Everybody goes there.
But why should you?
Because mountains duh. Lol well there's more than that.
Here's where I went...
1. Fillmore Auditorium
If you're a concert junkie, definitely check out shows at the Fillmore. This place was super classy. We went to Juicy J and it was the bomb. There were fancy chandeliers and balcony seating if you prefer that over standing.
2. Garden of the Gods
I've already been to GOTG once before, but it has been a few years. First of all, I love this place because it's free. Second, it doesn't take the whole day to explore. We might've stayed for an hour or so and worked up a good sweat.
Be sure to stop at the scenic points on the side of the road! Awesome photo ops.
3. Rainbow Falls
If you don't normally talk to your friends or coworkers before you travel somewhere, you're not planning as well as you could be.
Shoutout to my friend Vanessa for telling me to look this place up. >>
We had some trouble finding the place because the park is currently closed. So, we trekked a mile up the river and eventually found it, but it was quite a hike.
After we took a bunch of pictures, a couple of cops told us we were trespassing and we left. Thankfully, without a ticket lol.
Although, I did do some research on the possibility of it re-opening, and it seems plans of painting over the graffiti are underway. :(
Downtown in Manitou Springs
I'm kicking myself because I have zero photos of downtown. But please please google this place, you will not be disappointed.
We spent two hours weaving in and out of shops. I bought this adorable long sleeve t-shirt at Mountains West for $9!
I also bought my very first bath bomb. Salus is a body care store that is devoted to selling a bunch of stuff like this! It was fun to smell and sift through everything. I snagged a bigger one so it would change the color of my bath water.
We got hungry right before we left so we stopped at Marilyn's for a slice of pizza. We each got a gigantic slice for like three bucks!
Yes, it is as cute as it sounds. This place is full of surprises. I rarely have high expectations for towns that have a population of 1,000 people.
We stayed at the Super 8, which was like a cozy log cabin.
We were only here for one night, but in the morning we went to the Blue Sky Cafe for breakfast. I believe my check was around $10 for a coffee, potatoes, eggs, bacon and toast. Not bad for a place stuck in the middle of the mountains.
One cool place I stumbled upon was the George Loop Railroad. There wasn't much going on at the Visitor Center when I rolled by, but the views were phenomenal regardless.
For the remainder of the afternoon, I worked on homework. I thought I'd check out the Historic District and grab a cup of coffee. I settled in at Kaffehuset for a few hours and then browsed a few shops.
I've always been intrigued with Cape Cod so I thought it'd be cool if I read this book cover to cover and then made it a goal to visit sometime after I finish it.
*What are your favorite places to visit in Colorado?
Travel bucket list:
Countries visited: 5
states left: 11