Just a short drive from the Pikes Peak region, Colorado Springs offers couples some amazing options for weekend getaways. Whether you plan to hike the peaks or explore other attractions in the city, you can enjoy a few adventurous days and nights in this classic area. Just over an hour from Denver and around two hours from Boulder, this mountainous region will act as the perfect location for the relaxing romantic getaway you have been searching for.
If you only have a weekend in Colorado Springs, you’ll want to make the most of your time. With so many different attractions and things to do, you and your lover might be happiest by mixing it up a little and with various activities. Plan to spend some time outdoors exploring the rugged wilderness, but also make sure you add some cultural attractions to your itinerary.
Let’s review our 5 favorite things to do after going over a few tips on finding the perfect rental.
Colorado Springs Romantic Rentals
When romance is in the air, Colorado Springs is definitely an idyllic spot to enjoy it. A number of accommodations in the area offer ongoing vacation packages that provide much more than just lodging.
Package or Rental?
Packages vary throughout the year, but you may luck out and find deals that include romantic lodging, champagne, dining credits at area restaurants, passes to local entertainment venues, and spa retreats for two. Property management companies often offer these vacation packages in conjunction with vacation unit rentals. If you don’t see packages listed on websites or on social media feeds, ask about availability over the phone or by email. You might also find vacation package opportunities if you reserve a specific number of nights at a vacation rental.
Looking to rent a nice place for the weekend and figure it out on your own? No problem on that front! Colorado Springs has a ton of awesome rentals waiting to welcome you for a great romantic getaway. Head over to a wine store, grab a bottle of champagne and get your weekend started.
Garden of the Gods
A fantastic romantic activity we like to start within Colorado Springs is heading over to Garden of the Gods. Check out the awesome trails of this exciting 1300 acre sandstone rock park. Enjoy rock climbing, bike trails, hiking, and even horseback riding! Let’s be honest, is there anything more romantic than surprising your loved one with an afternoon spent riding a horse?
Drive time from Colorado Springs: 15 minutes
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
While this location is a hop skip out of Colorado Springs, we decided that the epic views belong on this list. Here you’ll find the country’s highest suspension bridge, which isn’t for the faint of heart. If you dare, the two of you can step out onto the bridge to stand a whopping 956 feet high above the Arkansas River. This attraction offers an amazing spot to capture a kiss for posterity. Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is open 7 days a week and tickets cost $24.
Drive time from Colorado Springs: 1 hour and 15 minutes
View Colorado Springs from the Air
We know horseback riding is a great romantic activity but checking out the majesty of Pikes Peak and Royal Gorge from high up on a helicopter tour takes things to the next level. Nestled together in the aircraft, you’ll be making magical memories together while enjoying breathtaking views of the countryside. Colorado Vertical also offers a proposal package if you are thinking of a way to pop the special question while on this romantic trip.
Hot Air Balloon
Helicopter tours are not the only way to view Colorado Springs from the bird’s eye perspective. We also love to recommend ascending in a hot air balloon above Colorado Springs. Try a champagne flight to enjoy the views of Pikes Peak by air. Flights go up at both sunrise and sunset, so choose your time and enjoy the ride. Seriously, what is more romantic than a hot air balloon ride in one of the most beautiful areas in the US?
Drive time from Colorado Springs: 8 minutes
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
If you’re looking for something a bit quieter, you could try a leisurely stroll through the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, which is located on the Colorado College campus. Museum exhibits rotate regularly to keep things fresh and interesting. You might even reserve spots in an educational museum course to learn the basics of ceramics, sculpting, photography, and other art forms. Spending the day taking a course on arts or just viewing the beautiful exhibits before a nice dinner is a great activity for your special trip.
Drive time from Colorado Springs: 5 minutes
Visit a Winery
The Colorado Springs area is home to a few wineries. Enjoying a winery tour and tasting with your significant other is one of our favorite romantic things to do no matter where we are visiting. Some wineries allow you to explore the grounds to see where and how the grapes grow and to take in breathtaking views. The on-site tasting rooms usually keep daily hours, and local wine experts can take you through a flight tasting of a winery’s finest offerings. In some cases, you can also partake of snacks while you sit for a spell in the garden or tasting room. Don’t miss the peaceful beauty of the Colorado Springs countryside while you sip.
Drive time from Colorado Springs: Within 15 minute
A Lovers Trip to Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs has much to offer couples looking for a spot to visit together. Whatever your idea of romance, you can make it happen in this pastoral wilderness area. The wide array of cultural attractions, restaurants, wineries, pubs, and galleries also helps you keep things exciting. Find a romantic vacation rental for two and then get ready to settle in for a delightful getaway.