Perched at an elevation of 6,035 feet at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs bursts at the seams with a sense of adventure. To come here is to experience the outdoors the way nature intended 80 million years ago when the Rockies first took shape. A typical spring day is unpredictable, so layers are highly recommended. Temperatures range from 30s and snowing to 65 and sunny, even within the same week. Visitors will appreciate that the region boasts 300 days of sunshine each year making for more mild temperatures.
With over 50 area attractions, including an abundance of outdoor adventures, visitors won’t be short changed. The Broadmoor Seven Falls is one of Colorado’s most captivating natural wonders. Take in stunning vistas of verdant valleys, striking rock formations and golden prairies as you climb the challenging 224 steps to the hiking trails and the banks of glistening streams that feed Seven Falls, and its 181-foot drop of falling water. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is home to hippos and penguins via a special exhibit design that enhances their environments and supports successful breeding programs for both species. Discovery Tour at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is a perfect way to learn about the history and geology of the cave and see some of the most beautiful formations.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park , home to America’s Highest Suspension Bridge & Zip Line and the World’s Scariest Skycoaster, the park has something for everyone. Hike around Paint Mines Interpretive Park, dine and shop in historic Manitou Springs or Old Colorado City, catch a show at Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama, go on a Polaris excursion with Great Outdoors Adventures or visit the Space Foundation Discovery Center.
Travel off the beaten path for a greater sense of aventure and explore the exciting Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center for a personalized walking tour through the sanctuary, guaranteed to offer an up-close view of the beautiful, majestic and elusive wolf. Learn about Colorado’s paleontological history at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience.
A conveniently located hotel in downtown Colorado Springs, Kinship Landing was started and is run by locals. CEO and founder Bobby Mikulas has created a cozy and unique space for guests o plan and launch their adventure. With the Ultimate Hotel Takeover Package up to 125 guests can quite literally take over the entire hotel. Mikulas says, “After two plus years of travel restrictions and longing for in-person connections, we thought what better way to bring families, groups and companies together than an all-out, inclusive, curated hotel takeover experience?”
Kinship Landing’s boutique layout, complete with 34 suites and six stunning eight-bed bunkrooms, uniquely positions the htoel to accommodate groups up to 125 people who are looking for authentic, long-awaited reunions in the privacy of their own hotel. “Not only is this package a great catalyst for authentic human connection, but this experience provides the fabric of true camaraderie,” Mikulas adds. “It is important to recognize that a lot of collaboration and trust in team environments happens outside of formal training. That’s why our Takeover Package is perfect for companies, corporate teams, sports organizations, youth groups and extended families.”
Alexea Veneracion, communications manager at Visit Colorado Springs, says, “Places like Kinship Landing reinforce the connection between locals and visitors and help them feel welcomed. Based on our annual research data, we have a high percentage of repeat visitation, indicating that people enjoy their time here.”
Other options for accommodations include Royal Gorge Cabins/Tents in nearby Canon City which takes camping to the next level with an ideal balance for rustic adventurers who love the crackling of a campfire but also the comforts of a cabin. Wildwood Hotel & Casino in Cripple Creek features the highest destination for 24/7 gambling in the world; non-stop action with over 500 slot machines to choose from; and cozy accommodations with mountain views. The Broadmoor is a legendary destination resort in Colorado Springs with picturesque mountain views and luxurious accommodations that is celebrating over 100 years of indulgent services and amenities.
Visitors can choose from a wide array of dining options. Crystal Park Cantina is widely known for delicious margaritas using 100% agave tequilas and fresh juices along with local craft beers and wines. C.O.A.T.I. offers giant gourmet sandwiches on soft French rolls that are named after poplar landmarks throughout the city. Uva Wine Bar combines the passions of two wine enthusiasts. Odyssey Gastropub features hand-finished map tables that tempt you to dream your way into your next journey. Original art and other unique creations adorn the brick and plaster walls. Stellina Pizza Cafe treats its guests to handmade pasta that is stretched and produced in-house, and every dish is made from scratch daily. Savor real Spanish tapas at TAPAteria.
Although spring is an idyllic season to experience Colorado Springs, the vibrant city rolls out the red carpet to visitors 365 days a year.