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You're Going to Love Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is one of America's finest resorts. With its unique and beautiful sandstone rock formations, miles and miles of mountain trails and a galaxy of outdoor activities to enjoy, it's a place where anyone can get away from it all.

If you love fresh air and stunning scenery, Colorado Springs is ideal. Rent mountain bikes and hit the downhill trails. Go rock climbing or hiking in the Garden of the Gods. Join whitewater rafting expeditions in Echo Canyon or take the whole family horse riding.

There's also a vast choice of restaurants serving up whatever food takes your fancy. Whether you feel the need for a platter of sushi at Jun Japanese or a Mexican feast at La Unica, you'll find cuisine from all over the world in this little corner of Colorado.

So when you've tired yourself out on the trails or golf courses, you can dine in style as well. That's what makes Colorado Springs such an exceptional destination for your next vacation.

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When to Visit Colorado Springs

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Temperature is the most important factor in deciding when to visit Colorado Springs. Summer can be extremely hot, too hot for some. If extreme heat isn't your thing, consider a visit in April or May, or the fall. Both seasons offer warm weather. In the fall, you will have the added bonus of seeing gorgeous foliage in the mountains - a stunning sight. However, winter isn't a snowbound season, and hotel rates can be very low, so it's another alternative worth thinking about.

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Where to Stay in Colorado Springs

Accommodation in Colorado Springs tends to be self-contained resorts, offering facilities like spas and golf courses. Some of the most luxurious include the eco-friendly Sundance Mountain Lodge and the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, which provides gorgeous mountain views. In the center of town, check out the Crowne Plaza and the Rodeway Inn, both of which are comfortable hotels with easy access to local attractions.

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Shopping Streets

If you want to shop for Native American-influenced art and crafts products or paintings by the area's brightest talents, the best place to go is Old Colorado City in the northwest of Colorado Springs. West Colorado Avenue has most of the best stores, including boutiques like Squash Blossom and art stores like the Michael Garman Gallery. If you are looking for a conventional mall, Broadmoor Towne Center and the Citadel have everything you need.

Groceries and Other

If you need to shop for groceries during your stay, there are plenty of options, with local branches of Albertson's, King Sooper's and Trader Joes. In spring, summer and early fall, there's also a farmers' market that changes location and offers the freshest local produce around. Living costs are reasonable. Expect to pay about $2.70 for a gallon of milk and $13-14 for a good bottle of wine.

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Where to Eat in Colorado Springs

Whatever cuisine you prefer, Colorado Springs will have a restaurant for you. Jun Japanese is a fantastic sushi spot with live music events, La Unica and Pueblo Viejo are great Mexican eateries, Sheldon's is the place to head for massive breakfast platters, Pizzeria Rustica serves huge wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, while Front Range Barbeque is a first-rate BBQ and southern food restaurant. Meals won't be expensive. Expect to pay $30-40 for high-end places and less than $20 in most restaurants.

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