Outdoor enthusiasts, Wild West aficionados and urbanites with a penchant for the finer things will find plenty of entertainment in Colorado’s second largest city.
Stretching across the sandstone foothills of the Rocky Mountain at 1,899 metres and in the shadow of one of America’s most famous mountains, the majestic Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs is as eclectic as the people who reside there. At the Olympic City USA, adventure, history and a love for all things local meet – as well as a multitude of high-end travel selections.
Enjoy five-star resorts
Garden of the Gods Resort & Club offers modern accommodations, sumptuous cuisine, rejuvenating spa treatments and a view that will simply astound you. For a truly life-enhancing experience, book an appointment at Strata Integrated Wellness Center at Garden of the Gods for acupuncture and meridian mapping, food sensitivity testing, energy work and IV nutritional therapy.
The Broadmoor is a high-end resort with a spirit of adventure. In addition to luxury and hospitality, The Broadmoor offers unique wilderness experiences like the falconry program that lets you experience the sport of kings and enjoy an up-close encounter with their majestic birds of prey. The lesson begins at the mews where you’ll be introduced to Harris hawks, Saker falcons and a Eurasian eagle-owl. You’ll learn about the birds as well as their conservation in the wild. After the wilderness experiences, head to the spa to relax and enjoy one of the many services that celebrate the natural surroundings. Indulge in superlative fine dining at the Penrose Room at The Broadmoor, Colorado’s only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond restaurant.
Live like an Olympian
Private tours in Olympic City USA will take you “behind the curtain” for one-of-a-kind experiences and unique thrills. Schedule a private tour of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum to race against a digitised track star and walk with Team USA in the Opening Ceremonies.
Take the Gold Tour at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center. This is the most distinguished tour and is exclusive to small groups.
Adventure then relax
In late 2020, the Pikes Peak Summit House Complex will open and offer stunning views of Colorado Springs, the Rocky Mountain foothills and the sweeping plains to the east. The facility takes advantage of the inspiring views and natural beauty of Pikes Peak, also known as America’s Mountain. It’s designed so that visitors can focus on the richness and scenery of the region, with multimedia exhibits telling the story and history of the mountain.
After you hike, bike or drive up Pikes Peak, take a relaxing, cedar tub soak at SunWater Spa to rejuvenate and gaze at the beauty of the mountain from afar. The spa’s soaking tubs are filled with mineral water from the famous Seven Minute Spring – the same water that flows from Manitou’s karst aquifer. These health-giving waters filter through deep underground cracks, crevasses and rock faults, infusing the water with the health-granting minerals.
Savour the flavours
Experience the imaginative culinary creations of a celebrity chef at the eponymous downtown eatery, IV by Brother Luck. The restaurant’s cuisine is continuously influenced by four main providers who supply its ingredients: the hunter, the gatherer, the fisherman and the farmer. Owner and Chef Brother Luck appeared as a contestant on Bravo TV’s Top Chef, as well as Food Network’s Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay.
After dinner, journey down the subway steps and experience a new kind of nightlife with exotic cocktails and décor at The Rabbit Hole. Nicknamed the Wonderland of the Springs, the Rabbit Hole offers internationally and seasonally changing small plates under the haunting gaze of Phil Lear and Douglas Rouse’s artwork. Enjoy an eclectic fine dining experience seven days a week from 4pm to 1.30am.