Just a few months ago, I was new to Colorado. My favorite beer was Bud Light, I had never seen a bear in the wild, and I knew absolutely nothing about medical marijuana.
Everything has changed.
My fellow summer interns and I brought different views of Colorado Springs to this guide. Kelsey, after all, grew up here; Sarah has attended college here for three years. It took most of the summer, but we sorted through our personal lessons of trial and error to offer you what we feel are the best ways to drink, eat, shop and live like a true Coloradan.
Whether you're into downtown clubs, farmers markets, indie films or all of the above, use this guide as a starting point and then make a path unique to you. And let us know what you found along the way by commenting on these stories.