Old Colorado City is a quirky little town nestled inside of Colorado Springs and close to Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. While the town itself is relatively small, there’s plenty to do. Let’s dive in and explore all the top sights and attractions in Old Colorado City.
1. Browse Art Galleries
Old Colorado City is a must-see for art enthusiasts. From street murals to 15+ art galleries and interactive workshops, Old Colorado City offers countless options for art lovers. Get inspired while enjoying a variety of local and regional art exhibits. Visit during a First Friday event to see the art scene in full swing.
2. Shop Old Colorado City
Old Colorado City also has a bustling shopping scene. Spend the afternoon browsing jewelry, clothing, home accessories, crafts, collections, and a variety of one-of-a-kind antiques. You’ll find a number of unique shops representative of both the local culture, as well as cultures around the world.
3. Sip Hot Tea
Enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony at the Yellow Mountain Tea House. Take your pick from over 300 varieties of organic teas including green, black, white, herbal, oolong, and pu-erch. There’s also a Dim Sum menu including Chinese dumplings, steamed bums, xiao long bao, rice pearl meatball, summer rolls, and fried rice cakes. Stop by and find your perfect blend!
4. Shop the Farmers Market
Beyond the local sights and attractions, Old Colorado City is known for its bustling outdoor farmers market stocked with local produce and goods. Shop fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, art, and jewelry during the summer months.
5. Experience the Taste of Authentic Italian Cuisine
Paravicini’s Italian Bistro offers a true taste of authentic and delicious Italian cuisine in a romantic setting. Popular dishes include the eggplant fries, prosciutto wrapped cod, and the chicken parmigiana. Check out upstairs, too. Their sister restaurant, Sopra Antipasto & Wine Bar, offers over 100 wines by the bottle, cocktails, and shared plates.
6. Enjoy Live Music Venues
If you’re looking to catch some live tunes in Old Colorado City, you’ll find a number of great venues including Front Range BBQ, Jives Coffee Lounge, Alchemy, and The Loft Music Venue. Grab your friends for a night of entertainment and dancing.
7. Have Brunch Under the Sun
Have brunch on the patio while enjoying the beautiful outdoor setting in Colorado. Bon Ton’s Cafe serves up all your favorite brunch dishes including egg scramblers, breakfast burritos, pancakes, stuffed french toast, eggs Benedict, and a variety of local specials. Whether you prefer sweet or savory, there’s something for everyone at this go-to brunch spot.
8. Relax and Enjoy Wine
Treat yourself to an afternoon glass of wine at The Sweet Elephant at Vino Colorado Winery. This charming winery offers a laid-back setting Old Colorado City with over 22 varieties of wine, ranging from fully body reds to refreshing whites and seasonal blends.
9. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Get your sugar fix at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Old Colorado City. Discover a variety of sweet and satisfying treats including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramels, caramel apples, fudge, truffles, and nutty confections.
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