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Best of Colorado Springs Guide

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Colorado Springs
A crossroads for historians, sportsmen, architects, artists and gourmands, Colorado Springs offers a delightful mix of Western charms. Sunny skies and crisp mountain air make it a perfect place for a golf outing, extreme sports or a picnic in one of the many, many well-maintained parks.

All things to do » Things to do

Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods
Owner description: Located at the base of Pikes Peak, this National Natural Landmark and popular park features stunning geological formations, rock climbing, nature trails and the Garden of the Gods... more Owner description: Located at the base of Pikes Peak, this National Natural Landmark and popular park features stunning geological formations, rock climbing, nature trails and the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. less
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Parks
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Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak
Owner description: There are many things to see and do on our mountain including experiencing spectacular views as you ascend to 14,115 feet, encounter Mother Nature on our hiking trails or watch... more Owner description: There are many things to see and do on our mountain including experiencing spectacular views as you ascend to 14,115 feet, encounter Mother Nature on our hiking trails or watch for wildlife such as deer, elk, bighorn sheep or yellow-bellied marmots. You may even spot the elusive Bigfoot during your visit. The 19 mile journey on the fully paved road to the summit begins in Cascade, Colorado, just 15 minutes west of downtown Colorado Springs. From the entrance, at an altitude of 7,800 feet (2377m) begin to explore the Pike National Forest and the natural beauty of Colorado.Along the way, you'll discover the North Slope Recreation Area, Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Historic Glen Cove Inn, and the Summit House. There are three lakes for fishing, picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Stop and watch one of our "Meet the Ranger" Interpretive Programs and learn about the history, myths, flora and fauna on the mountain. All offer visitor services and basic necessities to make your day both enjoyable and memorable. less
Attraction type: Hiking Trails; Scenic Walking Areas
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Owner description: Colorado Springs is home to America’s ONLY mountain zoo. Located at 6,800 feet above sea level, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers breathtaking views of the city and of its 750 animals... more Owner description: Colorado Springs is home to America’s ONLY mountain zoo. Located at 6,800 feet above sea level, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo offers breathtaking views of the city and of its 750 animals. The unique design of the Zoo’s animal exhibits gets guests closer than ever before. Hand-feed one of the largest reticulated giraffe herds in the world, watch grizzlies swim with trout, hop next to red-necked wallabies and get hands on with some of the Zoo’s smaller residents in The Loft. Have a WILD adventure at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – see the animals, ride an antique carousel, eat a gourmet lunch at the Grizzly Grill and ride the Mountaineer Sky Ride to the Zoo’s summit. Visit 365 days a year for family fun at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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United States Air Force Academy
United States Air Force Academy
Visitors can tour this modern sprawling campus that includes the Academy, Falcon Stadium, a chapel and Arnold Hall, a museum honoring Air Force personnel.
Attraction type: Educational sites; Military Bases & Facilities
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National Museum of World War II Aviation
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Owner description: The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Tours are at 10AM, NOON and 2PM. Visitors can walk around the museum on their own or take a historical tour... more Owner description: The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Tours are at 10AM, NOON and 2PM. Visitors can walk around the museum on their own or take a historical tour with a docent. Hourly docent led tours are also available to visit WestPac Restoration where WWII aircraft are actively being restored to flying condition. less
Attraction type: Military Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery
Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery
Ranked #1 of 1,474 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Marigold Cafe & Bakery
Marigold Cafe & Bakery
Ranked #2 of 1,474 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Price: US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisines: French, American, International
Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Caspian Cafe Mediterranean
Caspian Cafe Mediterranean
Ranked #3 of 1,474 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Price: US$ 15 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Persian, Egyptian
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Paravicini's
Paravicini's
Ranked #4 of 1,474 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Price: US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Edelweiss Restaurant
Edelweiss Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,474 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Price: US$ 8 - US$ 25
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Quality Inn & Suites, Garden of the Gods
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn & Suites, Garden of the Gods
US$ 63 - US$ 132
Ranked #39 of 104 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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Stagecoach Motel
2.0 of 5
Stagecoach Motel
US$ 48 - US$ 85
Ranked #49 of 104 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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Comfort Inn North - Air Force Academy Area
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn North - Air Force Academy Area
US$ 63 - US$ 132
Ranked #50 of 104 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs near the Air Force Academy
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs near the Air Force Academy
US$ 109 - US$ 205
Ranked #1 of 104 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Peak Vista Inn & Suites
US$ 89 - US$ 195
Ranked #4 of 104 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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The Mining Exchange A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5
The Mining Exchange A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa
US$ 132 - US$ 235
Ranked #5 of 104 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Broadmoor
5.0 of 5
The Broadmoor
US$ 214 - US$ 537
Ranked #2 of 104 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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Garden of the Gods Club and Resort
4.0 of 5
Garden of the Gods Club and Resort
US$ 224 - US$ 504
Ranked #3 of 104 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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Cheyenne Mountain Resort Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort
4.0 of 5
Cheyenne Mountain Resort Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort
US$ 142 - US$ 299
Ranked #17 of 104 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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