Stay 20 minutes from the Garden of the Gods
Business travelers are a short walk or drive from major corporate offices, and families appreciate proximity to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and baseball at Security Service Field. Want to feel like a kid again? Head to the North Pole to ride more than two dozen Christmas-themed rides.
- Security Service Field (7.2 miles)
Enjoy a refreshing beer and a ballpark hot dog while you watch minor league baseball’s Sky Sox, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Phone: +1 (719) 597-1449
- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (10.1 miles)
America’s only mountain zoo features the largest herd of giraffes in the world. Take your visit to the next level by boarding the Mountaineer Sky Ride and getting an aerial view of the park.
Phone: +1 (719) 633-9925
- North Pole (17.3 miles)
Celebrate the Christmas spirit at this holiday-themed amusement park, open seasonally. Step into Santa’s house or ride his sleigh to feel as jolly as a kid on Christmas morning.
Phone: +1 (719) 684-9432
- Seven Falls (9.1 miles)
Known as the “Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” Seven Falls is a series of majestic waterfalls between the Pillars of Hercules in South Cheyenne Cañon.
Phone: +1 (719) 476-6708
- Garden of the Gods (12 miles)
Discover the best views of this 1,340-acre, free city park by climbing the magnificent red-sandstone rock formations or hiking the trails.
Phone: +1 (719) 634-6666
- Manitou Springs (12.8 miles)
A day in Manitou Springs can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you want it to be. From horseback rides to spa treatments, any activity is more fun in the mountains.
Phone: +1 (719) 685-5089
- Cave of the Winds (13.7 miles)
Use the light of your lantern to journey through twisting corridors, or put on a harness to soar above the cave on a two-way zip line.
Phone: +1 (719) 685-5444
- Pikes Peak (17.7 miles)
Whether you’re an experienced outdoors enthusiast or a greenhorn, you can find challenging hiking and biking at this 14,115-foot-high peak. If you have time, catch a ride on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
Phone: +1 (800) 525-2250
- Royal Gorge Bridge & Park (60.4 miles)
While many walk across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, only the very brave look down at the Arkansas River more than 1,000 feet below. For an even greater thrill, go bungee jumping off the bridge.
Phone: +1 (719) 275-7507
Shopping and entertainment
- Downtown Colorado Springs (5 miles)
With fine dining, art galleries, food trucks and street vendors, Downtown Colorado Springs offers an eclectic culture that will keep you coming back for new experiences.
- The Broadmoor World Arena (6.5 miles)
Hockey fans can see the Colorado College Tigers play on their home ice. You can also attend performances by symphony orchestras, pop sensations and everything in between.
Phone: +1 (719) 477-2121
- Old Colorado City (9 miles)
Colorado’s first capital city, this town maintains its historic charm with quaint shops and a variety of local events.
Phone: +1 (719) 636-1225
Other points of interest
- Olympic Training Center (5.7 miles)
The U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the headquarters for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the flagship facility for Olympic Training Center programs.
Phone: +1 (719) 866-4618
- Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (6.6 miles)
Enhance your appreciation for Colorado at this museum with more than 40,000 artifacts. See everything from pottery to Native American tools, and then picnic in Alamo Square park after your tour.
Phone: +1 (719) 385-5990
- United States Air Force Academy (16.3 miles)
About 1,000 cadets graduate each year from this military academy, where they are graded on their academic achievements, physical abilities and character.
Phone: +1 (719) 333-2025
Exit the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) and turn right onto Powers Boulevard. Turn right onto Fountain Boulevard, and then take a left onto Newport Road.