For fireworks, free watermelon, and rich history, plant your flag in one of these festive July 4th towns, approved by T+L readers.
Colorado Springs Travel Guide
Articles about Colorado Springs
Get your camera ready: some of the world’s most beautiful places are best seen from a hot-air balloon.
Hotels in Colorado Springs
You’ll find inexpensive rooms and warm hospitality at this contemporary, sprawling, light-filled log cabin anchoring a 17-acre ranch. Horses and dogs are welcome.
Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Reasonably priced New American dishes (orange-roasted free-range chicken with almond quinoa, grilled portobellos with goat-cheese salsa) are the draw at the Laughing Ladies Restaurant; the owners also run the cheap and cheerful Downtown Bakery around the corner.
Things to do in Colorado Springs
A registered National Natural Landmark, the Garden of the Gods is a collection of 300-foot sandstone rock formations set in the shadow of famous Pikes Peak. The formations are more than 300 million years old and have names like the Siamese Twins, Kissing Camels, and Cathedral Spires.