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Creative Colorado Springs

Creative Colorado Springs
2 days
One of the state's Certified Creative Districts, Colorado Springs packs a punch for those looking to explore the local arts scene — and perhaps contribute to it themselves!

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local: There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Day 1
Activity

Downtown Colorado Springs Art on the Streets Audio Tour

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Hear the stories about Downtown public art from artists and arts advocates themselves by using your smartphone. Download the free GPS-based app Otocast via iTunes or Google Play.
Lunch

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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The heart and soul of Oskar Blues keepin' it real in ColoRADo Springs.

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Ladyfingers Letterpress

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Letterpress cards and gifts. Do you want to learn how the Ladyfingers do it? We teach a variety of classes right here in our studio and shop to guide you through the wonderful world of letterpress... Read More
Dinner

Front Range Barbeque

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Southern barbecue, Cajun cooking, live music, craft beers on tap.

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Insider's Tip

High Praise: Front Range Barbecue has been featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives."
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Ent Center for the Arts

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Performing arts complex at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, featuring theaters, concert hall, contemporary art gallery and more. Read More
Lodging

Garden of the Gods Collection

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Perched high atop a mesa in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods Collection is a private club, luxury resort, Health & Wellness Center, & Wellness Lifestyle Community with stunning views of Pikes... Read More
Day 2
Breakfast

La Baguette

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French-inspired cuisine that is simple and elegant in Old Colorado City. Each entree is prepared from scratch daily and made from locally grown fresh ingredients, when available. Read More
Activity

Manitou Art Center

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Music, theater, pottery, printmaking and other loud, slightly dangerous and intensely messy events happen here daily. Locals and tourists alike flock to our galleries, studios, exhibition space,... Read More
Lunch

Adam's Mountain Cafe

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Adam's has been a favorite destination of locals and tourists in historic Manitou Springs for 28 years. A Full service restaurant emphasizing global cuisine based on Slow Food principles.... Read More

Activity

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

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The FAC Museum is home to spectacular galleries for the FAC's permanent collection and world-class special exhibitions. The museum's collection of over 20,000 works features masterworks by such... Read More

Dinner

Luigi's Homemade Italian Food

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Each and every item on the menu is painstakingly prepared fresh each day using only the highest quality produce, meat, oils, spices and fresh herbs available. 

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Pikes Peak Center

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The Pikes Peak Center is a quality entertainment, cultural, educational, and assembly center for the benefit of the citizens of the Pikes Peak Region. Read More
Lodging

The Antlers, A Wyndham hotel

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Located in the historically significant and trendy area of downtown Colorado Springs, the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs hotel is just 11 miles from Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS). Read More