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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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“Absolutely spectacular. Walking and hiking trails available. You can also drive through for beautiful views!”
  • 335 locals recommend
Zoo
“One of the top 100 zoos in America. Incredible views. There is a shrine you can visit as well on the way up or down. ”
  • 141 locals recommend
Trail
“With lots of trails and natural features similar to Garden of the Gods, this hiking area has lots to offer. ”
  • 137 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Amazing views even in winter when the falls are frozen. Option to climb stairs to the top of the waterfalls or take a quick walk through the cave and take an elevator ride to the top. ”
  • 87 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!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Old Colorado City is the older downtown of Colorado Springs. Just get on Colorado and go West toward the mountains. Lots of great shops and amazing restaurants! Sometimes they also have special events. Strolling around during the Christmas season is especially fun!”
  • 114 locals recommend
Park
“The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are a group of relocated Anasazi ruined cliff dwellings and a museum located just west of Colorado Springs. The museum features displays about the lives of the ancient Anasazi, including exhibits of archaeological artifacts, tools, pottery and weapons.”
  • 56 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Don't miss the Rabbit Hole and the best bar in the Springs. Have a Cherry Limeaid for me!”
  • 83 locals recommend
Auditorium
“It is a hidden gem in Colorado Springs! Great informative tour and you can watch the athletes practicing their skills during the tour! ”
  • 69 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!”
  • 78 locals recommend
Cafe
“Nice patio - allows dogs! It's a converted school with a brewery on one side, a martini bar in another, and a whisky place downstairs. Highly recommend! ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Provides innovative, educational, and multidisciplinary arts experiences designed to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Resort
“The biggest and most historic hotel in the area. Put on comfortable shoes to visit though as it's a big place and there is lots to see. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Hotel
“Beautiful historic Hotel. A must see. Many wonderful restaurants, amazing western art collection, and many displays featuring historic material about Colorado Springs, the Penrose family, and other founders of Colorado Springs.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brewery and Restaurant, a little more upscale. Check out the upstairs for pool tables and a nice chill spot. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
University
“The Chapel is incredible and from there you can sometimes see the cadets marching. Lots of historic planes and other items to see as well in the Visitor Center. There are hikes you can take from there as well. ”
  • 50 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Don't miss the Rabbit Hole and the best bar in the Springs. Have a Cherry Limeaid for me!”
  • 83 locals recommend
Resort
“The biggest and most historic hotel in the area. Put on comfortable shoes to visit though as it's a big place and there is lots to see. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Brewery
“Brewery and Restaurant, a little more upscale. Check out the upstairs for pool tables and a nice chill spot. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Gastropub
“ Sandwiches, soups, salads, and homemade drinks this is the place for you! This little hidden place has a great atmosphere and is located downtown”
  • 52 locals recommend
Brewery
“Cool spot, with excellent beer and a really cool outdoor area. Fun, yummy glutenous food.”
  • 48 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Best Bbq in the Springs, I recommend the "sloppy pig" and getting take out as this place gets really busy. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Brewery
“The town's co-oldest brewery with a solid flagship lineup and good seasonals. Located at the Ivywild School near The Principal's Office and Axe and the Oak Distillery. Distillery 291 is across the street. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Check in on Facebook for a free drink! Highly recommend the skirt and sweet potato fries.”
  • 45 locals recommend

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