Hiking, biking and locally made beers are on tap in this scenic mountain town.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, the second-largest city in the state, is coming into its own. And it has a lot to offer every month of the year, including access to hiking trails for all abilities, dynamic breweries, an up-and-coming restaurant scene and a wealth of wellness opportunities. And all of this is set against a backdrop of some pretty majestic mountains, including Pikes Peak, just 12 miles from downtown.
Explore Colorado Springs
- Manitou Springs
- East Colorado Springs
- Old Colorado City
This is the area’s hotbed of wellness-related fun. Whether your definition of “restorative” means communing with nature, retail therapy, soaking in rich mineral waters or enjoying a craft beer alfresco, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Manitou Springs.
East Colorado Springs
With its hiking and mountain-biking trails, live music venues and lively bar scene, East Colorado Springs has a young, athletic and sometimes raucous vibe. Don't sleep on the many breweries in this area — Metric Brewing, Goat Patch Brewing Company and Dueces Wild Brewery are favorites.
Hiking, Outdoor Activities
Old Colorado City
In the early 1900s, Colorado City was considered its own town. It’s been rechristened Old Colorado City, a suburb of Colorado Springs. And it brings a lot to the table, including the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center — along with plenty of places to eat, drink, shop and relax.
Shopping, Nature, Dining
Home to art, shopping, creative eateries and swanky speakeasies, there’s a lot to do in this central area. While you can walk from one attraction to another, consider traveling like a local and using the PikeRide bike-share program.
Art, Dining , Entertainment
Stay in The Center of it All
Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.
Spend a Relaxing Long Weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Soak Up Some Culture, Colorado-Style
Surround yourself in athletic history on your first day in town. You’ll explore a renowned training center for some of the world’s greatest athletes — followed up with a visit to an elementary school turned community center (with a brewery).
Explore the Great Outdoors (and Then Some)
Commune with nature at Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. After working up a sweat on a hiking trail, unwind in hot springs. Once you're thoroughly relaxed, continue the day — into the evening — at one of the city's many breweries.
Meet the Icons
You'll see Colorado Springs' most iconic sight today: Pikes Peak. Hike, drive or bike to the summit and spend some time enjoying the views. From there, browse the boutiques in Manitou Springs or Old Colorado City and finish up the day with dinner and drinks.