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Planning your next vacation (or staycation)? There are many things to do in Colorado Springs!


Colorado Springs is bursting with amazing attractions, affordable accommodations, and a delicious food scene, making it the perfect vacation hot spot. There are plenty of reasons to come here, but we’re focusing on the top seven!

If you’re planning a vacation, Colorado Springs should be at the top of your list. This vibrant city at the base of Pikes Peak has a lot to offer. From being nicknamed Olympic City USA to having top-rated accommodations and access to the great outdoors, Colorado Springs has it all!

Here are seven reasons to vacation in Colorado Springs, in no particular order:



Reason 1: You’ll never be bored with more than 55 attractions and things to do in Colorado Springs

According to Visit Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs boasts more than 55 local attractions and sightseeing opportunities. That is a huge number of things to do! Even if you are local to the area, there is likely something you haven’t done before.

With so many things to do, you’ll find something that will appeal to everyone in your group. We’ll get to the natural wonders of Colorado Springs later, but there are plenty of museums, tours, and historical sites to explore. A few of our favorites include the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Flying W Ranch, Cave of the Winds, and the Money Museum.


Reason 2: You can bring your dog almost anywhere

The Garden Dog on Patio Colorado Springs
The Garden Dog on Patio Colorado Springs

Coloradans love their pups, and there are many local attractions, restaurants and breweries that welcome them. Bring your best friend along for the ride as you visit the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Seven Falls, the Royal Gorge Bride and Park, and the Peterson Air and Space Museum.

Plenty of local eateries love to see owners bring their dogs to hang out on their patios. Read our list of seven dog-friendly local restaurants and breweries in Colorado Springs.



Reason 3: You can compete against real Olympic athletes at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Think you have what it takes to be an Olympic athlete? Colorado Springs is known as Olympic City USA as it is the home of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). In addition, Colorado Springs is also home to 20+ National Olympic Governing Bodies and more than 50 National Sports Organizations. Relive the glory days of the past and compete with Olympic athletes via simulation during your visit to the state-of-the-art U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum in downtown Colorado Springs.



Reason 4: You can satisfy your inner foodie by exploring the delicious food scene in downtown Colorado Springs

Food Tour in Colorado Springs
Food Tour in Downtown Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Food tours are the new way to experience a city, and Colorado Springs is no exception! Take a food, cocktail, or brewery tour with Rocky Mountain Food Tours (that’s us!) With more than 20 local restaurants, speakeasies, breweries, and artisan food shops featured, you’ll waste no time finding the best places to eat. Our tours are offered multiple times a week, year round! Take the most popular tour, The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour, for a fun and family-friendly experience.



Reason 5: You will relax in world-class accommodations

Kinship Landing Hotel Colorado Springs
Kinship Landing Hotel Colorado Springs

While we would be remiss not to mention The Broadmoor as it is the only five-star, five-diamond resort in all of Colorado, there are other spectacular accommodations to consider for your stay! Want to stay downtown? Check out the refurbished Antlers Hotel, originally built by Colorado Springs’ founding father General William Jackson Palmer in 1873. Or, head to the newest boutique hotel, Kinship Landing, which features both hostel-style rooms and luxury suites with a modern and fresh vibe. Bringing the family? Consider the Great Wolf Lodge, which has tons of indoor activities including a water park!



Reason 6: You will experience some of the most beautiful scenery (truly!) in all the United States

Biking Garden of the Gods | Photo Credit: bikepikespeak.com

Colorado Springs is seriously gorgeous. I mean, who wouldn’t want to wake up with this view every day!? Millions of people visit every year to take advantage of the nature trails, hiking opportunities, and other outdoor recreation.

Garden of the Gods Park is ranked one the top parks in the entire United States! Its natural red rock formations can be experienced by car, foot, bike, horse, and even Segway. Take a leisure stroll, bring a picnic, and make a stop at the visitor’s center during your visit.

And if you haven’t been to Pikes Peak yet, now is the time! The recently revamped cog railway will whisk you to the top in record time, and the newly constructed summit house will afford you with stunning panoramic views. A spectacular sight – they don’t call it America’s Mountain for nothing!



Reason 7: You will learn as much history about the Wild West, Gold Rush, and the railroad as you can handle

Pioneers Museum Colorado Springs
Pioneers Museum Colorado Springs | Photo by Rocky Mountain Food Tours

Where better to learn about the Gold Rush, the railroad, and the Wild West than Colorado Springs? There are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in our nation’s history if that’s what you are interested in!

For history museums, we recommend the Pioneers Museum, which is located in the heart of downtown and free to the public. Add to your list the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Rock Ledge Ranch, and Glen Eyrie Castle to round out the perfect itinerary.

Plus, if you love food, too (who doesn’t!?) then take The Original Colorado Springs Food Tour. During the tour, your guide will also share tons of fun and interesting local history while you sip and stroll between five local restaurants in downtown Colorado Springs.



We hope we’ve proven our argument that Colorado Springs is the best place for your next vacation or staycation! And remember to book a food tour with us during your stay here – the most delicious local attraction!

Cheers! Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)



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