Study the sculptures on an art walk as you go shopping in downtown Colorado Springs. Have lunch or dinner at one of dozens of downtown restaurants.
Order "a flight" of microbrews at one of several Colorado Springs Brew Pubs and discover your favorite local beer. Is it a lager? An IPA? How about one of those specialty beers brewed with apricots? You might be surprised at what you'll find.
Colorado Springs nightclubs offer plenty of entertainment. From dance to comedy to martini bar or rock-n-roll, a nightclub will keep you active well after the sun goes down.
The City and Regional Parks in Colorado Springs are some of the most beautiful in the country, in our opinion. Best of all, they're all FREE to visit. We've spent countless hours enjoying the nature of places like Garden of the Gods, America the Beautiful, Monument Valley, and Memorial, just to name a few. We think you should too! See our Colorado Springs Parks page for the Top 10 in the city.
Another one of our favorite things to do in Colorado Springs is to visit one of the Colorado State Parks. Cheyenne Mountain, Mueller, and Eleven Mile State Parks are all in close proximity to the Springs, and offer great hikes, camping sites, visitor's centers, and as always, amazing views.
Step it up a notch and take a day trip to one of four Colorado National Parks. Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Great Sand Dunes, or Mesa Verde. They're all awe-inspiring.
Ride a Horse through the Garden of the Gods and gaze at the rolling foothills and Pikes Peak beyond.
Try your hand (and feet) at rock climbing. Colorado Springs is a mecca for scaling rock.
Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through Old Colorado City. The drivers are known to sing carols during the holidays.
Drink from the mineral springs in Manitou Springs. Bring a glass, turn the spigot, and imbibe. From effervescence to lithium! Talk about a mellow time
Play a round of golf with the front range as your backdrop. And if it's winter, no worries. The golf courses are open 365 days per year here in the Springs.
Catch a rainbow trout at a local fishing spot. Get ankle-deep in a clear mountain stream, or take in some Colorado sunshine on the shores of one of our beautiful reservoirs.
Take a day trip over to Cripple Creek Colorado,where you can play the casino slots, take a narrow gauge train ride, or descend 1,000 feet into the Mollie Kathleen gold mine and learn about the Pikes Peak Gold Rush.
Visit one of the libraries within the Pikes Peak Library District. Read a book while overlooking the front range. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi, or visit PPLD's computer labs to check your email or research travel destinations.
The US Olympic Training Center gives FREE hourly tours of their facilities, including a Visitor's Center, Sports Centers, Shooting Center, and Aquatic Center. Walk the stairs to the Olympic torch on the balcony, and meet a real Olympiad!
Colorado Springs Shooting Ranges offer both public and membership-required options in the Pikes Peak area for pistol, rifle, shotgun, clays and trap shooting.
Dragonmans, Pikes Peak Gun Club, and Whistling Pines are all in or near town. Give it a shot!
Enjoy writing? Attend the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in April, where you can meet agents and editors, learn about the craft of writing, or make new writer friends.
Watch the Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA baseball team go for another championship at the 8500-seat Security Service Field.
Take a tour of Colorado Springs historic homes.
One of our favorite things to do in summer and fall is to visit the Bancroft Park farmer's market on Saturday mornings. There is always fresh produce for sale, sauces, jerky, even hot coffee and macaroons. You gotta try the macaroons
If it's raining or night-time, and you're looking for things to do indoors, try a 24 hour fitness facility. Or visit a Day Spa for a massage--soak in a mud bath and absorb some Rocky Mountain minerals.
Another great indoor activity to burn off some energ--especially for families--is laser tag. Capture the flag or save the world.
Drive into the mountains, find a trail, and get lost in a sea of Colorado wildflowers.