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ALISSA SMITH
  • Alissa Smith

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and by now many people are running out of fall activities to pass the time - however, that doesn't mean you should wait around for the winter holiday season to have some fun. There are plenty of enjoyable activities for you to partake in even with the cold fall weather in Colorado Springs, so be sure to add at least one of these to your weekend to-do list.

A Taste Of Indoor Adventure

If you're a fan of video games, puzzles, or just a bit of drama, an escape room could be a great way for you to spend an afternoon with friends or family. For the past five or so years, escape rooms have grown in popularity at a remarkable rate. These exciting experiences put you in the heart of a thrilling and puzzling adventure. You and your friends (or a group of strangers, if you feel like braving the challenge solo) will have to solve a series of themed riddles and trials in order to escape the locked room in the time allowed. Will you be able to escape, or will the challenge be too much? Try your puzzle-solving skills and find out.

Drink And Be Merry

If you're simply looking for a night out on the town with your friends, Colorado Springs has a thriving nightlife and bar scene. Check out one of the many craft breweries in the area for a taste of the local beer scene that's growing rapidly across the state. There are over 180 breweries and brewpubs throughout the state of Colorado, with plenty right here in Colorado Springs. Not a beer drinker? Stop by one of the many bars in the area for a creative cocktail. Who knows - you may just find your new favorite beverage at one of our local hotspots.

Explore Like A Tourist

Whether you're new to Colorado Springs or a local who was born and raised in the area, there's always something enjoyable about touring the town like a tourist. Look for a tour group or bus to take you around Colorado Springs and enjoy the city in a way you've never seen it before. In the U.S., there are 16,000 vans and shuttlebuses working for charter services, so you're sure to find one that works for your schedule. Plus, there are always tours that fit different themes, meaning no matter what your unique hobby or interest is, there's sure to be something for you.

Shop 'Til You Drop

Of course, when the weather outside is frightful, one of the best activities you can get involved in is checking out the many shops and stores Colorado Springs has to offer. The number of fashion consumers is expected to grow to over 1.2 billion by 2020, so don't be too surprised if there are a few crowds to work through. Colorado Springs has many small businesses and unique boutiques to check out, so get ready to shop 'til you drop.

No matter what you enjoy or how you like to spend your free time in the fall, Colorado Springs has something to offer everyone. Whether you're just visiting or a true local, use this list to get started planning your fun weekend schedule and try something new. Who knows? You may discover a new part of Colorado Springs you haven't yet seen.

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