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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighbourhood
“Cute walk-able "Main Street" with shops, restaurants, gifts, sightseeing and history.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Museum
“Colorado Springs offers Colorado history at the Pioneer Museum. The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) is committed to building a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak region by preserving and sharing our cultural history and accomplishes this mission through innovative exhibits, educational outreach and programming, and preservation of its object and archival collections. Check it out!”
  • 79 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Don't miss the Rabbit Hole and the best bar in the Springs. Have a Cherry Limeaid for me!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Café
“This place is a local gem and a MUST visit! It's an old elementary school that's been turned into a community gathering place with multiple businesses inside. It hoses Bristol Brewing Company, the Kitchen (amazing food), The Principals Office (local bar & coffee shop), Yobel which is a market for handmade goods, the Axe and the Oak which is a whiskey distillery. It also has concerts, a run club and fitness classes. It's a 2-minute drive from my Airbnb or a 15-20 minute walk through the sweet Ivywild neighborhood. Ivywild School is a place where neighbors, friends, colleagues and visitors can meet and mingle. A place where you can enjoy great local fare and share ideas. But it’s also much more than that. It’s a flourishing communal atmosphere linking commerce and community with gathering spaces, local cuisine, education, art and gardens. Formerly an elementary school, Ivywild’s façade still holds true to its roots as reimagined spaces fill the halls once again with the voices of children and adults alike. A virtual and literal hotspot of activity throughout the day, Ivywild is always full of energy. Whether it’s bakers baking fresh bread and pastries in the morning, friends meeting for coffee or craft-brewed beer over lunch, gardeners harvesting the fruits of the season, or people gathering for a small concert or film in the former gym, the school provides an inviting space for kids of all ages. Wide hallways afford plenty of space for relaxing or viewing the ever-changing art offerings. Multiple patios provide al fresco seating in the building’s beautiful Rocky Mountain setting. And a highly-walkable “public square” will host farmer’s markets, festivals, and other special events. So whether you just want to pick up your morning joe and a freshly baked bagel, linger for lunch and an afternoon cocktail, or grab local produce and some meat for dinner, Ivywild School will be a hub for meeting, eating, drinking and neighboring.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Fine art, culture, dining, theater located in a beautiful Art Deco building.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great beer, super good food - service is always pretty mediocre, but if you are a patient person, it's worth the visit.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Nice menu, beer is tasty - and you can have your pup outside on the front patio. They also have a very large pool hall if you like playing pool.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“want a cozy bar with great cocktails with an outdoor patios and amazing menu - this place is great for lunch with family or for a romantic date. It is casual, hip and authentically fun. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Dentist's Office
“Walk main streets by Acacia Park and check out Pioneer Museum and Colorado College Museum of Art ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Café
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“Fun, lively coffee shop that also serves alcohol. Great pressed sandwiches and live music in the evenings. Part of the college scene. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A menu featuring Italy’s regional specialties, classic Italian-American favorites, original creations, hand–crafted cocktails, wine, Italian liqueurs, and homemade desserts.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“This place is generally always crowded on a nice day. The "skirt" is made of cheese so definitely not for the lactose intolerant but a solid burger at a reasonable price for those who are amiable to a tight space with limited seating. Absolutely worth it though”
  • 46 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Super cool atmosphere located in a converted elementary school, Ivywild Elementary. They have a full kitchen. Lots of room on the patio for you and your furry friend. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Delicious BBQ! Fun atmosphere. On Wednesdays, they always have live music and it's a blast to go! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Our absolutely favorite place to eat in Colorado Springs is Poor Richard's! If you have time, let us treat you to a meal there.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
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“A gourmet cafe serving creative meals. They have a market and bakery as well. One of our favorite places for breakfast!”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Don't miss the Rabbit Hole and the best bar in the Springs. Have a Cherry Limeaid for me!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great beer, super good food - service is always pretty mediocre, but if you are a patient person, it's worth the visit.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Brewery
“Nice menu, beer is tasty - and you can have your pup outside on the front patio. They also have a very large pool hall if you like playing pool.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Gastropub
“want a cozy bar with great cocktails with an outdoor patios and amazing menu - this place is great for lunch with family or for a romantic date. It is casual, hip and authentically fun. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Café
“Fun, lively coffee shop that also serves alcohol. Great pressed sandwiches and live music in the evenings. Part of the college scene. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A menu featuring Italy’s regional specialties, classic Italian-American favorites, original creations, hand–crafted cocktails, wine, Italian liqueurs, and homemade desserts.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“This place is generally always crowded on a nice day. The "skirt" is made of cheese so definitely not for the lactose intolerant but a solid burger at a reasonable price for those who are amiable to a tight space with limited seating. Absolutely worth it though”
  • 46 locals recommend
Brewery
“Super cool atmosphere located in a converted elementary school, Ivywild Elementary. They have a full kitchen. Lots of room on the patio for you and your furry friend. ”
  • 48 locals recommend

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