• Colorado Springs Offers New Options for 2018

     
    POSTED September 24, 2018
     

    Destination Spotlight

  • Colorado Springs Offers New Options for 2018

     
    POSTED September 24, 2018
     

    Destination Spotlight

  • Colorado Springs Offers New Options for 2018

     
    POSTED September 24, 2018
     

    Destination Spotlight

Colorado Spings is home to more than 55 attractions and activities, including the iconic Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Park. Take a look at what’s new for groups to enjoy in Colorado’s second largest city. visitcos.com

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park’s Via Ferrata – One of the Colorado Springs area’s oldest attractions has added a via ferrata rock-side climbing path that consists of metal rungs connected to a secure harness. The course ends with two zip lines. caveofthewinds.com

DroneSpace –This 12,000-square-foot indoor facility has a large dedicated race track, racing drone shop and spacious lounge. Drone pilots wear goggles so they can look through the “cockpit” of the racing drone as they fly the course. dronespace.org

Dragonfly Stand Up Paddle Board Glowga – This 60-minute paddleboard class has been timed to experience Colorado’s setting sun alongside paddle yoga practice on Quail Lake. Boards are illuminated with colorful LED lights. dragonflypaddleyoga.com

Ent Center for the Arts – Year-round music and performances are planned for this new 92,000-square-foot facility at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. A 774-seat concert hall, 245-seat recital hall, Gallery of Contemporary Art, theaters, a recording studio and audio laboratory are among the highlights. uccs.edu/entcenter

Trail’s End Taproom – Forty beers are on tap in this first self-pour taproom in Colorado. Guests pay by the ounce, and 100 percent of tips are donated to local trail and humanitarian nonprofits. trailsendtaproom.com

Pikes Peak Lemonade Company – For something completely different, head to a lemonade tap room where organic lemons and limes, organic cane sugar and filtered water are combined with lavender, hibiscus, jalapeño and a variety of other fresh ingredients. pikespeaklemonade.com 

Crafts and Drafts Passport – From microbreweries to moonshine, visitors can sip and savor their way through the area using a downloadable Crafts & Drafts Passport featuring 24 libation and coffee locations. visitcos.com

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.

 

The City of Arlington has had several reimaginations over the years. It was a frontier outpost and the site of the historic Battle of Village Creek. Thanks to its rich soil fed by the waters of Trinity River and its proximity to the Texas and Pacific Railway, it was an agricultural center and market town for neighboring farms. And, most surprising of all, it was once the largest gambling destination in the country, drawing the famous and infamous, including Clark Gable, Mae West, Al Capone, and Bonnie and Clyde.

 

For groups meeting south of the border, the Forbes Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal offers a peaceful backdrop for the ultimate seaside retreat.