Ready, Set, Spring(s) things to do
So, we are still getting snow here in Colorado Springs. But today (March 25) was the kind of gorgeous spring weather that had us wanting to spend the entire day outside. It inspired us to update our list of fun things to do here in the Springs in the SPRING!
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Located at the Lake Terrace Dining Room on the property of the famous Broadmoor, this can be a fun outdoor Sunday activity for the entire family. Adults are $65 a plate for the Champagne Brunch and children under 10 are $17 a plate. But when I say all you can eat, I mean ALL you can eat of some of the most delicious food in Colorado Springs. Visiting the Broadmoor is an event in itself and it’s a must see in the spring. Be sure to take a stroll around the grounds after your meal. Note: stay tuned to the Broadmoor’s website for information on when the Sunday brunch will re-open to the public. It has been limited to hotel guests and Golf Club Members during the pandemic.
This outdoor activity is affordable and fun for everyone. You can tour the beautiful Air Force Academy property on horseback during the warmer months. Guided tours with a professional are available. Or if you’re a pro yourself, you can take the horses out onto the trails alone for a peaceful ride.
Located just a few miles west of downtown, Manitou Springs offers exploration right around the corner. There are beautiful stops through Manitou that offer water directly from mineral springs. If you’re feeling fancy, we love SunWater Spa. They offer mineral water soaking tubs, yoga, massages, and all kinds of spa treatments. The best part? The mineral soaking tubs are outside with a GREAT view of the Rocky Mountains.
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Ranked Number 4 in the USA Today fan poll of North America’s best zoos, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is incredibly scenic. On a clear day, you can practically see to Kansas! Memberships are also usually on sale in early spring. We highly recommend investing in a membership so you can visit all summer long!
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Okay, no one wants to think about snow in April. But we are at 6,500 feet and right next to the mountains, so we tend to get a lot of snow in the spring (mixed in with plenty of beautifully warm days!). Great Wolf Lodge is an awesome getaway for a stay-cation in Colorado Springs, especially during a spring snow. It features a spa, fun guest rooms, and a HUGE indoor water park with activities for kids of all ages.
For just $10, the outdoor cliff dwellings are a historic location along the Rockies that offer exploration, a gift shop, and a museum. These cliff dwellings are a representation of the homes the first settlers and Native Americans would have lived in. So cool!
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The high flying fun is never ending at the Cave of the Winds. This destination is fun for adults and kids alike. Cave of the Winds offers fun outdoor activities and exploration. A “bat-a-pult”, Wind Walker Challenge Course, Terror-Dactyl, Cliff Hanging climber wall, panning for gemstones, and restaurants and shopping just to name a few things! You have to check this place out in the spring time.
This seems like a no brainier in Colorado Springs. But if you’re new to hiking or just need a new trail to check out, our 10 Easy Hiking Trails post is a great place to start planning. Keep in mind that spring trails can often be muddy. It might be tempting to avoid the mud and walk to the side, but remember to stay on the trails to prevent erosion!
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One of the best things about living in Colorado Springs is the multitude of wonderful parks we have. What’s more fun that packing a picnic and eating outside on a beautiful spring day? Check out our Parks in Colorado Springs post for a list of state and city parks in our area.
There are many opportunities near Colorado Springs to enjoy the beautiful weather and indulge your spring fever. What your favorite outdoor activities and things to do in Colorado Springs?
Here are a few more favorites from our friends and family:
Also look at these other blog posts from the past for more Spring ideas:
- Five parks to visit
- Things to Do in Colorado Springs
- Cool down after your day in one of our microbreweries
- Or check out these must visit restaurants
- And don’t forget to get your spring cleaning in