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Best things to do in Colorado Springs

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Garden of the Gods is beautiful and may be unlike anything you’ve seen before. After walking around the beautiful landscapes at the main entrance of the park, drive to Balanced Rock for a short visit and then hike a short distance to visit the Siamese Twins rock formations. You’ll discover stunning, mountainous views along the whole way.”
354 locals recommend
Zoo
“The most beautiful zoo I’ve ever seen and it is in the mountains! You can make reservations at The Grizzly Grill with a great view of the city. Also the restaurant Pizza with a View. ”
134 locals recommend
Waterfall
“For more than 130 years, Seven Falls has been a captivating attraction that draws visitors from all over the world to view its mighty crashing waters as they spill down from its stunning granite walls.”
89 locals recommend
Park
“One of nature's wonders, it's a must see while in Colorado Springs. We highly recommend going by bike or vintage scooter as parking is a challenge during the Summer months. You can rent a low-power scooter from Vintage Scooter Adventures which is located at The Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs, CO. Fun times, great rates, wonderful experience all around. Highly recommend!”
74 locals recommend
Trail
“One of our favorite hiking areas - great views and not as crowded as Garden of the Gods can get!”
127 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A variety of local shops and restaurants make this a great neighborhood to wander.”
111 locals recommend
Park
““The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are comprised of anasazi ruins that date back 800 to 1,000 years old.””
54 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!”
80 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Fun, underground spot for delicious dinner and drinks- right downtown. A little classier joint than our other dinner recommendations.”
76 locals recommend
Auditorium
“Cool place to learn about Olympic history, and you may even see athletes working out or practicing their sport in the gyms!”
71 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A small yet mesmerizing art gallery featuring rotating exhibits as well as in house exhibits. Check their website for free days each month!”
55 locals recommend
Resort
“Iconic property with delicious food in each of their restaurants! Ask for Corner Post Meats on the menu! ”
51 locals recommend
Hotel
“It's fun to walk around the lake at this beautiful hotel. Beautiful views, fun history, coffee shops and restaurants.”
64 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Outdoor shopping with amazing views and great stores and restaurants! Bad Daddy's Burger, P.F. Chang's, Ted's Montana Grill, Biaggi's Italian Ristorante, California Pizza Kitchen, Starbucks, Apple Store, just to name a few.”
54 locals recommend
Café
“Previously a school, now a fun hangout spot. You can get great coffee and bar drinks at The Principal's Office, beers at Bristol Brewery, and great local whiskey at Axe and Oak. We recommend getting drinks and hanging out here, but checking out other great restaurants for food.”
80 locals recommend
Dentist's Office
“A great area for local restaurants, breweries, bars, and shopping. From a slice of pizza to steak houses and everything in between. ”
46 locals recommend