We love to travel, and summer is the perfect time for doing so. As a family, we’ve come up with a “travel list”, which includes places we want to visit. I was excited to see Colorado Springs in the top 3.
Colorado Springs has always caught my eye, as it’s very family-friendly, filled with educational opportunities and overflowing with unique offerings. There’s so much to see and do, that it would be impossible to fit everything into one trip!
From toddlers to teens, there is something that each member of the family will enjoy during their time in Colorado Springs.
This is a sponsored post through a partnership with Visit Colorado Springs. All opinions are my own.
5 Things To Do In Colorado Springs With Kids
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of its kind in the United States. The zoo is home to over 800 animals and sits at an elevation of 6,800 feet.
Kids can hop aboard a carousel, get a breathtaking view in the chairlift-style Sky Ride, hand-feed the giraffes, walk around an aviary in Australia, and get hands-on with Zoo animals and learn what it’s like to work with wildlife.
The Airplane Restaurant centerpiece is a fully intact Boeing KC-97 tanker. Built in 1953, this magnificent airplane refueled aircraft throughout the world. Then, in May 2002, it began its second mission~ to be the preeminent aviation restaurant in the United States.
Forty-two passengers can actually eat in the plane of the 275-seat restaurant. Rich in aviation history, displaying 100’s of pictures, memorabilia and rare artifacts, Solo’s offers much more than great food, it offers a flight through aviation history. Treat yourself to first class and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Flight and fly onto Solo’s!
Pikes Peak is America’s Mountain and home of the Pikes Peak Highway. Pikes Peak is the 31st highest peak out of 54 Colorado peaks. It is the farthest east of the big peaks in the Rocky Mountain chain, which contributed to its early fame among explorers, pioneers and immigrants and made it the symbol of the 1859 Gold Rush to Colorado with the slogan, “Pikes Peak or Bust”.
The safe, scenic highway provides you the opportunity to enjoy Pikes Peak at your leisure. From the gateway at an elevation of 7,400 feet, you’ll encounter some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world as you wind your way through an alpine wonderland of scenic beauty, mountain reservoirs, beyond timberline, overtaking the clouds…all along the way to the 14,115 foot summit of America’s most famous mountain.
Along the way, you’ll discover three gift shops, three lakes for fishing, picnic areas, hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Stop and watch one of the “Meet the Ranger” Interpretive Programs and learn about the history, myths, flora and fauna on the mountain.
Immerse yourself in Garden of the Gods with either a quick view or a short, self-paced hike. See trails that you never knew existed while seeing some of the best views the park has to offer.
Take the kids on a trip back in time in the Geo-Trekker movie and learn how those big, red rocks got there. Once you’ve learned the park’s history, experience over 30 state-of-the-art, interactive exhibits and discover the local critters and geography that call Garden of the Gods home. Now you can head into the park as an expert.
Of course, no trip to Colorado Springs would be complete without a visit to The North Pole,
Home of Santa’s Workshop — A Christmas Themed Family Amusement Park!
This enchanted family theme park has something for every member of the family. Meet Santa Claus and his elves. Hop on the unique Christmas Tree Ride, swing through the sky on the Enterprise Space Shuttle, and enjoy a whimsical ride on the Antique Carousel. You can fly through the sky on an Aerial Tram or stay on the ground with the Miniature Train. There are more than two dozen family-friendly rides for your pleasure. You can also spend time feeding the goats and llamas or watch the magic show.