Get ready for some serious classic Colorado retail therapy in Old Colorado City. This historic shopping district was founded in 1859 and features 8 acres of shopping and eating fun! With over 100 fine and locally unique galleries, shops, boutiques, restaurants, and attractions within this city square in Bancroft Park, it is almost guaranteed that everybody in your group will find something they like! This district is considered to be the largest concentration of industrial retail establishments in Colorado Springs, with shops featuring everything from handmade soaps, spices, and decor to gourmet cupcakes and handcrafted upscale jewelry.
While here your group can explore the tree-lined streets featuring turn of the century architecture and rich Colorado gold rush history. The best part is, you’ll get all of this with that perfect Pikes Peak picture in the backdrop! There are several holiday events and other various annual festivals, like the current Fallavenuing (defined as "the art of Old Colorado City shopping during fall") and largest craft vendor fair, Territory Days. If you are here on a Friday you can take part in the weekly visual art walk, and every Saturday there is a large farmers market. Make sure your group saves time to stop by a couple Old City favorites, such as Simpich Showcase, Magic Town, Alchemy Pub, All about Colorado, Squash Blossom, or Garden of the Gods Gourmet Cafe! There’s no way any member of your group will walk away empty handed, or empty stomached!