03/20/2019 | by Michelle Reynolds | Old Colorado City
Unwind from the excitement for a bit.
You’ve got more to do in the days ahead, so we suggest you take the rest of the afternoon off for a little chill time. Stroll through Old Colorado City and check out the shops and bars. We suggest a scoop at Colorado City Creamery, but don’t spoil your appetite for dinner.
Old Colorado City is the perfect blend of historic character, small-town charm and all the fun and excitement visitors have come to expect from a top Colorado destination. Once slated to become the capital of Colorado, this historic town has grown a lot from its Wild West roots — without losing the unique roots that make it so special.
In Old Colorado City, eclectic boutiques, award winning restaurants, and charming local art galleries offer hours of entertainment, perfect for strolling the day away down beautiful, tree-line streets. At night, the pubs and restaurants become hubs for live music and performances as well as some of the country’s best beer, wine and spirits — all made right here at home.
Your visit begins when you park in any one of the three conveniently located free parking lots. Then it’s simply a matter of choosing which way you want to go or what you’d love to do. Want to find that quintessentially Colorado souvenir? The perfect dress for an evening out? An inspired sculpture or painting for your home? All of that is right here, tucked between restaurants, candy shops and ice cream shops offering an unparalleled variety of cuisine that’s sure to please anyone in your group, from the picky eater to the consummate foodie.
If all that isn’t enough to get you out and about, Old Colorado City is also home to some of the Pikes Peak region’s most-loved events, including the three-day Territory Days street fair, which offers attendees live music, kid-friendly fun, local vendors and tasty street food fare. There’s also the whimsical Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Hatter Day and the deliciously fun Taste of OCC food and spirit tasting. Oh, and Scarecrow Days, the Great Pumpkin Festival, food and wine tours …See the list here.
You really never run out of fun reasons to visit Old Colorado City and there is certainly no shortage of things to do when you get here. Come by and see how we’ve grown from a Wild West frontier town to one of the premier Colorado destinations for shopping, dining and fun.