharing a cheese board and having a glass of wine!”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“ A Telluride institution going back to the very early days of the ski area.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Best Pizza in Colorado!! Be sure to order the Brooklyn Bridge Detroit Style!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“Great tapas menu, great drinks, great people. Fun atmosphere. Get a reservation.”
  • 21 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“I highly recommend just staying at the bar. It has the best view of town & gondola if you can get a window seat. You can order from a wonderful bar menu or split a meal or appetizers. It’s tiny and they do not take reservations for the bar. Try to arrive early when people aren’t hanging about waiting for the restaurant seating. It’s well worth it. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great bakery. Also has sandwiches, chili, pizza, lots of things in a simple environment. After 2pm the first 2 bakery cases are 2 for 1.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“One of the best and busiest restaurants in Town. Great Thai food and a fun atmosphere. ”
  • 18 locals recommend

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