3 Days of family fun!
3 Days of family fun
There’s so much to do in the Pikes Peak region, how on earth do you make the most of the time you have here? That’s why we’re here! We’ve put together a few of our favorites that are sure to make their eyes pop and create amazing memories of family fun.
Start the day off right
We recommend you and the family fuel up for a big day of fun. If you’re coming from a lower elevation, be sure you get some protein in your system and plenty of water. Keeping track of your hydration and blood sugar will keep you feeling your best throughout the day.
North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Perfect start to a magical vacation
Remember the magic you felt on Christmas morning as a child? Everyday is that magical at the North Pole, and you can feel it all again as you experience Santa’s Workshop through their eyes. The wonder, the joy, and the HOURS of family fun to be had, have made this a favorite for generations! With amusement rides for the very young to those who are just young at heart, magic shows, an arcade, charming shops, deer that eat right out of your hand, and of course the big guy himself.
Local’s Tip: Don’t forget to cover your 4 basic food groups: ice cream, cotton candy, funnel cakes, and Jelly Bellies.
Time allowance: 5-6 hours
Lunch that hits the spot
There’s no need to leave Santa’s Village when the troops are ready to eat. Grab burgers at the snack bar or enjoy your own picnic in their picnic area. Be sure to save room for ice cream. There’s always room for dessert!
Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Enjoy the sense of aaahhhhh
Secretly, this one is really for mom, but the kids will have so much fun looking at all the cool stuff and playing in the backyard, they’ll never suspect. Send the kids to the arcade, and enjoy some quality time in the art gallery. The Trading Post is one of the oldest and largest gift shops in the state, so their selection is amazing and their prices are even better! Whether you’re looking for something little to take the neighbor, or something curated perfectly for your home, this is the place to find it.
Local’s Tip: Feeling really decadent? Do your shopping with a glass of wine or local craft beer in hand. You’ve earned it!
Time allowance: 1-2 hours
Chances are good you all enjoyed more than your share of sugar today. Check out Adam’s Mountain Cafe for some great locally sourced “slow food.” You’ll feel way better, and ready to tackle another day.
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