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Whether you’re on a budget or looking to spend a pretty penny, check out our morning to night itinerary for the perfect day in Colorado Springs with your special someone!

One year, ten years, fifty years — however long you’ve been married, your anniversary calls for a day of celebration! With amazing food, adventure at your doorstep, and the perfect backdrop for relaxing, Colorado Springs is one of the best places to celebrate your anniversary!

Here’s our step-by-step guide to an anniversary day in Colorado Springs fit for every budget:

 

Step 1 – Start The Day with a Delicious Breakfast

Every anniversary should start with a great breakfast, and Colorado Springs’ breakfast game is strong. Here are three of our favorite local spots for a bite to eat to kickstart your day:

Photo Courtesy of Garden of the Gods Market and Cafe | Facebook

♥ The Budget Option: Can’t make it to the City of Love this anniversary? No worries! Paris Crepe is the next best thing! Affordable, yet amazing, Paris Crepe is a local favorite for savory and sweet crepes. While their Colorado Springs location is under construction, their Manitou Springs location offers a cozy environment for you to begin your day of romance. If you’re in the mood for something savory, try the Deluxe Crepe with scrambled eggs, cheese, sautéed onions, scallions, potatoes, and green chili sauce. If you want something sweet, go for the Almond Butter Banana Crepe. Better yet, get both!

Price Range: About $5 – $12 per person

 

♥♥ The Somewhere In The Middle Option: Head to Garden of the Gods Market & Cafe for an artisan and globally inspired breakfast menu. This New American local favorite is perfect for couples who enjoy unique flavor combinations. Some of their more adventurous options include Desayuno (fried plantain and black bean dish), Mountain Man Hash made from leek hash browns, and the Southwest Egg Benedict with a cumin brown butter hollandaise.

Price Range: About $9 – $20 per person

 

♥♥♥ The Big Spender Option: The Broadmoor Hotel basically screams anniversary weekend, especially for those willing and able to spend a bit more for the experience. Whether you’re staying there or not, The Lake Terrace Dining Room offers an elegant breakfast with a view of Cheyenne Lake. From Monday to Saturday, you’ll find a traditional, a la carte breakfast menu featuring local and global selections.

Price Range: About $15 – $28 per person

Insider Tip: If you’re celebrating on a Sunday (and have a bit more in your budget), you might be interested in the famous Broadmoor Sunday Brunch — which includes live piano music, floral arrangements at each table, and a menu of over 150 gourmet items.

 

 

Step 2 – Go On An Adventure Together 

Couples that adventure together, stay together! Colorado Springs is a little slice of heaven for couples that love nature and adventure. Here are a few ideas for your morning of adventure:

Photo Courtesy of Brenna Skattebo Photography

♥ The Budget Option: If you’re on a budget, there’s no better option for your adventure than one of the many beautiful hikes or walks Colorado Springs has to offer. If you’re unsure of good hikes around Colorado Springs, check out our preferred adventure destinations (ordered by level of difficulty with “1” being the least strenuous):

  1. Fox Run Regional Park
  2. Garden of the Gods
  3. Red Rock Canyon Open Space
  4. Red Mountain
  5. Section 16 Trailhead
  6. Manitou Incline

Price: Free

 

♥♥ The Somewhere In The Middle Option: Did you know you can tour Garden of the Gods on horseback? At Academy Riding Stables, you’ll receive a guided tour through the park from a real cowboy. If you’re not comfortable with horses yet, fear not! You’ll be be paired with a horse that suits your level of experience and will be helped along the way by an expert guide.

Price: $65 an hour per person

 

♥♥♥ The Big Spender Option: Just south of Colorado Springs in Canyon City, you’ll find one of Colorado’s most epic attractions. Explore the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park via Colorado Jeep Tours. The tour company provides “high quality, scenic, and informative jeep tours” along with local knowledge regarding the history of the park. With their Jeep & Zipline Tour, you’ll top your jeep tour off with with a zipline experience best suited for adrenaline junkie couples!

Price: $160 per person for Jeep & Zipline Tour

Insider Tip: Colorado Jeep Tours also provides tours of Cañon City’s Red Canyon and the “Gold Belt” areas including Cripple Creek and Victor, Colorado, as well as custom tours unique to your needs! Learn more here.

 

           

Step 3 – Relax & Rejuvenate

Let’s face it: life is stressful! Put the worries of work and everyday life aside and take some time for yourselves for a change. Nurture your relationship with some down time at one of these three spa retreats:

Photo Courtesy of SunWater Spa

♥ The Budget Option: Visit SunWater Spa for a soak in their cedar tubs filled with mineral water. Located in Downtown Manitou Springs, SunWater Spa is an oasis tucked into the hillside, perfect for a romantic afternoon of relaxation. Pair your soak with a rejuvenating yoga class or one of their spa offerings.

Price: $25 per person for a two hour soak

 

♥♥ The Somewhere In The Middle Option: For a relaxing experience with a view, book the 80-minute Couples Experience at the Strata Integrated Wellness Spa at The Garden of the Gods Club. With this spa experience, you’ll receive a 50 minute couples’ massage and 30 minutes in the VIP Couples’ Suite, including a private aromatherapy shower, two glasses of Prosecco, and chocolate covered strawberries.

Price: About $395 per couple

 

♥♥♥ The Big Spender Option: Nowhere does luxury better than The Spa at The Broadmoor. Treat yourselves to 80 minutes of ultimate relaxation and pampering with a couple’s Signature Massage. When you’re done, you’ll be free to enjoy the steam room, sauna, oxygen room, and lounge area, as well as the co-ed mountain view room and terrace.

Price Range: About $500 per couple

 

 

Step 4 – Enjoy a Celebratory Dinner 

Get geared up for a night out! Reflect on your many fond memories together over a scrumptious dinner at one of the following local restaurants:

♥ The Budget Option: Take a romantic trip to Italy via Bambino’s Urban Pizzeria. Located right downtown, this little gem is great for a romantic evening that still keeps the budget in check. At Bambino’s, you can pick from one of their speciality pizzas or select from their many fresh, locally sourced toppings to make your ideal pie. Enjoy your pizza with a glass of their craft soda.

Price: $10+ per person

Insider Tip: If you show them that you’ve checked in on Facebook, you’ll get your drink for free!

 

♥♥ The Somewhere In The Middle Option: Raise your hand if you love a great steak and a really good cocktail! Prime25 might just be your jam. This elegant, modern establishment is perfect for couples who appreciate the finer things in life. From fresh seafood flown in daily, U.S.D.A prime aged beef, and one of the finest collections of wine and spirits in town, Prime25 is the perfect place to celebrate your love.

Price Range: $35+ per person 

 

♥♥♥ The Big Spender Option: For a truly one of a kind dining experience, Four by Brother Luck is the place to be. As Chef Brother Luck puts it, his dishes are inspired by the “four main providers who supply our ingredients; the hunter, the gatherer, the fisherman and the farmer.” He explains, “These people are truly the beginning of every dish we imagine as the seasons change.” Chef Luck, an award winning, reality show conquering chef, has created a unique menu — one which challenges tradition and embraces the unconventional. Four’s dinner menu includes a four course, fixed price tasting menu, perfect for special occasions.

Price Range: $49+ per person

Insider Tip: Book a private chef’s table with six of more people. Enjoy seven amazing courses paired with wine by their on-staff sommelier for $135 per person, or opt for 10 courses for only $150.


Bonus Dining Option: Are you looking for a more unique dining experience? Rocky Mountain Food Tours (that’s us!) offers one-of-a-kind dining experiences perfect for couples or groups looking for a fun way to celebrate. Our tours feature at least four different food and drink locations. If you have a group of eight or more, book a private Pikes Peak Progressive Dinner tour. Or, if it’s just the two of you, hop on the Springs Signature Cocktail Tour or Original Colorado Springs Food Tour!

Price: $58.99+ per person

 

 

Step 5 – Stay the Night 

Sink into crisp white sheets and rekindle your love for one another by booking a hotel stay. Even if it’s a staycation, it’s good to know someone else has to make the bed the next day!

Photo Courtesy of Brenna Skattebo Photography

♥ The Budget Option: Get a taste for Colorado Springs’ historic downtown during your stay at The Crescent Lily Inn. This lovely Victorian home holds five suites and makes for a sweet romantic stay and the perfect launching point for exploring downtown. Take a trip back in time with a relaxing sit on the wraparound porch or in the cozy lounge, furnished in period pieces.

Price: $110+/night

 

♥♥ The Somewhere In The Middle Option: Special occasions call for a night spent in an actual castle! Retreat from the world at Glen Eyrie, where you’ll be treated like the king and queen you are. From the romantic castle, spires of red rocks, and beautifully kept lawns and gardens, you won’t easily tire of exploring the stunning property of the late William J. Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs.

Price Range: $159.00+/night

 

♥♥♥ The Big Spender Option: Experience Downtown Colorado Springs in style at The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa. Once a stock exchange for local mining companies, The Mining Exchange has been exquisitely reimagined into a hotel of modern excellence. Enjoy the plush mattresses, stunning views of downtown, and the beautifully designed lobby — perfect for enjoying a craft cocktail with your special someone.

Price Range: $209+/night

 

From morning to night, fill your anniversary with good food, adventure, rest, and a whole lot of love. We hope you have the best anniversary day in Colorado Springs!

Cheers! Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)

 

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