Kathy A. Torline-Nordstrom
ERA Herman Group Real Estate
Serving Colorado Springs
Attractions & Activities Category
There are many things to do in Colorado Springs, and even more if you don't mind driving an hour or two. Here's my list of 5 fun things to do in Colorado Springs in the fall time, and all of them are short drives, less than 90 minutes away. For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] 1. Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City Description: The world's highest suspension bridge, spanning the Arkansas River at a height of...Continue Reading!
55 ways to enjoy visiting Colorado Springs For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] Related Articles: 21 Hidden Gems of Colorado Springs, #1 The Gardens at Monument Valley Park 21 Hidden Gems in Colorado Springs, #2 Monument Valley Park Garden of the Gods Park, the crown jewel of Colorado Springs Check out some Colorado Springs Hiking Trails Since I used to be in tourism and hospitality before I got into real estate, I always keep a pulse on what's going on with...Continue Reading!
Wondering what to do this Memorial weekend in Colorado Springs area? Here's a quick recap of my favorite festivals Downtown Denver Arts Festival -- The Downtown Denver Arts Festival is dedicated to supporting and showcasing Colorado artists. Downtown Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event each Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Pavilions. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features over 130 of Colorado’s best artistswith over 150,000 people expected to attend. Friday, May 27th to Monday, May 30th. Web Site: : http://www.downtowndenverartfestival.com Territory Days...Continue Reading!
Valentine's Day in Colorado Springs Since it's now officially February, it must mean Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Here some of my favorite specials being offered by restaurants in the Colorado Springs area as well as some of my favorite restaurants you may want to check out. Valentine's is a wonderful time to celebrate the many blessings and love of family and friends. Broadmoor 1 Lake Avenue in Colorado Springs 719.577.5733 How do you choose which of their award winning restaurants to go...Continue Reading!
#33 Unique Things to do #8 - Annual Fruitcake Toss Search for Homes in Manitou Springs Looking for something unique to do this weekend? Plan on coming to the 15th Annual Fruitcake Toss held in Manitou Springs. The launch is set to begin at 9:30 am on January 9, 2010 at the Manitou Spring High School. The event used to beld at the Park but it has been moved back to the the High School to allow even more room to fling the...Continue Reading!
Colorado Springs Labor Day Mark your Calendars! Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] The Colorado Balloon Classic is held in Memorial Park off Pikes Peak Avenue between Hancock Ave. and Union Blvd near the shores of Prospect Lake. It has grown to be the largest and the longest continuously running hot air balloon festival in the Rocky Mountain Region as well as the State of Colorado. Over 100 balloons are scheduled for accession on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings...Continue Reading!
1859 Gold Rush Must Read Articles: The Young Years of Colorado Springs Tea and crumpets in Colorado Springs The End of an Era in Colorado Springs An early history of Ft. Carson This Saturday, June 27th, is the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush at Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center in Cheyenne Canon from 10:00 am to 4;00 pm. Enjoy some local gold mining history in the area and at the same time learn from the prospectors who will be on hand...Continue Reading!
Looking for something unique to do? Love watching wildlife? Must Read Posts: 33 unique things to do in Colorado Springs — #1 33 unique things to do in Colorado Springs — #2 33 Unique things to do in Colorado Springs…#3 33 unique things to do in Colorado Springs — #4 Air Force Academy Chapel 33 Unique things to do-#5 Van Briggle Pottery and Museum 33 Unique things to do #6 Colorado College Hockey 33 Unique things to do- #7 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo I've never been an avid bird watcher,...Continue Reading!
Cheyenne Mt. Zoo For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] Cheyenne Mountain Zoo sits above The Broadmoor Hotel at 6,800 feet up Cheyenne Mountain. Spencer Penrose was originally given a bear and then other exotic animals became part of his collection. After a child was bitten, he decided he needed a place to house his menagerie and so he built and incorporated it in 1926. Over the years its delighted young and old alike. Want to...Continue Reading!
St. Patrick's day celebrations Like the warmth of the sun And the light of the day, May the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way. Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all! I'm thinking we're all a little Irish today. Want to know of some places to hang your hat tonight and have a little bite and some great beer? Here's a few suggestions that will bring out the Irish in all. No Irishman will ever turn down a request to head...Continue Reading!
General William Jackson Palmer Search for Historic Homes in Colorado Springs For other information on the General check out these articles: The Young Years of Colorado Springs Tea and crumpets in Colorado Springs The End of an Era in Colorado Springs Today marks the 100th anniversary of General William Jackson Palmer's death. He died on March 13, 1909. He fell off a horse in 1906 and was paralyzed from then until his death. He wanted no fuss made about his death and his family had him...Continue Reading!
Air Force Academy For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] Must Read Article After fierce competition Colorado Springs finally lands the Air Force Academy An early history of Ft. Carson History of Ft. Carson part II Located on the grounds of The United States Air Force Academy, sits Colorado's top man-made tourist attraction. It's the cadet chapel and along with the Academy itself was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2004. It has 17 silvery spires, which are three dimensional, elongated triangles...Continue Reading!
Valentine's Day For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] With Valentines Day just around the corner, I thought you might like to know of some fun things to do or buy for the special someone in your life. Want to have a special dinner and maybe a stay overnight? How about a night at The Broadmoor and then stay for one of their wonderful Sunday Brunches the next morning. What could be better than that? They even add chocolate and champagne at...Continue Reading!
Looking for something unique to do? Plan to attend the Colorado Garden and Home Show Feb 7 -15 at the 50th annual event held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] Are you already thinking about Spring? Planning some new home improvement projects? Thinking about how to plant your garden? Wondering how to do xeriscaping? Plan on making the short trip to downtown Denver and enjoy the Colorado Garden and Home Show; it's...Continue Reading!
Make A Difference For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] A wonderful characteristic of the people of Colorado Springs is their willingness to serve others. Tomorrow, people of all ages and backgrounds will be donating their time and talent to benefit a great many churches, schools and other community nonprofit causes. These actions are critically important because volunteering today is a necessary aspect of meeting the many needs facing us and our country. On Monday, January 19,2009; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day thousands of...Continue Reading!
Don't want to be stuck indoors with nothing to do in the magical month of February. Well, mark your calendars now and you too, can have a ball (or at least attend one)! On February 21, 2009, you can attend the 26th annual Heart Ball to assist The American Heart Association held at The Cheyenne Mountain Resort which promises to be an exciting evening of dining, dancing and a silent auction to help protect our loved ones against heart disease and stroke, through research and education....Continue Reading!
Post Holiday events For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] The Christmas tree is dead and buried, the relatives are gone and you're feeling a little blue thinking you'll be stuck in your home until the weather warms. However, there's still plenty to entertain you even if you don't ski. Here's a look at some interesting events to entertain you during our coldest month of the year. Sunday 1/4/2009: "On All Fours" benefits one of Colorado Springs more...Continue Reading!
Fruitcake Toss Search for Homes in Manitou Springs Come one, come all to the 14th annual fruitcake toss held in Manitou Springs. The launch is set to begin at 9:30 am on January 3, 2009. So, come to Manitou Springs Memorial Park with your canned food entry fee (to be donated to the local food bank) and you too, can participate in getting rid of your unwanted fruitcakes. Fruitcakes can be hurled, tossed or launched by a pneumatic device, the winner of each category actually wins a trophy. ...Continue Reading!
AdAmAns Club For a Free Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, Email Kathy Torline at [email protected] One of our areas most unique events is The AdAmAns Club annual trek up Pikes Peak to ring in the New Year. This year is no exception. It all started in 1922. In December of that year, five Colorado Springs men decided that they didn't want to attend anymore boring parties or dances to ring in the new year. They decided to do something never done before...climb Pikes Peak...Continue Reading!
New Years Eve Events - 2008/2009 As Christmas has now passed, it’s time to start making your plans for Celebrating New Year’s Eve. I wrote a blog post earlier in the week about some of my favorites restaurants in the Colorado Springs Area to celebrate New Years Eve; but there are also some great things to do within an short drive from Colorado Springs. (1) Royal Gorge Railway Description: Train Departs at 9:30 pm and returns at 12:30 am, train ride, dinner, entertainment,...Continue Reading!