Why not start your vacation is style by enjoying a scenic and atmospheric sunrise hot air balloon flight across the beautiful mountain valleys of Colorado? Life Cycle Balloons can organize hot air balloon rides from two central Colorado locations including from the beautiful South Park, which is a stunning mountain valley just 55 miles away from Colorado Springs. Booking at the start of your vacation means that you can always reschedule if need be if the weather is inclement! This is a wonderful way to see this truly beautiful part of the country at its very best. Life Cycle Balloons is dedicated to ensuring you have the best possible hot air balloon experience. Balloon flights start just after sunrise, and once your balloon is set up, you then enjoy at least an hour flight in this spectacular Colorado mountain valley. After your flight Life Cycle Balloons offers a special champagne toast and picnic style brunch, an after flight celebration in true ballooning tradition. If you’re looking for an unusual way to propose to your significant other, or simply want to organize something special to round of a wonderful vacation then there is no better experience than taking flight in a hot air balloon. Why not book today and experience the spectacle for yourself? Life Cycle Balloons hosts two summer events in South Park; the Fathers Day Flyout over Fathers Day weekend in June and the Umteenth Annual South Park End of Summer Flyout Flight the third weekend of August where special pricing on balloon flights is offered.
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Vacation Guide: Top Things to do in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is a widely popular vacation destination, particularly for those who enjoy spending their vacation time in the great outdoors. The city is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, one of the most famous American mountains which stands at over 8,000ft above the city and is an all year round destination for hikers, mountain bikers, fishers and other outdoors enthusiasts. Thinking of choosing Colorado Springs for your next vacation? Here are some of the main attractions in the city you simply shouldn’t miss:
Go Outdoors at Garden of the Gods
US News list Garden of the Gods as the number one attraction to see when you’re in Colorado Springs. Garden of the Gods is a natural landmark consisting of magnificent red rock formations that jut from the earth below like deities. Interested in learning more about how these rocks formed? At the entrance to Garden of the Gods you’ll find a Visitor and Nature Center which opens daily both through the summer and winter months. Here you can numerous informative displays, enjoy daily nature presentations, and book a van or jeep tour around the park: these cost just $10 and are a great way of experiencing everything that site has to offer in a relatively short period of time. Of course, if you prefer to explore the Garden of the Gods for yourself you can also set off on foot or explore the area by mountain bike. Any photographs you might have seen really won’t do justice to the splendor of this incredible attraction, so be sure to stop by as part of your trip to Colorado Springs.
Release Your Inner Cowboy
If you want to find out more about the people who have lived on and worked the land of Colorado for generations then you’ll find a host of fascinating museums dedicated to exactly this is the area. Start your journey at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Here dedicated tour guides will help bring the spirit of the west to life before your very eyes as you’ll visit a working imagining of a rangers farm: an experience not to be forgotten. For a more traditional museum experience head to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Located in a beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, the museum outlines the realities of the history and culture of the Pikes Peak region. You’ll find permanent exhibits on the history of the area and the museum also houses a comprehensive collection of quilts, pottery, and landscape art depicting scenes from the local area.
Take a Road Trip
If you’re travelling to Colorado Springs from out of state, or even from outside of the United States then you may want to take a whistle stop tour of the whole city to give you an overview of everything the region has to offer. Why not take a Colorado Jeep Tour for the day? This will offer a variety of information including western history, geology, and even paleontology while traveling on some of the most scenic roads and trails in Colorado. If you prefer not to join an organized tour you could also hire a car and head out to explore the beautiful countryside surrounding Colorado Springs independently. The Colorado Springs Visitor Center offers a free visitors guide that will enable you to plan the perfect itinerary for a mini road trip around the city. Colorado Springs is perfectly set up for its many out of town visitors, offering several car hire companies, bureau de change facilities giving you the opportunity to change your travel money, and even a nearby international airport. You certainly won’t be disappointed if you choose this cultured and cosmopolitan city as the destination for your next vacation.