Colorado Springs is a vibrant city with a plethora of recreational activities to explore. From outdoor activities such as cycling, fishing, golf, horseback riding, and rock climbing to cultural events like the Colorado College Summer Music Festival and Colorado Springs Comic Con, there is something for everyone. Manitou Slope, parks, and 26 trails provide comprehensive services to the residents of Colorado Springs. The city also boasts of the tallest buildings in the Pikes Peak region and a host of other attractions like the Garden of the Gods park, a national natural monument, and Jake & Telly's Greek Taverna.
The Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is responsible for providing and managing trails, open spaces, parks and recreational areas, cultural and historic resources, urban forests, recreational opportunities for youth, adolescents, adults and the elderly; and services that improve the quality of life and enhance the image of the city. The city hosts several annual events that are popular among locals and tourists alike. The Colorado College Summer Music Festival is an annual three-week chamber and orchestral music festival that features classically trained musicians from around the world. The Colorado Springs Comic Con is an annual 3-day festival for lovers of anime, cosplay, science fiction, video games, pop culture and comics.
The Colorado Beer Festival celebrates Colorado's mission to be the best brewing state in the country. The Colorado Springs Record Show is a great event for music and vinyl lovers with more than 40 tables and 30 vendors selling records, CDs, tapes, 8 songs, souvenirs, posters etc. The CoLoDo Adventure Hostel is open to guests over 18 years old with a maximum stay of 14 days a year. It is located in northeastern Colorado Springs and has private rooms and shared dorms. The Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony is an annual celebration of the athletes, teams, coaches and collaborators who have left their mark on the community.
The Springs Beer Festival is an afternoon of craft beer, food vendors, and live music at America's The Beautiful Park held every summer. The Colorado Country Holiday Gift Expo is held over two weekends at the Colorado Springs Event Center in mid-November. Great Wolf Lodge Water Park offers fun all day at its indoor water park as well as other activities. Visitors can also take a drive or hike in the Garden of the Gods park or rock climb in Monument Valley Park. Jake & Telly's Greek Taverna is a family restaurant in Old Colorado with a huge menu of authentic Greek dishes and a fully stocked bar. Colorado Springs has something for everyone when it comes to recreational activities.
Whether you're looking for outdoor adventures or cultural events to attend, there are plenty of options to choose from. So come explore all that this vibrant city has to offer!.