One of our favorite hangouts for lunch is on the patio at Carlos Miguel's. They are located in the Country Club Corners shops near the Broadmoor. I absolutely love the Pollo Mole, grilled chicken seasoned with a mole sauce made up of assorted seeds, peanuts, chilies, raisins, and chocolate.
110 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
That's exactly the way you'll feel when you visit Patsy's Candies, now in their 117th year! Our favorites are the chocolate almond toffee and the Preludes of any flavor! You'll also find a great selection of taffy and flavored popcorn. For lovers young and old, don't forget to get your sweetheart something sweet for Sweetest Day, observed Saturday, October 17th! You'll find an assortment of delightful, gift-boxed candies in the store.
1540 S. 21st St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Just north of Woodland Park on Highway 67 you'll find Manitou Lake. There is a $7 admission fee, however, it's a great place to hike, fish, picnic, or simply get some awesome pics. There are some unusual rock formations on the grounds as well. We found the restroom facilities to be clean and well maintained.
Situated on a mountain, high above the city of Colorado Springs, is the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Enjoy spectacular views and up close encounters with some of the animals. While there be sure to visit the Will Rogers Shrine, high above the zoo. Access is included with your admission. Remember to ask about the Sky Ride (chair lift) tickets at the gate. Otherwise, if you want to ride it you will have to come all the way back down to the main entrance to purchase them.
Generally I pass through Woodland Park just at the wrong time and miss the opportunity to stop in at the Swiss Chalet Restaurant. Today I made it just in time to have lunch, and what a delicious lunch indeed! The Reuben was awesome, with a side of homemade Thousand Island dressing and truly delightful potato salad! Since 1962, this family-owned local business has been serving guests the finest continental cuisine and authentic Swiss dishes with a clear view of majestic Pikes Peak.
Woodland Park, CO 80863
If you're the type that enjoys getting up close and personal, you'll enjoy a leisurely drive along the South Platte River. Following Highway 24 west about 40-50 minutes from the Colorado Springs you'll pass through the community of Lake George in Park County. Turn right onto Tarryall Road. Take another right onto County Road 112. You'll find yourself following the river up close and personal with some great photo opportunities. Camp sites are also available along the river.
Located between Fort Carson and Penrose, this fourth generation, family-owned restaurant has been servin' up delicious family-style dinners since 1951. We stopped in to enjoyed their fabulous pan-fried chicken. Reservations are highly recommended!
Juniper Valley Ranch
16350 CO-HWY 115
Colorado Springs, CO 80926
A delightful dining experience as usual at one of our local favorites. The Senegalese Vegetables with grilled chicken is always an excellent choice, and the Key Lime Pie is so refreshing on a warm summer evening! The Orange Spice Iced Tea was almost cin-ful with a real "bite" of natural cinnamon flavor! Social distancing never tasted so good!
Adam's Mountain Cafe
26 Manitou Ave.
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Saturday’s are great for loafin’ around. We snagged us a fresh loaf of Lemon/Cranberry/Almond bread that Betsy just placed on the rack to cool. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend! Discover the art of loafin’ yourself at Oliver’s Deli in the Delmonico Square Shopping Center at Delmonico and Rockrimmon. Open Monday-Friday 8-4 and Saturdays 8-2. CLOSED SUNDAYS
6602 Delmonico Dr.
Colorado Springs CO 80919
Home of "The Oliver", a local favorite deli sandwich.
What a delightful evening on the patio of La Casa Fiesta in Monument! The steak and chicken fajitas were delicious and very filling. Marcus provided fast and friendly service, even bringing a TO-GO refill to enjoy while taking in the view at nearby Monument Lake.
La Casa Fiesta
230 Front St, Monument, CO 80132
Who says you can't go fishin'? Just pick it up and do your own dishin'! We were pleasantly surprised to find they are adding a store inside the restaurant, loaded with British goods not normally found in area stores. So anxious to get a hook on some!
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The Chippy Fish 'n' Chips
3430 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918