So glad you are coming here! We have lived in the springs for 2 years now and love it!!! I personally think it beats out Boulder in beauty.
Here are some suggestions for restaurants in the area that are vegan friendly:
Adam's Mountain Cafe, Poor Richard's, Rasta Pasta, Trinity Brewhouse, Little Nepal, Wild Ginger, Naturally's Cafe. If you go to Denver at all Watercourse is amazing!
As for things to do:
Garden of the Gods is a must..so is Cheyenne Canyon and Seven Falls, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Downtown Colorado Springs shops, Manitou Springs (a must if you want to see a more bohemian, artsy community near COS--also try to the infamous incline if you want a challenge), The Broadmoor hotel for drinks at the lake, there's both a wildcat and a wolf sanctuary nearby that we recommend, Cave of the Winds didn't rate high for us--but the views from up there are some of the best, check coloradosprings.com for events that are happening the week that you are here...
For trips a little further away-- Denver is 1 hour north, Boulder is 2 hours north. There's a farm animal sanctuary an hour east of Denver. Royal Gorge is a little over an hour. Rafting, kayaking, and ziplining are all in that area as well. Taos, New Mexico is less than 4 hours away (same direction as Royal Gorge)if you want to visit another state with a strong native american feel.
Let me know if there's any other info you need. I'd love to help you guys out! You're going to love it here.
Thank you so much for this info! We really appreciate it. I am so excited about our vacation. I cannot wait!!!!
I have been looking for vegan friendly restaurants, so I'm so glad you could recommend some. That's awesome! We have been talking about going to an animal sanctuary...I had no idea we would be close to so 3 of them. That's awesome.
Manitou Springs sounds like our style so we will definitely check that out.
I dont' think we will want to leave ;)
Thanks again for you help. This will really help us planning our trip!! I will let you know how our trip goes.
Glad you're coming to Colorado. www.vegancoloradical.com is a great site with helpful info. too. Boulder is amazing, but is definitely a drive from the Springs. They have lots of vegan options and just opened Native Foods, a completely vegan restaurant. I haven't been but have heard great things. Water Course foods is a lot of fun as well in Denver.
I love Natural Grocers to get quick lunches and snacks and they have locations everywhere.
Thanks, Stephany. This is great! I am going to check out that website right now. I've heard wonderful things about Boulder, I just can't wait to go. I'm sure it will be the drive :) We will definitely check out Natural Grocers for snacks.
Farm sanctuary web address. They don't have "visitor hours" so you will need to email them to set up a visit.
Colorado is amazing. If you get a chance to visit Red Rocks Ampitheater it is mind blowing. You can just go check it out, it's open all the time to people who just want to climb the stands, no purchasing concert tickets necessary. Bonus if you can catch someone you really want to see (Fleetwood Mac)!
Lovely tourist place for outting.When you and your family outddoor.Then you need to get good outdoor clothes for child .it is best that they wear clothes that are suitable for wearing outdoors. While, indulging in activities such as skiing, hiking, ice-skating, etc, it is best that appropriate clothing is worn. Various types of clothing are available in the kids' stores that are very durable also, when playing outdoors.
There are many places where you can go and eat during your visit at there. Royal Gorge is a little over an hour. Rafting, kayaking, and ziplining are all in that area as well. Taos, New Mexico is less than 4 hours away if you want to visit another state with a strong native american feel.
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