(Closed) Honeymoon Help – visiting Colorado from Australia, advice appreciated!

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 31
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Brickette:  Great choice! You might want to consider seeing Mueller State Park instead, which is only about 30-40 minutes from where you will be staying. It is equally beautiful and easy to get to. You could also stop at the Molly Kathleen Gold Mine (if you aren’t claustrophobic) which is a really cool actual underground gold mine. 

Because C-Springs will be your home base, I would recommend the following:

  • Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
  • Manitou Springs Penny Arcade (super close to Old Colorado City) & Adam’s Mountain Cafe
  • Cave of the Winds (near Old Colorado City)
  • Bishop’s Castle (near Canon City) & The Abbey (very old winery)
  • A Day trip to Denver–lots of museums, downtown area
Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I prefer the country in Colorado. I was bored out of my mind in Denver.

One little gem I would suggest: Manitou Springs and it’s penny arcade! Super fun and so charming πŸ™‚

Edit: Looking back, a couple of people already suggested Manitou, so even more of a reason to go!

Post # 35
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  • Wedding: March 2015

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Brickette:  I don’t know anything about climbing Pikes Peak, but you can drive all the way to the top πŸ™‚

Post # 37
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Honey bee

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Brickette:  you can either drive up Pikes Peak or ride the cog railway up and back. It’s a bit pricey, but I hear it’s a great experience. 

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Pikes Peak is driveable (lots of switchbacks though, so be careful)-but all or parts of it may be closed in November due to snow. Hiking Pikes Peak is typically reserved for experienced, as well as people that are used to the altitude (you get less oxygen here), so you’ll get winded faster.

Post # 40
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Honey bee

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Brickette:  definitely use Uber, it’s cheaper. 

I would recommend:

  • Bingo Burger or Skirted Heifer (downtown)
  • Adams Mountain Cafe or the Loop (Manitou)
  • Jack Quinn’s Pub (downtown)
  • Ivywild-Britstol Brewery (inside an old school) south of downtown
  • Colorado Mountain Brewery (near Old Colorado City)
  • Front Range BBQ (Old Colorado City)
  • King’s Chef Diner for breakfast (downtown)

Hope this helps!

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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Brickette:  If you like quirky & unexpected places, I’d recommend Shuga’s and The Rabbit Hole. Both downtown. Manitou Springs also has cute bars like Swirl and the wine cellar at Mona Lisa’s.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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Brickette:  Oh, and if you like coffee/tea, definitely go to Jives in Old Colorado City!!! They have adorable mugs & a giant checkers game!!

Post # 45
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  • Wedding: January 2017

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Brickette :  Yayyy!!! Where all did you visit in Colorado? What was a favorite thing you did?

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