Colorado Springs is one of the most popular winter resort destinations in the United States. The city has plenty of fun things to do, from hiking trails and scenic tours, to delectable restaurants and world-class ski slopes. Colorado Springs also houses four military bases, including the Air Force Academy.
One of Colorado Springs' best attractions is popular Pikes Peak, which half a million hikers summit each year. Memorial Park has a pool, tennis courts, cycling paths, and an ice rink.
For concerts, theatrical performances, and comedians, visit Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts. Also, make time for the annual Bighorn Sheep Festival, Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack, and Colorado Classic.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the largest private zoo in the country. It heavily emphasizes conservation education and offers an opportunity to feed giraffes.
For a farm-to-table experience, visit Acacia Park; it hosts a popular farmer’s market every Monday. To further indulge your taste buds, try McCabe’s Tavern, Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, or Great Storm Brewing.
Climb atop the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun for one of the best views of Colorado Springs. Also, visit the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Peterson Air and Space Museum, and Cornerstone Arts Center.
Get a world-class workout at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. U.S. olympians train for gymnastics, judo, volleyball, and swimming at these facilities.
The Garden of the Gods is a popular public park and National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs; it has a breathtaking view of more than 300 sandstone formations.