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Colorado SpringsUnited States of America

This sunny mountain city offers a diverse and dramatic landscape, a wide variety of outdoor activities and a pioneer heritage to explore.

Much of the appeal of Colorado Springs lies in its scenic surroundings, which include the towering Rocky range and the unique red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods park.

A great place to start a visit to Colorado Springs is at Pikes Peak, one of the area’s most popular attractions. The famous mountain is closely linked to the nation’s early history and was a famous symbol of the 1859 gold rush to Colorado.

Hike up the popular Barr Trail to Pikes Peak’s 14,115-foot (4,302-meter) summit. Or, from March through December, catch the Pikes Peak Cog Railway for a leisurely ride to the top. After you descend the mountain, stop into the Garden of the Gods city park. This park sits at the foot of Pikes Peak and is known for its jagged red rock cliffs.

Other outdoor leisure activities include golf and white-water rafting on the nearby Arkansas River. This part of the Rockies is also home to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, a favorite destination for families.

Delve into the frontier heritage of the area at the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum or at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, both located in the city.

Finding your way around Colorado Springs is relatively simple. The city is built on a grid system, and buses and taxis are plentiful. Many visitors choose to drive, as parking and roads are good and many of the top sites, such as the Garden of the Gods, are only accessible by car.

Colorado Springs is generally mild and sunny, as the mountain range protects the city from harsh weather. However, there is still plenty to do if you need to stay indoors. Stop by the United States Air Force Academy, where you can see the striking modernist Cadet Chapel, or enjoy art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Where to stay in Colorado Springs

Downtown Colorado Springs featuring signage and a statue or sculpture

Downtown Colorado Springs

4.5/5Wonderful!(239 area reviews)

Travelers come to Downtown Colorado Springs for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Pikes Peak Center and Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum while you're in town.

Downtown Colorado Springs
Manitou Springs featuring signage and a small town or village

Manitou Springs Historic District

Manitou Springs Historic District is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Arcade Amusements and Manitou Springs Heritage Center while in the area.

Manitou Springs Historic District
Colorado Springs which includes a park, outdoor art and a fountain

Central Colorado Springs

3.5/5Good!(308 area reviews)

While visiting Central Colorado Springs, you might make a stop by sights like Pikes Peak Center and Memorial Park.

Central Colorado Springs
El Pomar Carriage Museum featuring interior views

Broadmoor

5/5Exceptional!(28 area reviews)

While visiting Broadmoor, you might make a stop by sights like Broadmoor Golf Club and World Figure Skating Museum.

Broadmoor
Focus on the Family Welcome Center showing signage

Briargate

4/5Very Good!(850 area reviews)

While visiting Briargate, you might make a stop by sights like Chapel Hills Mall and Pine Creek Golf Club.

Briargate
Old Colorado City featuring signage and street scenes

Old Colorado City

Travelers come to Old Colorado City for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Bancroft Park and Simpich Showcase Theatre while you're in town.

Old Colorado City

Top Hotels in Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort
Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort
4 out of 5
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is ¥10,916 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16

Located in Colorado Springs, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention center, 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Broadmoor World Arena, and within 6 mi (10 km) ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,186 reviews)

"Great resort, some amenities closed due to covid but great staff and great property! Will definitely go back"…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, A Dolce Resort
The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs
The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs
3.5 out of 5
8110 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,265 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in Briargate, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Chapel Hills Mall and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Adventure Golf and Batting Cages. US Air Force Academy and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,723 reviews)

"Awesome place to stay. Love the fireplace sitting area which was very nice to be able to visit with our group and not have to stay in the hotel room and sit on the bed to visit. The area is large enough for several groups. Would highly recommend The Academy hotel."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs
SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
3.5 out of 5
2850 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is ¥10,760 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

Located in Central Colorado Springs, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Broadmoor World Arena, Battlefield Colorado, and Millibo Art Theatre. Williams Fire ...

4.2/5Excellent! (844 reviews)

"I think we stayed in the new section of the hotel. Large room, very clean, redone. I think we were a little old for the hotel. lol even though I am 46 it seamed like a great place for my sons age group. It was very nice and the people were nice it just wasn't my atmosphere. Nothing wrong and I will ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Colorado Springs

Staybridge Suites Co Springs-Air Force Academy
Staybridge Suites Co Springs-Air Force Academy
3 out of 5
7130 Commerce Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is ¥13,820 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Located in Briargate, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Adventure Golf and Batting Cages and within 3 mi (5 km) of UCHealth Grandview Hospital and Pro ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (178 reviews)

"A very clean facility albeit a bit tired. Our beds had excellent mattresses and pillows. Nice outdoor pool, hot tub, basketball court and an area for grilling complete with propane grills. We had a suite that consisted of 2 bedrooms with three Queen beds. Also the couch was a hide-abed. Our room ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Staybridge Suites Co Springs-Air Force Academy
Cripple Creek Cozy Cottage for 2 With Hot Tub
Cripple Creek Cozy Cottage for 2 With Hot Tub
Cripple Creek, CO

Situated in Cripple Creek, this historic cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Outlaws & Lawmen Jail Museum, Butte Theater, and Century Casino. The Brass Ass Casino ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (83 reviews)
Dream Location

"This cabin was a dream getaway for us. The setting is beautiful, and the charming A frame has everything you need to forget the rest of the world. We saw mule deer,chipmunks, lizards,and mountain jays while relaxing on the deck area. I would happily stay here again,because the location is sublime ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Cripple Creek Cozy Cottage for 2 With Hot Tub
Cripple Creek Cabin With Fantastic Views And Hot Tub
Cripple Creek Cabin With Fantastic Views And Hot Tub
Cripple Creek, CO

Situated in Cripple Creek, this historic cabin is 6.2 mi (10 km) from Double Eagle Casino and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and Florissant ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (97 reviews)
Great place! Very relaxing

"My husband and I had a great time with our two Weims. The deck had beautiful views and the hot tub was fantastic. Would stay again for sure."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Cripple Creek Cabin With Fantastic Views And Hot Tub
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Colorado Springs

Top things to do in Colorado Springs

Reviews of Colorado Springs

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2019
5 - Excellent 53.103629668595474%
4 - Good
1429
4 - Good 37.5854813256181%
3 - Okay
292
3 - Okay 7.680168332456602%
2 - Disappointing
39
2 - Disappointing 1.0257759074171489%
1 - Terrible
23
1 - Terrible 0.6049447659126775%

4/5 - Good

Mom&3girls

Jun 8, 2020

Fun places to eat in downtown Colorado Springs. We could have eaten at the Grille but chose a little cheaper version. Visit to Royal Gorge a must.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

It just felt fake all around

5/5 - Excellent

Thor

Jun 4, 2020

Amazing time and plenty to see, even if tou just hang out in the hotel all day. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

It is a nice area to visit. Our visit was during the Covid crisis and almost no one was wearing masks so it was uncomfortable.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Beautiful beautiful city! Love the mountains

4/5 - Good

Pete

Jun 2, 2020

Nice geographical location with interesting sites to visit. We do not find the city particularly interesting.

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