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Things to do in Colorado Springs

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Colorado Springs. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Colorado Springs attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Colorado Springs to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Colorado Springs.

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  • Brodeur Art Gallery

    Housed in a red-brick building in the downtown district, this contemporary art gallery displays the Impressionistic and abstract paintings of owner... More
  • Cave of the Winds

    This park near Colorado Springs allows visitors to go on adventures above or below ground. Guides lead tours into the Cave of the Winds, which is a... More
  • Downtown Bakery, Salida

    The bakery is run by the same people as Laughing Ladies Restaurant around the corner. More
  • Garden of the Gods

    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 Pi... More
  • Green Cat

    Located in a former firehouse, this fine art gallery and studio displays original pieces by owner Steph Brady and her husband Joe. Established in 2... More
  • North Cheyenne Cañon Park

    About 20 minutes southwest of Colorado Springs, this 1,600-acre park provides a variety of outdoor activities amid a largely untamed wilderness. Th... More
  • Pikes Peak

    From its summit at 14,115 feet, Pikes Peak delivers panoramic views of four states, Colorado Springs, and the mountainous Continental Divide. A 19-... More
  • Royal Gorge Bridge

    Where: Royal Gorge, Colorado, over the Arkansas River.   Stats: 1,053 feet over the gorge; 1,260 feet long.   Awe Factors: Built in 1929 in six mon... More

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