Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is a city like no other. Combining urban attractions with mountain views and breathtaking scenery, it’s the perfect location for a honeymoon, romantic getaway, or anniversary celebration.
To make the most of your time in this stunning City, take a look at our Couple’s Guide to Colorado Springs:
- Choose the Right Accommodation
No matter how long you’re in town for, you’ll want to choose the right accommodation. Colorado hotels with hot tubs in room are perfect for romantic minibreaks but book early if you want to guarantee the best suite. You’ll find balconies with mountain views, private gardens, and a whole host of amenities, so be sure to treat yourself to a little luxury.
- Explore the Outdoors
When you’re surrounded by jaw-dropping natural beauty, exploring the outdoors is an obvious choice. From hiking in the mountains to traversing the Garden of the Gods, you’ll find endless outdoor pursuits to enjoy in Colorado Springs. With trails and excursions to suit everyone, you can explore the outdoors in your own way, at your own pace.
- Get an Aerial View
If you want to see the City from a whole new perspective, why not take a hot air balloon ride over Colorado Springs? It’s the most romantic way to travel and enjoy the scenery, which makes it a must for couples vacationing in the area.
- Walk the Royal Gorge Bridge
Voted the number one location to steal a kiss by Colorado.com, the Royal Gorge Bridge is a great attraction to explore with your other half. Be warned, however, it’s the highest suspension bridge in the U.S., so you’ll need a head for heights! Sitting 1,250 feet above the Arkansas River, it guarantees spectacular views of your surroundings.
- Enjoy a Romantic Meal
Colorado Springs is home to some spectacular restaurants, which makes it the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal. The Penrose Room, Carlos Bistro, and The Melting Pot but book in advance if you want to secure a table at one of these popular eateries.
- Take a Moonlit Stroll
Hiking by moonlit might be a little more energetic than a stroll around the neighborhood, but it’s certainly just as romantic. Most National Parks are open until 9 pm in the Winter and later in the Summer, so there’s plenty of time to explore the wilderness by moonlight. Just be sure to pack essentials and plan your route in advance.
- Climb Cheyenne Mountain
Home to the country’s only Mountain Zoo, Cheyenne is a great place to spend a romantic day. Take the chance to watch elephants in the lagoon or hand-feed the giraffes as you explore this spectacular attraction. If you’re feeling a little tired, the Mountaineer Sky Ride is an easy way to ascent and enjoy spectacular views of the City.
Enjoy Colorado Springs
With so much to see and do, it’s not surprising that Colorado Springs is so popular. For couples, the mix of natural beauty and contemporary attractions makes it the perfect location for a romantic break.
**Post contributed by travel writers, Amy and Dutch Smith, who are originally from Colorado but have called the road home in 2020.**