Colorado Springs sits at the foot of one of America's most famous landmarks, Pikes Peak, in south central Colorado. A major North West American ...
It wasn’t too long ago that Colorado Springs’ dining scene was comprised of a string of typical food chains and a few local diners. Today the city shines with a variety of eateries including wine bars, tapas restaurants, mountain lodges, bakery-cafes and drinking haunts.
As a world-renowned sud hub, Colorado is a great place to pull up a bar stool and enjoy traditional pub fare and beer on tap. Discover why Colorado’s is a famous craft beer centre, check out local ‘brewpubs’, and complement a local pint with tasty menu options.
Honoured on Forbes’ Travel Guide list of 2012 Five-Star winners, historic resort, The Broadmoor presents the city’s most exclusive dining options. Featuring 11 restaurants, covering everything from Five Diamond dining at the Penrose Room, to traditional American fare and wine at Charles Court, to the best steaks and seafood in town at the Tavern, to European-style light menu options at Café Julie, The Broadmoor caters for varying palates and budgets.
As Colorado’s second biggest city, Colorado Springs has a multitude of shopping destinations and marketplaces.
For a great range of unique goods on a budget head along to The American Classic Marketplace. As Colorado Springs’ largest thrift store, the marketplace houses a huge array of diverse items – including one-of-a-kind glassware, handmade crafts, records, artwork, furniture, jewellery and vintage apparel – on sale from over 400 independent dealers. Another great thrift experience is The Colorado Springs Flea Market. Held every weekend, over 500 vendors showcase their wares, in what the market describes as “garage sale heaven”.
As the name suggests, The Outlets at Castle Rock are Colorado Spring’s factory outlet Mecca. Here hundreds of discount options are on offer from great variety of brand-name merchandisers.
To experience the best in Colorado Springs’ upscale shopping, The Promenade Shops at Briargate is the place to visit. The open-air centre features national specialty retailers and independently-owned stores, housed amid interesting architecture with sensational views of Colorado.
For an all inclusive shopping experience, visit The Citadel in the city’s east. As one of the largest shopping centres in Colorado, The Citadel features over 150 specialty stores, an impressive food court and anchor stores like Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard’s and JCPenney.