Colorado Springs Vacations
Nearly all Colorado Springs vacations involve nature. Start by visiting the Garden of the Gods, a series of stunning sandstone formations. Then if you're feeling it, trek up Pikes Peak for breathtaking views. If you're an animal lover, you'll enjoy the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo; if you like rodeo, head to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. The United States Air Force Academy is located here--that comes sights like the National Museum of World War II Aviation. The Ghost Town Museum is one-of-a-kind and worth a visit as well. Note that many attractions here are scattered, so it helps to book a car rental in Colorado Springs.
Recurring Festivals and Events
The Canon City Music and Blossom Festival in May, Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo in July, and the Greek Festival in August are some of the many events going on throughout the year. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb--the nation's second-oldest wild motorsports race--is intense, and Territory Days on Memorial Day weekend is a great cultural celebration.
With so much to explore, you are advised to start planning early. Look for hotel deals in Colorado Springs on Travelocity. If you're flying into town, save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time with one of Travelocity's Colorado Springs packages.