Spring in the springs

We’re not trying to brag (yes we are), but this city is the absolute best place to be when Mother Nature dons her spring apparel — hello, we’ve even got “spring” in our name! We like to think we’re the go-to folks for all things cool here in the Pikes Peak region, so we’ve put together a 5-day Colorado Springs activity itinerary for new visitors and old friends that will help you shake off the winter blues and enjoy spring in all its glory.

day 1

Start in the Cheyenne Mountain area

Start your vacation with a mountainside view of the entire city and a walk through the Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado. 

  • Taco Express
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • Broadmoor Seven Falls​
  • Restaurant 1858
day 2

Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs

Head west for Day 2 and enjoy the world famous Garden of the Gods Park and Manitou Springs.

  • Adam’s Mountain Café
  • Academy Riding Stables​
  • Balanced Rock Café
  • Garden of the Gods Trading Post​
  • Historic Manitou Springs​
  • The Loop
day 3

Pikes Peak and some local history

Today’s the day to conquer America’s favorite mountain — Pikes Peak, plus a couple of nice chill ways to enjoy the afternoon.

  • The Exchange
  • Pikes Peak Tour by Gray Line​
  • Colorado Mountain Brewery
  • The Wild West Ghost Town Museum ​
  • Old Colorado City​
  • Front Range Barbeque
day 4

Hidden gems in Manitou Springs

The best way to get a feel for a place to enjoy the local haunts. Check out these awesome hidden gems to dig a little deeper.

  • Uncle Sam’s Pancake House’s
  • Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings​
  • Ruffrano's Hell's Kitchen Pizza
  • Miramont Castle​
  • Iron Springs Chateau​
day 5

Recess in the morning, fun learning in the afternoon

Start with one of AOW’s awesome adventures, then slow it down and take in a couple of super cool museums.

  • Mountain Shadows
  • Adventures Out West​
  • Marigold’s Café and Bakery
  • Space Foundation Discovery Center​
  • Western Museum of Mining and Industry​
  • Downtown Colorado Springs

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