Colorado Springs, CO is the second largest city in Colorado, with an estimated population of over 650,000 residents, including all the metro areas. Even with that status, Colorado Springs is small enough to maintain the feel of a community, but large enough to offer almost everything visitors might need.
Home to the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters, 21 National Olympic Governing Bodies, over 50 National Sport Organizations, the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the future U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame. , Colorado Springs is the heart of the nation’s Olympic movement, where a perpetual culture of achievement, pride and dedication sits right alongside awe-inspiring natural beauty and landmarks like Pikes Peak, Native American cliff dwellings, and the amazing natural formations found in the Garden of the Gods park as well as the Cheyenne mountain state park. Cheyenne mountain itself, is famous for housing the underground NORAD missile command center, as featured in the 80s movie War Games. You don’t have to stay outdoors though, there are museums, historical sites, the broad range of fine restaurants in Colorado Springs range from sophistication and elegance to rustic outdoor suppers, great wood-fired pizza and casual sidewalk cafes. Colorado Springs restaurants also frequently make outdoor patio alfresco dining a relaxing pastime. Be sure to check out the Airplane Restaurant as well, a genuine military cargo plane, converted into a 275 seat dining experience!