Salida has long been a gateway to outdoor adventures and also a getaway for artists inspired by the scenic mountains, the flowing river and the friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Opportunities for recreation, relaxation and inspiration continually draw visitors from around the state and the world, but it was the 2012 designation of Salida’s Creative District that really put this historic mountain town on the map. Today, dozens of artist-owned studios and galleries fill Salida’s downtown, along with incredible restaurants, specialty shops, breweries, distilleries, healing arts, non-profits as well as a popular farmers market, walking tours and many other successful enterprises. You’ll find it’s easy and fun getting around this bike-friendly town to enjoy all the offerings in Salida’s Creative District and the Highway 50 corridor. For decades, Salida has encouraged travelers to “Follow the Hearts to Salida,” and we believe you, too, will fall in love with this charming mountain town and Follow Your Heart to Salida.