Spring Break: 3-Day Family Itinerary

Published: March 12, 2023

Pencils down. School's out.

3 epic days in Manitou Springs

Is it just us, or does planning for Spring Break usually involve a herculean combination of pro-con lists, online travel reviews and at least 20 open tabs in your browser? It doesn’t have to. Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, Manitou Springs really does have something for everyone. So, pencils down and browsers closed because we’ve planned the perfect 3-day family vacay in Manitou. 

Day 01

Find adventure outdoors

Toto, we’re not in the classroom anymore! Get outside on your first day in Manitou with 300+ days of sunshine.

Day 02

Explore the heart of Manitou

Nestled at the base of Pikes Peak, Manitou’s quaint downtown is a National Historic District overflowing with character.

A Night with Poe: If you're visiting March 31st or April 1st, have we got an evening of macabre fun for you! Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar while you explore Miramont Castle by oil lamp before settling in for a dramatic reading of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" in the Chapel. Call (719) 685-1011 to make reservations. Tickets are $55/person.

Day 03

Capture the memories

All good things must come to an end—so make the most of your last day in Manitou by exploring the locally-owned shops downtown.

april showers bring may flowers

Travel tips for Manitou in the spring

Dress in layers

As the Boy Scouts say, "be prepared." Dress in layers—springtime in Colorado can be unpredictable.


Start your adventure sooner! Colorado Springs Airport is only a 20-minute drive to Manitou.

Don't forget SPF

Even overcast days have a high UV index. Be sure to apply sunscreen even if you don't think you need it.

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