This post has been sponsored by Colorado Springs CVB
Colorado Springs is a great choice when it comes to family-friendly summer travel and is filled with many adventures and activities that the entire family will love. Most families prefer activities that are geared toward the entire family, and Colorado Springs, CO is a great location to experience those activities.
Personally, when I think of Colorado Springs, I think of…
Garden of the Gods Park
the Pikes Peak region and Pikes Peak.
in addition to those enticing attractions, here are just a few fun and family-friendly activities/ideas you can do with your own children.
If you are a history buff (or not) and long for the nostalgia of the gold mining days of Cripple Creek and Victor, Colorado then you might have some knowledge of the early steam engines. What better way to see all that Cripple Creek has to offer than from the seat of a steam train. This train adventure takes an alluring scenic 4-mile roundtrip route with stunning points of interests for everyone including those photographers in your family.
Helen Hunt Falls is located in the North Cheyenne Canon Park in Colorado Springs. Waterfalls are naturally captivating and relaxing so it is no wonder families flock to it, just to get a glimpse of its wonderment. With just a short walk to the base of the falls from the Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, experiencing the falls for a family is easy.
Families will love The Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. It is a perfect opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the caves. There is so much to learn as you explore as a family. There are three cave tours to choose from, so choose the tour that is right for you and your family. If your family is a little more adventurous, the Lantern Tour is one to experience especially if you would love to see the darkest parts of the cave and love to hear ghost stories. Be sure to allow about two hours to experience the caves in full.
Who hasn’t loved the excitement of the Olympics? Even as a spectator, there is just something about the event that peaks the interests of so many. So why not visit The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, located in Colorado Springs. The center is home to a variety of sports facilities and offers support service for summer Olympic and sports such as; boxing, gymnastics to wrestling, to name a few. The center provides guided tours of the facility year-round and including a walking tour of the Complex. Expect the experience to last about an hour.
Of course, no vacation is complete without a visit to a wonderfully themed restaurant that is in the form of an airplane. In May 2002, the airplane in question became what is known as The Airplane Restaurant. The airplane is an intact Boeing KC-97 tanker that was built in 1953.
The Airplane Restaurant touts a reasonably priced menu with yummy selections from seafood, to sandwiches, to soups and more.
Have you considered visiting Colorado Springs with your own family this summer? If so, what are your Colorado Springs Vacation bucket list items?
Until Next Time!