Hi there! If you’ve stopped by today then we assume you’re heading to the The NACAS C3X 2017 conference in Colorado Springs!
Although the conferences are a great way to bring everyone together, and stay up to date with everything new and exciting in the dining and auxiliary community; there is always that much needed down time that we all get to spend in a new location we might have never been to before!
We decided to share with you some of the exciting locations and attractions you can visit during your down time at the conference.
Broadmoor Soaring Adventure Zip-Line Tour
With both morning and afternoon departures, the Broadmoor Zip-Line Tour takes you over amazing views, provides close encounters with wildlife, and takes you away from the hustle and bustle of conference life. Allowing 8 people per tour, this is a great way to get your team together and sight-see.
Garden of the Gods
If you are in Colorado, the Garden of the Gods needs to be #1 on your list. With more than 2 million visitors a year, this public park is the designated natural landmark of Colorado. Popular for hiking, rock climbing, road and mountain biking and horseback riding, it is the most visited park in the city. There are more than 15 miles of trails with a 1.5 mile trail running through the heart of the park (for all you early morning runners out there). This is truly a site to see and a great break from conference life.
We first need to mention that Manitou Springs is not a part of Colorado Springs, and locals will be the first to remind you of that. However, this small town in the Rocky Mountain foothills (about 6miles from Colorado Springs) is a charming area filled with art galleries, boutiques and outdoor cafes. Recent visitors also insist you stop by the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade which houses over 250 old-fashioned gaming machines, all still priced by the penny. Enjoyment for all ages. You’ll definitely find the Hangry team here.
The Seven Falls is pretty self explanatory, and just as amazing as you’ve picture it– a series of seven beautiful waterfalls in Broadmoor. Named the ‘Grandest Mile of Scenery’, this spot features jagged rocks, crystal streams and loads of rare flowers.
Olympic Training Center
Fan of the Olympics? Us to. That is why the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is must see. Tours of the facility end with a stroll through the campus which covers 37 acres ending in the Hall of Fame. The atheletes who trained here consisted of gymnasts, judo fighters, volleyball players and swimmers.
Every monday, Acacia Park is home to the popular farmer’s market which features local produce, restaurants, coffee and more. This park is also home of ‘Uncle Wilbur’s Fountain’, an odd looking fountain that is so popular with Colorado children that is has its own designated lifeguard.
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