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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.

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“Cozy and eclectic breakfast lunch spot. Great French onion soup. Great coffee. Worth the wait.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is our amazing pizza joint! It has everything from salads, lasagna and speciality pizza's that are to die for! We love going here for a good Italian atmosphere with a good selection of wines. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“If you want a true bar atmosphere with the best hot wings this side of the Palmer Divide, this is your joint! They offer big ol' slabs of meat you can grill yourself, burgers, bloodies, and some good whiskey! This is where we go on the weekends to catch up with our friends and blow off stress from the work week!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BEST homemade margaritas and queso blanco as well as kindness of owner and staff”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“Fabulous ice cream and light lunch options in a family friendly atmosphere. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“View and purchase art work by local artists. They have concerts, art workshops and seminars as well as the occasional theater performance.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you love schnitzel, sausage, and german beer, this is the place to go! We love coming here, chilling on the porch with our friends and taking in the view of the lake. Their food is AWESOME!! My favorite thing is the gyro and the handmade chips with parmesan sprinkled on top! Oh and the german pretzels with cheese.. YUMMY!!!!! They have lots of good eats to choose from and a family friendly atmosphere! This is also the place to rent paddle boards to use on the lake! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Biking and Walking Trail goes from Palmer Lake south through USAFA to Colorado Springs.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hands down my favorite dinner in Palmer lake and maybe even colorado springs area. Home made taste and feel. I love having date night or girls night here. Walk around the lake before or after dinner. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“They have unique gifts. Clothing, jewelry, handmade soaps. Something for everyone!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Great historical museum, open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Don't miss this and it is FREE.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“FREE, great fun to learn about the history of town. Two blocks from house below the library makes this a fun place to stop on the way to the Ice Cream Shop. Open on Saturdays and Wednesday afternoons ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Great little town library where everyone knows each other. WI-FI and great place to relax.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“We love Dex's, great food and fun atmosphere. Full Bar, Bingo and Poker nights, check out website for that schedule”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Small town atmosphere with hiking (open space), boating and great little restaurants!”
  • 10 locals recommend
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