The dignified Rocky Mountains tower over the city from a distance, casting a shadow so vast and powerful you might just get lost in it. Meanwhile, the craggy summit begs for you to search your soul for its desires and dream of the future. Indeed, Pikes Peak sings to your heart, and you understand how it inspired the patriotic lyrics of “America the Beautiful.” Purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain are as blissful as you always believed them to be. Colorado Springs may be only the second-largest city in Colorado, but it occupies the largest part of your mountain-loving heart.
City parks and rocky trails abound in Colorado Springs, making it a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts from around the country. You may not have seen it raining fire in the sky, but you won’t leave without experiencing the Rocky Mountain high John Denver crooned about. You’re never far from the stunning wilderness when you stay at downtown Colorado Springs hotels, such as the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs. At the end of a long day of exploration, pull up a stool and shoot the mile-high breeze with a local.
Music is a big part of the nightlife in Colorado Springs. No, you may not find the glitzy clubs of Las Vegas here, but the dueling pianos at The Mezzanine will do just fine. Wanting to earn your badge in craft brew identification, you might stumble into Triple S Brewing Company. Let the friendly staff serve you their best pint, and stay for a craft soda once the menu begins to blur. Meanwhile, the city’s jolliest Irish pub is Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, which is sure to inspire your next limerick.
Grab tapas at Nosh, sink your teeth into creamy tableside guacamole at the Sonterra Innovative Southwest Grill, or have classic American fare at Bingo Burger. When you’re downtown, a bite worth writing home about is never far. One night during your stay, a splurge on fine dining will seem most appropriate. As you fasten the buckle on your new designer shoes and perfectly part your hair, you breathe a sigh of contentment. A few minutes later, when you’re being seated at The Famous Steak House or MacKenzie’s Chop House, a wave of bliss will wash over you. Or maybe that’s just the wine; you don’t mind either way.
Slide into one of our downtown Colorado Springs rentals, and Greater CO is at your fingertips. The bounty of mountain terrain will awaken your inner mountaineer, and the vistas that abound a renewed love of photography. You can kayak in a river, bike through the rocky terrain, and let your heart become full the generous supplies of sunshine. Book Colorado Springs downtown hotels like the Cheyenne Mountain Resort with Travelocity, and you always have a safe haven to return to.