10 Things to Do This Summer in Colorado Springs

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It’s hard to believe school is out for the summer in 2 short weeks!  The weather is finally cooperating and it’s time to start making a summer bucket list for the family! Colorado Springs has so much to offer, and lots of fun places to visit.  Here’s a list of fun summer activities to help you get started!

 

 

 

 

  1. Sign up for a Summer Camp! We have some great options that are highly recommended by 719 moms.com! Check out our list here.
  2. We have some pretty great parks and playgrounds in the Colorado Springs area! Visit a local park for a nature walk, picnic, bird watching or many other fun activities! Click here to find an El Paso County Park near you or click here for a list of amazing playgrounds in Colorado that kids will love!
  3. Cool down with some water fun! Click here for a great list of public fountains and splash pads in the Colorado Springs area. We also have a list of fun water parks to visit in Colorado HERE AND Colorado is home to many beaches as well.  Check out our list here.
  4. Enroll in a summer reading program at your local library. One mom said her goal is to visit all of the libraries in Colorado Springs. Click here to learn more about the Pikes Peak Libraries.
  5. Create your own stamp and go Letterboxing! “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and post clues to finding the box online on one of several Web sites. However, clues to finding some of the most highly-sought boxes are passed around by word of mouth. There are about 20,000 letterboxes hidden in North America alone. Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book, an often hand-carved rubber stamp and may contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox’s logbook .
  6. Cheer on the Sky Sox, Colorado Springs’ minor league baseball team. They have some great deals like Kids eat FREE on Mondays and $2 Tuesdays. Click here for more information.
  7. Visit a Museum. Keep the kids’ brains turning with a fun trip to a local museum. The Pioneer Museum is free and they have a fun scavenger hunt for the kids. The US Olympic Training Center is one way to spark the fire in your budding Olympian. They have free tours year round. Learn all about money at the Money Museum here in Colorado Springs, kids under 12 are free.
  8. Visit a local farm! Rock Ledge Ranch is a living history farm and ranch that shows us what life was like here in our area throughout four different time periods. Venetucci Farm is an active working farm. They sell their produce and eggs on Saturdays.
  9. Visit a Farmer’s Market. This is a great way to support local farms and buy locally grown food. There are usually lots of homemade and homegrown items to buy. Farmer’s Market schedule will be out soon!
  10. Take in a movie under the stars with Pictures on the Promenade. The Shops at Briargate offer an outdoor summer movie series. They invite you to bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a family-friendly movie for free.

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