Located in the heart of Colorado, the mountain city of Colorado Springs is a stunning destination for a weekend getaway. Sitting at an elevation of over 6,000 feet, the city enjoys great views of the Rockies. Whether you're into hiking, biking, or camping – it's all there right at your feet. There is no shortage of hiking routes in the area surrounding Colorado Springs – the Garden of the Gods, a nickname given to an area of unusual rock formations, has several trails you can follow, or you can head to the Seven Falls park to view the spectacular waterfalls. Also, just west of the city, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings are waiting to be explored. Learn more about the harsh realities of frontier life at the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum or the hands-on Ghost Town Museum. Experience more recent US history at the National Museum of World War II Aviation which is based in the city. After a long day of sightseeing, take the Rocky Mountain Food Tour, sampling the best local restaurants, or sample locally-brewed beers at the Phantom Brewing Company.