The historic district of Old Colorado City. a section of greater Colorado Springs, combines shopping. Dining, entertainment, and special events into a charming and unique experience. Beautiful hundred-year-old brick buildings and tree-lined sidewalks provide the setting for more than 125 specialty shops, boutiques, and restaurants that you won’t find anywhere else in the city.
Old Colorado City is the oldest city in the Pikes Peak Region, established in 1859 and designated the first capital of the Colorado Territory in 1861. It is now a treasured National Historic District.
During your fun day of shopping, Visit some of Colorado Springs’ independent restaurants. Locals stand in line for the fresh bread and French onion soup at La Baguette French Bakery and Café. You can also enjoy breakfast on the patio of Bon Ton’s Café, homemade ice cream at the Colorado City Creamery, burgers and beer at Thunder & Buttons, or many other unique options. On Saturdays, Shop for fresh Colorado ingredients at the Old Colorado City Farmers Market. From Old Colorado City, it’s only a short drive to Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak, or downtown Colorado Springs.