Colorado is known for it’s wonderful weather, majestically tall mountains and the ability to please visitors from all walks of life. When you have a family it’s nice to be able to do all of your road trip without spending most of your time in the car. Colorado Springs, CO is happy to help you achieve a vacation that memories are made of and it’s easy to be able to spend a week in Colorado Springs and still not have seen it all. Below are three of our family favorite Colorado Springs attractions.
This fun filled park is made for all ages with rides to suit the kids from 2-99. Santa’s Workshop has been putting smiles on visitors faces since 1956, 364 days of the week. With over 25 rides and attractions, including Santa’s house visitors can expect to spend a solid day at Santa’s workshop. Hit up Santa’s House early in the morning to avoid long lines and then begin your visit enjoying the rides while making time to hit up the daily magic show, Elmer The Elf Show & the Chris Moose Show.
As your venturing through the park don’t forget to stop into the 6 gift shops available to mark a few people off of your Christmas shopping list. You can even make a stop at the North Pole Post Office where you can write and send a letter to friends with the postmark North Pole. Don’t forget to dip your own candle while your there!
Garden Of The Gods
Garden of the Gods will bring you to your next day of fun. This beautiful park is filled with activities and if you plan to do them all you had better schedule a couple of days. Seeing the park on horseback makes the trip a little easier but many will choose to spend the day on guided walking tours, taking in the nature talks and movies explaining how Garden of the Gods formed and don’t forget the rock climbing and segway tours. No matter how plan to enjoy Garden of the Gods it doesn’t hurt to start early and plan for lunch at the Garden of the Gods cafe and head back out in the afternoon’s beauty to continue your tour. Children between 7-12 can become Junior Rangers and learn more than a few facts about Garden of the Gods during their “training”.
Cave Of The Winds
Cave of the Winds offers guided tours taking you down into the mountain side where you will enjoy temps averaging around 60 degrees and knowing you are taking part in one of the highest cave tours in the United States at 7,000 feet. During the 45 minute Discovery Tour you will wind your way through nearly a mile of Colorado caverns, including the Majestic Hall, the Bridal Chamber and the Temple of Silence. You’ll duck under Fat Man’s Misery, marvel at geological formations like the Giant’s Bleeding Heart, and experience total cave darkness. Join us on a Discovery Tour to explore the wonders of the underground – at the top of a mountain!
After finishing your tour you can enjoy the amazing views offered the Williams Canyon Overlook and give your kids one more experience in the Time Freak and for the brave don’t forget the Bat-A-Pault. Before you leave hit up the gift shop to find a unique gift or memento from your cave tour.
Colorado Springs Is A Total Package
Vacationing in Colorado Springs, CO is easy to do with a local airport, rental car service, and over 100 hotels to make your experience one to remember. We enjoy staying at the Comfort Suites on Kelly Boulevard (hotel code CO010) because it has a water slide for the kids that guests of the hotel use for free and it’s centrally located near all of our favorite attractions.
Family Vacation Colorado Springs, CO ~ Brandy M.