Welcome to Colorado Springs, also known as Olympic City USA. Explore Colorado Springs like never before with these top 10 downtown sights and attractions. This downtown Colorado Springs itinerary will keep you on your toes for an adventure-filled weekend in the city.

1. Hit Up a Local Coffee Shop

Grab some morning fuel from a local coffee shop in downtown Colorado Springs. Local favorites include Loyal Coffee, The Exchange, The Wild Goose Meeting House, and The Perk Downtown. Story Coffee Company is another great option. This adorable tiny house is the perfect spot to grab a quick cup of coffee and delicious homemade pastries

2. Give Rock Climbing a Try

How about a rock climbing adventure to add to your Colorado Springs itinerary? Head downtown and make your way to CityROCK Climbing Center for yoga, bouldering, and climbing competitions. If caving sparks your interest, be sure to check out the man-made cave system under CityROCK as well. Visitors can crawl through 225 feet of artificial passages with over 50 cave-like formations for an educational and exciting caving experience.

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3. Bike Your Way Through the City

Bike-sharing is the perfect addition to your afternoon adventure in Colorado Springs. Bike-sharing stations are dispersed throughout the city and can be easily accessed with a PikeRide membership. Prices range from $2 per half-hour to $10 for 24-hour passes and $90 annual passes. For indoor cycling sessions, check out Cycology Studio.

4. Discover Countless Statues and Murals

Explore the lively and colorful art scene in downtown Colorado Springs. From stained glass mosaic sculptures to street murals to outdoor art installations, you’ll find a creative mix of artwork in downtown Colorado Springs. Free one-hour walking tours are available every First Friday of each month – get all the details here.

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5. Check Out The Pioneers Museum

Experience the rich and exciting history of the Pikes Peak Region at the Pioneers Museum. Visitors can walk through a variety of displays and exhibits full of historical artifacts, photographs, pottery, and more. Admission to the museum is free with operating hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.

6. Gear Up For Your Next Adventure

Outdoor enthusiasts can find all the outdoor gear they need for their next hiking, rock and ice climbing, camping, backpacking, mountaineering, and backcountry skiing adventures at Mountain Chalet. If you’re planning on visiting popular attractions like Garden of the Gods, The Manitou Springs Incline, and Pikes Peak, stop by for some expert advice on the great outdoors.

7. Play All Your Favorite Arcade Games

Grab a beer, get competitive, and play the night away with friends at Supernova Bar and Arcade. This retro game bar will take you on a trip down memory lane with all your favorite arcade games including Pac Mac, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, Polaris, Space Invaders, and more.

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8. Explore Local Craft Beer

Are you a hop-head that loves craft beer? Lucky for you, Colorado’s craft-beer industry is booming. Have fun sharing the local love for crafty suds and hoppy flavors among all the downtown breweries including FH Beerworks, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, Iron Bird Brewing Co., Bristol Brewing Company, and many more. Here’s a quick tour we put together to hit a few of our favorites.

Photo Credit: Dangubic (iStock).
Photo Credit: Dangubic (iStock).

9. Transform Your Movie nights

For a unique movie experience, enjoy a great selection of the latest independent and foreign firm releases along with a full-service bar including liquor, beer, and wine at Kimball’s Peak Three Theatre. This old-style theater is centrally located downtown within a short walking distance of all the local shops, bars, and restaurants.

10. Enjoy a Late Night Out

Close out the night out at the Famous, a Chicago-style steak house that serves up award-winning prime steaks, fresh seafood, and handcrafted cocktails. Whether you’re an early riser or night owl, you’ll be sure to have a great time at this classic late-night piano bar.

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