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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.

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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: Parks; Geologic Formations; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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: Scenic Walking Areas; Hiking Trails
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Owner description: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America's ONLY mountain zoo. Large alpine habitats are home to over 950 different animals and approximately 180 species. All of your favorites are here... more Owner description: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is America's ONLY mountain zoo. Large alpine habitats are home to over 950 different animals and approximately 180 species. All of your favorites are here - monkeys, hippos, tigers, elephants and bears (oh my!). Hand-feed their large reticulated giraffe herd, and experience animals up-close, like never before. 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: Military Bases & Facilities; Educational sites
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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 Friday, 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... more Owner description: The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 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 and a separate hangar where 15 flyable planes are available for viewing. less
Attraction type: Military Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Garden of the Gods Gourmet
Garden of the Gods Gourmet
Ranked #1 of 1,347 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Price: $7 - $25
Cuisines: International, American, Gluten Free, Delicatessen
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Marigold Cafe & Bakery
Marigold Cafe & Bakery
Ranked #2 of 1,347 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French, American, International, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, 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 1,347 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Price: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Persian, Egyptian
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, 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
Over Easy
Over Easy
Ranked #4 of 1,347 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Gluten Free
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Paravicini's
Paravicini's
Ranked #5 of 1,347 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Gluten Free
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Quality Inn & Suites, Garden of the Gods
3.0 of 5
Quality Inn & Suites, Garden of the Gods
$69 - $188
Ranked #36 of 106 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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Garden of the Gods RV Resort
Garden of the Gods RV Resort
$26 - $38
Stagecoach Motel
2.0 of 5
Stagecoach Motel
$47 - $96
Ranked #45 of 106 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs
3.0 of 5
Drury Inn & Suites Colorado Springs
$129 - $211
Ranked #1 of 106 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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Hampton Inn & Suites Air Force Academy
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Air Force Academy
$107 - $202
Ranked #5 of 106 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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Staybridge Suites Colorado Springs
3.0 of 5
Staybridge Suites Colorado Springs
$145 - $245
Ranked #6 of 106 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Broadmoor
5.0 of 5
The Broadmoor
$363 - $626
Ranked #2 of 106 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
$196 - $527
Ranked #3 of 106 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
$168 - $276
Ranked #4 of 106 Hotels in Colorado Springs
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