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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.
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
Pizza Place
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“Arguably the best pizza in town, known for the Detroit style. Our favorite is the "Brooklyn Bridge". This place fills up fast, so get there early. "High Pie" next door is a good backup if the line is too long. They have a thin crust designer pizza style although they have other thing on the menu.”
  • 24 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. ”
  • 19 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
Sandwich Place
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“The food is fresh, farm to table, and the staff are wonderful. I always order the turkey sandwich (baked on site) with Brie, Apple, rhubarb jam and greens which comes with home made potato chips. On a cold and sunny day, if there’s a space out front (not covered in snow), I like to sit there. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
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
American Restaurant
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“ A Telluride institution going back to the very early days of the ski area.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Locals call this establishment The Buck. One of my favorite spots to grab a drink. It is newly renovated and one of only bars with rooftop access.”
  • 12 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
Steakhouse
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“Fine dining with a view! While our favorite fine dining food is Cosmos, Allreds has all of the classics deliciously prepared and the view is the best in town. Or go for drinks at the bar on the way to Telluride. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Great selection of both mens and womens clothing and nice inventory of Telluride logo shirts. ”
  • 5 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
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
New American Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Cozy French restaurant with excellent appetizers and entres. Super happy hour from 5-6 p.m. and bar specials all night long. Great cocktails and extensive French wine list. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Great tapas menu, great drinks, great people. Fun atmosphere. Get a reservation.”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Arguably the best pizza in town, known for the Detroit style. Our favorite is the "Brooklyn Bridge". This place fills up fast, so get there early. "High Pie" next door is a good backup if the line is too long. They have a thin crust designer pizza style although they have other thing on the menu.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“The food is fresh, farm to table, and the staff are wonderful. I always order the turkey sandwich (baked on site) with Brie, Apple, rhubarb jam and greens which comes with home made potato chips. On a cold and sunny day, if there’s a space out front (not covered in snow), I like to sit there. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“ A Telluride institution going back to the very early days of the ski area.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Fine dining with a view! While our favorite fine dining food is Cosmos, Allreds has all of the classics deliciously prepared and the view is the best in town. Or go for drinks at the bar on the way to Telluride. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Cozy French restaurant with excellent appetizers and entres. Super happy hour from 5-6 p.m. and bar specials all night long. Great cocktails and extensive French wine list. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“Great tapas menu, great drinks, great people. Fun atmosphere. Get a reservation.”
  • 21 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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