Located near the base of Pikes Peak near the Southern Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a vibrant city with hundreds of entertaining activities. No Colorado Springs guide can list them all, but in a city known for its food, shopping and family-friendly attractions, a list can be made of a few residential favorites.
There's a large variety of culinary treats available to the residents of Colorado Springs, with popular eateries scattered all around the city. For an unforgettable German dinner, Edelweiss offers some of the best dishes in the city, accompanied by a wonderfully inviting atmosphere. Those looking for the taste of an authentic Thai meal should head to Bhan Thai for lunch. Bhan Thai offers an inexpensive menu that features traditional Thai dishes served quickly enough to satisfy time-strapped customers looking to get back to work.
Along with food, no guide to Colorado Springs should leave out the city's eclectic mix of shops. The Leechpit is a good example of the type of place found off the city's beaten path. It offers a large collection of vintage items, ranging from vinyl records to lunchboxes. Booklovers can find a warm welcome at Agia Sophia, where patrons can read a book or surf the Internet while relaxing over a delicious cup of French press coffee and a sandwich.
For those looking for family-friendly locations, Puttin on the Paint offers ready-to-paint pottery and an abundance of paint and brushes to decorate it with. The shop is child-friendly and fires the painted pottery after completion to lock in the colors. A Colorado Springs guide would be incomplete without listing the Garden of the Gods, which offers a close-up look at Colorado nature at its finest. The nature park features guided walks, horseback riding and rock climbing to provide a variety of activities.