Budget, outside activities, food, explore, adventures, places to visit. What do you recommend?
Garden of the Gods is a must-stop if you are in the Springs. You'll want your camera at the river. Colorado City is a fun place to stroll. Some good restaurants and shopping. Manitou Springs is also an interesting place. The Cliff House at Pikes Peak is a good place to stay, but not necessarily if you are on a budget.
If you like zoos, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is probably one of the best zoos in the country (according to me). :-) Located on a hill, the layout is unique and if you like giraffes they have the top zoo breeding program in the country.
In Denver on a budget, you can stroll Larimer Square and 16th Street Mall, but that's just city stuff. You could drive or hop on the light rail and spend a day in Golden (Colorado). There are a number of hikes in the area and great breweries.
The remodeled Denver Union Station is a must-see. It's an amazing train station if you're into such things.
That's all for now. I could go on and on. These are the two largest cities in Colorado, so this question is sort of difficult to answer!!!
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