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Old 11-19-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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that my wife and I would like to do to remember our vacation in your city, we will be there from dec 19th to jan. 5th. thanks for the help.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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1) Pikes Peak- you may not be able to drive all the way up at that time of year, but still worth it. Also try the Cog Railroad. They can go even when the road is closed.
2 Garden of the Gods- spectacular rock formations and hiking/horseback trails.
3) Seven Falls- beautiful water falls and hiking.
4) Cheyenne Mountain Zoo- Not a big zoo, but where else can you feed and pet a giraffe? Make sure you take the drive to the Will Rogers Memorial thing on the side of the mountain. Amazing views.
5) Have ice cream or lunch at the Rock House in Palmer Lake. Nice drive and cute little town.
6) Walk around Manitou Springs. Lots of little shops and eateries.
7) Tour the Air Force Academy. Make sure to visit the gift shop and museum.
I'm sure you'll get more suggestions from others here
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Pikes Peak Country Attractions

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (for sure but do that later as there's a lot of uphill walking)
I'd say Flying W Ranch but looks like they shut down the third week in December through March - bummer because it's such a corny but fun experience. It's probably better when you can go during the summer anyway.)
Pikes Peak Cog Railway. It's usually open all year IIRC but check in advance.

Hidden gems are not really all that hidden but the Air Force Academy Chapel is a site to see. Go shopping in Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Much more fun than a mall. Some good restaurants in the two areas too. Go to the Fine Arts Center and walk around and go to their cafe for a unique lunch...call ahead though for the cafe. Our Fine Arts Center is tops for a city our size.

Just a few suggestions.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:42 PM
 
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Default Ya gotta eat

Sunday Brunch at the Broadmoor - simply legendary. Oh, btw, its also a golf resort....

- Colorado Golf Vacations | Golf / U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor | Luxury Golf Resorts
- Brunch in Colorado Springs | The Broadmoor - Lake Terrace Dining Room | Dining in Colorado
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Both Seven Falls and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo have pretty spectacular lighting displays during the holidays, so I recommend doing these in the late afternoon/early evening.

The Academy Chapel and Visitor's Center is a must, as is Garden of the Gods.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Don't forget Cave of the winds. Downtown is nice. Cliff dwellings. I love this little city.

Dean
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