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    • Visiting Kona for Ironman Oct 2017

      Kailua-Kona Jan 8, 2017 at 1:39 AM

      We live in Perth W.Australia and plan to visit Kona for the Ironman in October (as spectator only) and plan to be there for 2-3 weeks. We regularly spectate at 70.3s and full Ironmans in Australia/Asia, great to watch.

      Can anyone please suggest/recommend good location to stay (and possible condos/hotels/airB&B) within easy reach of start and transitions.

      Many thanks. Penny

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    • Anyone know of cabins, not expensive

      Pocono Manor Jan 6, 2017 at 9:21 AM

      Hey I was wondering if anyone knows of any cabin rentals in the Poconos or near. I'm not looking to go skiing, just horseback riding and just want that country feel! I've never been there but only live about an hour and half away. I just keep getting sponsored places when searching.. And nothing seems suitable

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    • Six Nations Rugby

      San Francisco Yesterday

      Visiting San Antonio first weekend in February but desperate to watch the England v France game on the 4th. Is there anywhere in San Antonio or immediate area that we cold do this? Many thanks

       

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    • Car rental

      Central Falls Dec 29, 2016 at 7:52 AM

      Can anyone please recommend a reliable car rental company from Prague? 8 of us r planning to visit Prague, Krakow, Budapest,Vienna n Salzburg.
      How is hire car Prague? Seems to have reasonable rates

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    • Long term parking in Laredo, then taxi to Quetzalcoatl Airport in Nuevo Laredo

      Laredo Dec 25, 2016 at 7:23 PM

      I'm searching for information on long term parking in Laredo, Tx near the border. Having a hard time finding information on where to park and how much it's likely to cost. Surely someone has done it! Can you give me some info?

      Need to take a taxi from the border to Quetzalcoatl Airport (Nuevo Laredo International). Is that do-able?

      Final question: any idea how long this likely to take? I've got a flight out from Nuevo Laredo International late afternoon and don't know exactly how to plan it, timewise.

      Thank you so much for anything you can tell me!
      Cat

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      Between Tallahassee Florida and Summerville SC

      United States of America Jan 8, 2017 at 5:57 PM

      I have a gap of about 4 days between my grandson's graduation in Tallahassee on Friday or Saturday and my granddaughter's wedding in Summerville SC on the following Saturday. Where can I go and stay for four days that is somewhat between Tallahassee and Summerville. I thought of Jekyll Island, St. Simons' Island, or St. Augustine, but I have been to all those places a couple of times. I've also stayed in Hilton Head for a week (hated it), and visited Savannah. I'd rather be in a small place than a big city.

       

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    • Specific Location

      Los Angeles Jan 6, 2017 at 6:48 AM

      Hi. I posted another question about where to stay but am now more specific with areas. We will be going to Universal one day, Warner Brothers tour, doing things near Hollywood Blvd area, and then exploring other tourist things.

      Which area/hotel is better...near Universal City (Studio City hotel) or Hollywood Blvd (Hollywood Celebrity hotel), near but off Hollywood Blvd a bit (Days Inn) or Thai Town (Dixie Hotel)? We will have a car but am thinking one of those.
      Have narrowed it down to one of those based on budget and not being too far from Universal and Hollywood Blvd area. We have Hollywood Celebrity booked (but we can cancel).

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      Quaint Cabins

      Vermont Dec 31, 2016 at 12:07 PM

      I am looking to find quaint, funky, off the beaten path cabin lodging in Vermont in October 2017.

      All clues and tips appreciated.

      dan and mary

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    • Zion - NP: The Narrows early october

      Zion National Park Dec 27, 2016 at 8:59 AM

      Hello :)

      I found out about the Narrows of the Zion-NP and like to visit it. I will be in Zion NP in early October 2017. Is it possible to visit then?
      I found out you have to walk through the water, how cold and high will it be in October?

      Thanks!:)
      -jeey

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    • Traveling to Door County by plane from NC

      Door Creek Jan 3, 2017 at 12:30 PM

      Hello. In August of 2017 we will be traveling from Raleigh Durham Airport, NC to Clark Lake in Door County, WI. We are frequent Southwest Airlines fliers, so we would like to use our Southwest earned miles, but are not sure of the best airport to fly to. We know we will be renting a car to reach Door County from whatever airline we select. We are thinking Green Bay or Milwaukee, but are not sure whether SWA travels to Green Bay, or if the difference in cost would make it more economical to drive a rental from Milwaukee. Looks like a 2 1/2 hr drive from there to Door county. Thanks in advance for any help

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      PHX Car Rental transfers, eating and shopping.

      Phoenix Dec 28, 2016 at 2:32 AM

      i am flying out of Phoenix which is an airport I've not been through previously. Can anyone advise ease of transfer from dropping off (Alamo) car hire and navigating through to Departures Terminal 3? I think it may involve a shuttle - if so how regularly do they run (6:30 - 7:30 am. Travelling alone so no one to share luggage humping with. Potentially I could check in car the night previous and use an airport hotel (would need transfer for that though?) but hoping that traffic will be reasonable at that hour in the morning on a Wednesday even if I had to navigate short stretch of I10 over Salt River? Also too early for breakfast at hotel so any suggestions in Terminal? Guessing that the shopping will be the usual gift oriented and duty free goodies - or should I save back some dollars - wishful thinking that I'll have any!

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      Helicopter flights

      New York City Jan 2, 2017 at 7:50 AM

      Looking at different deals for helicopter flights,am i better of booking in advancing,or do you think i can organise while i am there? Does anyone have any recomendations as well? Many thanks

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    • South rim Grand Canyon tours

      Grand Canyon Jan 2, 2017 at 3:15 AM

      Hi

      Thinking of driving to grand canyon rather than getting bus, what is the best type of tour to do? Walk/drive?

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    • Suitable for swimming on Big Island of Hawaii in April?

      Hawaii (Big Island) Dec 28, 2016 at 7:05 PM

      Can anyone tell me about water temps in Kona/Kohala area during mid-April? Is it warm enough for swimming and snorkeling?

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    • Road Trip from NJ to Grand Canyon

      New Jersey Dec 27, 2016 at 5:53 PM

      We are planning a 4 week round trip. We want to see Mount Rushmore and the St. Louis Arch. What else on the route is best to see? What is the best route?

      Thank you!

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      A days road trip - Tucson to Phoenix?

      Arizona Dec 25, 2016 at 11:24 AM

      I have one day to spend heading back to Phoenix for my flight the following day. Rather than head straight up interstate I had thought about a detour to take in the Salt River area - would really like to get a view of the wild horses there if the chance arose. Could do with final night accommodation within an hour of PHX. Any suggestions for route and places to stay would be welcome. Please bear in mind that I am travelling solo so need to be a little aware of safety. Thanks everyone.

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      Best site for renting house or Condo Short term?

      United States of America Jan 13, 2017 at 9:22 AM

      Figured I had better ask this now, as can't later. My husband and I generally travel with a 5-th wheel trailer, but are considering maybe trying out staying in a condo, apartment, house, etc. short term instead in the coming years. This would be for a 2 - 3 week stay in the US. So far I have found HomeAway and VRBO as possible helpful sources. I would appreciate any advice as to if these are the best ones, and/or are there others that are also valuable sources.

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    • Rental Car GPS replacement

      United States of America Jan 12, 2017 at 8:09 AM

      We will rent a car in fall 2017 in the USA for about 3 Weeks.

      I noticed that all the rental companies want to charge arount 150-500$ for a Navigation System. This is really much, compared to the 1500$ rental cost!!

      They will use these standart "window mount" navigation devices i guess.
      We don't want to pay that much, so i was looking for options.

      Would you reccomend buying a GPS in an eletronic store?
      I saw a lot of them for like 80-120$, and if you once have one, you can use it on all your future travels in us

      Since where not from us, a device that tells us the current speed limit would be nice!:)

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    • Suggestions while in Alaska

      Alaska Jan 6, 2017 at 1:05 AM

      Planning a trip to Alaska on 18feb for about 1week. Planning to catch the northern lights. Do you think its the right time? Will fly into Anchorage and will take the train to Fairbank. Will spend a few days there. Any recommended place to visit? Thought of renting a car to move around, is it a good idea? Or good to just join any tours? Will spend a few days too in Anchorage after Fairbank. Any suggestions where and its a must to visit while in Alaska? Top priority is to try catch the northern lights. Recommended place to be? Thanks and hear from all of you.

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      Hotel, activities, surfing recommendations?

      Maui Jan 2, 2017 at 4:13 PM

      Hi everyone,

      It's been a while since I've written. Well it's time for another trip. I'm hoping to go to Maui to experience Hawaii for the first time with my husband

      I don't know much about Hawaii. Just know they have great coffee and a great place to learn to surf.

      Does anyone know of a great hotel near the waters with a nice beach that's also near activities like surfing, snorkelling, hiking, kayaking? We like the adventure type of vacations.

      Hopefully to get some ideas and not break the bank.

      Thanks.

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    • airtrain and E line subway at rush hour

      New York City Jan 2, 2017 at 8:06 AM

      Our flight from London will arrive into JFK at 4pm. I'm assuming clearing immigration/customs/collecting bags etc will take about an hour or so, meaning we will be trying to leave the airport at rush hour. Our hotel is on 42nd street and only 2 mins walk from Port authority bus station on 42nd so I was planning on getting the airtrain to Jamaica and then getting on the E line subway to 42nd street. Does this sound like a bad idea at rush hour as we will also be travelling with suitcases? There's only 2 of us and I don't want to spend a fortune on transfers, and i'm also aware that the shared transfer vans (go airlink etc) don't have a good reputation, which is why i'm leaning more towards the airtrain/subway at the moment.

      Any advice would be appreciated :-)

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    • Travel advice in East Coast

      United States of America Jan 20, 2017 at 6:03 AM

      Hello Everyone,

      Thank you very much for your feedback back in 2015 regarding west coast travel advice. My trip to USA was memorable and its because of your feedback.

      Now I will be going to the east coast this year. My tentative travel date is from 26 May - 18 June. I wish to see the east coast. I don't want this trip to be a hectic one so I want to see important places and spend some time in New York just taking it easy. I know this sounds a little vague because you may ask how many days you want to spend where and so on. But I want you to guide me here as you know how many days (approx) I would have in hand. The last few days I want to do some shopping.

      I think I should at least go to Boston, New York, DC and Niagara falls. I also wish to visit few good universities there as I wish to pursue a masters in the futue.

      Your advice will be appreciated.

      Thank you.

      Cheers,
      GR

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    • Lunch time Seattle

      Seattle Jan 2, 2017 at 9:46 AM

      What are some good restaurants for Seattle at lunch time?

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    • Suggestions

      Portland Jan 6, 2017 at 12:50 AM

      Planning a trip to Portland USA end of Feb 2017 after my Alaska trip for about 6days. Planning to rent a car to move around while there. Any suggestions as to where I should visit in Portland and mayb any nearby city that its a worth to visit too while there? Hear from you soon and thanks in advance.

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      Good hotels near to Alcatraz just a good location ?

      San Francisco Dec 31, 2016 at 1:49 PM

      Hey guys I'm travelling to San Fran for four days on my own In July
      First time ever so bit nervous but excited
      Have no idea what hotel to stay in that's near to Alcatraz and other areas to see
      I'm 27 from London
      Can any one help !!??? X

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      Something to do near I25

      by kathymay1 Online Now Jul 20, 2016 at 5:08 PM

      Any suggestions for something to do near I25 between Pueblo and Denver? We have Sunday afternoon to about 3 pm on Monday and can stay the night anywhere along the way. Not really interested in going into Denver.

      1 Answer Jul 21, 2016 at 1:24 PM
    • Confused on where to stay

      by Gemgirlroo Online Now Sep 27, 2015 at 7:19 AM

      We are thinking about staying at the Academy Hotel but are seeing mixed reviews. We want a room with a view in a clean hotel. Any first hand advice? Thanks!

      9 Answers Sep 28, 2015 at 8:43 PM
    • best place to experience a getaway and horseback riding

      by ReniB73 Online Now Aug 4, 2015 at 2:31 PM

      My husband and I are looking to visit Colorado. A country getaway with horseback riding... looking for suggestions. Thanks very much :)

      1 Answer Aug 5, 2015 at 6:38 AM
    • Need iformation

      by sudheervarma.dandu Online Now Jul 6, 2015 at 7:37 PM

      I'm planning to travel to colarado springs from denver on 22nd August 2015. I'm planning to stay in Denver or colarado springs. I would like to know which place is good to stay denver or Colarado Springs so that I can make the most of my trip. We also have 2 kids (4yrs, 2 yrs). Please need your expert advice.

      1 Answer Jul 6, 2015 at 8:26 PM
    • What to do.

      by ChadW Online Now Mar 22, 2015 at 10:49 AM

      Going to be in Colorado Springs for two days 30th-31st. Traveling with a 16 year old and 5 year old. Any tips on what not to miss?

      4 Answers Mar 22, 2015 at 10:24 PM
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      Visit other towns

      by Papim2 Online Now Sep 16, 2013 at 7:33 PM

      We're. Going in nov.1st. For 10 days..have a car , what are some cool towns to visit...don't. Mind driving 1 to 2. Hours...

      9 Answers Apr 16, 2014 at 4:24 PM
    • Clubs

      by Cowboyjohnny Online Now Jul 24, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      Does the Gold Dusk saloon or Grahams night clud or the Almuni club still exist

    • 3 Days in Colorado Springs

      by e301mfi Online Now Apr 27, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      I am going to spend 3 full days in Colorado Springs starting from May 26. Is it possible to see the following places during 3 days: Garden of the Gods, Royal Gorge Brige, Pikes Peak, Cave of the winds, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cripple creak railroad, Miramont Castle and Seven Falls. I would be very grateful if somebody could advice optimum itinerary.
      Thank you in advance
      Mike F

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2013 at 4:58 PM
    • cozy breweries or restaurants in Colorado Springs

      by lisa85202 Online Now Jun 18, 2012 at 4:30 PM

      I'm headed up to Garden of the Gods/Pikes Peak region in July, driving up from New Mexico and would like to enjoy a local brew while I'm passing through- maybe as stop for lunch before we head to the campground. Any suggestions for me? I like cozy/casual atmosphere, nothing fancy, I will be with kids and dressed for a camping trip. Center/West side of town preferred.

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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      Requesting a suggested 4 day Colorado itinerary!

      by swdke Online Now Mar 14, 2012 at 6:21 AM

      I've just booked a flight to Colorado Springs for an extended weekend trip in August. Plan is to fly to Colorado Springs, arrive at 9 AM on a Friday. Returning home on following Monday, departing at 5:30 PM. This gives me from 9 AM Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday, and a good portion of the day on Monday. Basically, I see my itinerary has having 4 days, and 3 nights. I am looking for a suggested day by day itinerary, what to see/do, what towns to overnight in.

      I do know I want to take the cog railway up to Pikes Peak, and I want to do a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park. Also, interested in visiting either Aspen, or Summit County or both.

      Following is a list of attractions that I've noticed:

      •Pikes Peak
      •Rocky Mountain National Park/Estes Park
      •Seven falls
      •Garden of the Gods
      •Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine in Cripple Creek
      •US Mint tour
      •Coors Brewery Tour
      •Molly Brown House Muesum
      •Aspen
      •Summit County
      •Walk through Georgetown
      •Georgetown Loop Railroad
      •Glenwood Hot Springs

      With regards to the above sights and attractions, it's only just a list of possibilities. Perhaps too many considering I have only 4 days. Also, we are open to other suggested ideas too. The only things on the list that are a "must do" is Pikes Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park. Other than that, I'd like to fill our 4 days with as much sights as possible, or as much as realistically.

      Any suggestions for a day by day itinerary to see and do as much as possible?

      Thank you so much.

      7 Answers Apr 16, 2012 at 3:18 PM
    • Accommodation in Colorado Springs

      by pbdancing Online Now Feb 23, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      Could anyone recommend a nice hotel/guest house either in downtown area or on the outskirts. Would I be better, possibly, staying in Manitou Springs? Looking at no more than250/night.


      Many thanks,


      PB Dancing

      2 Answers Feb 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM
    • Denver to Colorado Springs

      by eileenthibadeau Online Now Oct 1, 2011 at 11:12 AM

      How do you get from Denver to Colorado Springs on a weekend (car not an option)
      It looks like the FREX only runs on weekday

      2 Answers Oct 1, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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      COS SkyDiving??

      by kongying Online Now Apr 7, 2011 at 1:06 AM

      hi there
      im looking at skydiving in cos, do you have details, prices etc??

      thanks!

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      Driving into CS from Utah

      by HarmoniousBotch Online Now Jul 30, 2010 at 9:34 AM

      We'll be coming into Colorado Springs on I-70 from Utah tomorrow evening. Is highway 24 better or is I-70/25 through Denver better? I'm assuming that the scenery is better on 24 and that I-70/25 would be faster. Is that correct? And how is 24 at dusk or nighttime?

      Thanks
      HB

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2010 at 12:47 PM
    • Buses

      by drummer10 Online Now Apr 21, 2010 at 5:55 PM

      Do you have a bus that runs from Colo Springs airport to Gunnison, CO

      3 Answers Apr 21, 2010 at 10:18 PM
    • Transportation from Denver Airport

      by pgk Online Now Aug 27, 2009 at 10:06 AM

      Hi. Is there any public transportation from Denver Airport to the intersection of Pope's Bluff Trl. and Hilton Parkway in Colorado Springs?
      (It is near the Garden of the Gods).

      I would like to get as close as I can to this location, and no car is available.

      Thanks

      Patti

      2 Answers Aug 28, 2009 at 8:35 AM
    • Lodging near the Olympic training center

      by ARCatfish Online Now Aug 1, 2009 at 6:13 PM

      My son has been invited to shoot at the olympic training center at the end of Aug. Going in on a limited budget after a big summer vacation. (we didn't know he qualified or would have saved some) Any recommendations on some chep but decent lodging?

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      Colorado Springs Burgers

      by jenk299 Online Now Jun 15, 2009 at 4:16 PM

      We will be making our annual trip to Colorado Springs this August. Any suggestions for a good Buffalo Burger? Thanks for the help.

      2 Answers Jun 29, 2009 at 3:37 PM
    • visiting with teenageers!!

      by right1205 Online Now Jun 7, 2009 at 10:37 AM

      Any suggestions on public swimming pools or water acitivities for some teenagers in the colorado springs area. Any other ideas for teens besides the normal tourist attractions which we have already seen 2 or 3 times in the past. Appreciate any ideas you might have.

      1 Answer Jun 14, 2009 at 2:20 PM
    • Colorado Springs in July

      by komodo13 Online Now Apr 29, 2009 at 4:57 PM

      Hello. My family and I will be in Colorado Springs in July. We have two children, both under 10. I have read some of the interesting info on the city, but I am just wondering if anyone has "must see" places for us considering the kids. Also, places to avoid? I am also wondering about the altitude issue. Should I worry too much about this? We have never gone to Colorado before, so this will be our first trip and we don't know what to expect. Thanks!

      4 Answers May 9, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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      driving this weekend in colorado springs

      by monicarc Online Now Apr 15, 2009 at 7:31 AM

      I am to be in colorado springs this friday - Sunday and the weather forecast shows rain/snow for friday--I am from Texas and DO NOT know how to travel in the snow, etc. Question, is this snow the type that is going to be sticking or just flurries? Thanks.

      2 Answers Apr 15, 2009 at 8:04 PM
    • Cascade

      by JanetLC Online Now Mar 28, 2009 at 10:00 PM

      I read somewhere that there is a place called Cascade near Pikes Peak that has many waterfalls. Does anyone know where this is? I also read that Cheyenne Park has falls called Silver Cascade Falls. Is this the same place?

      2 Answers May 9, 2009 at 12:54 PM
    • Rafting and ATVs

      by JanetLC Online Now Feb 27, 2009 at 12:14 PM

      We are considering (if we can find the time) taking a 2-3 hour whitewater raft trip and renting ATVs for 2 hours in either Durango, Royal Gorge or Colorado Springs (or Estes Park if we make it up there.) The rafting will be a new experience for us. Does anyone have recommendations for the best companies to go with? I found some information on www.coloradodirectory.com, but wasn't sure which places would be best.

    • waterfalls

      by JanetLC Online Now Feb 27, 2009 at 12:04 PM

      We have 5 days to travel from Durango to Denver in mid June. We would like to take some mountain hikes (less than 1-2 hours round trip) to see waterfalls. Where would be the best places to do this? Do Durango and Colorado Springs have mountain trails, or should be go on up to Rocky Mountain National Park ? Are the mountains more impressive in the park than in Durango and Colorado Springs?

      4 Answers Aug 16, 2011 at 1:25 AM
    • Colorado Springs

      by JanetLC Online Now Feb 25, 2009 at 6:21 PM

      We will be in Colorado Springs for 2 1/2 days. Will we have time to see Royal Gorge, Seven Falls, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Garden of the Gods and drive up to Pike's Peak? Is there anything we should not miss?

      3 Answers Feb 26, 2009 at 1:55 PM
    • Lunch With A View

      by jimchi Online Now May 1, 2008 at 7:20 PM

      Is there any restaurant in the Colorado Springs area which serves lunch outside and which has a great view of Pikes Peak ?

      3 Answers May 16, 2008 at 9:31 PM
    • Travel to Colorado Springs from Denver

      by micheflan Online Now Apr 13, 2008 at 4:41 AM

      I am staying in Denver for a few days and have booked a trip on the Manitou Spings cog railway. I will not be driving and would like to know the best way to get to Manitou or Colorado Springs from Denver. Thank you.

      2 Answers Apr 14, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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      Denver Intl. Airport to Colorado Springs - Transportation Options?

      by rmdw Online Now Oct 18, 2007 at 5:06 PM

      Besides renting a car, are there any inexpensive ways to get between these two places. I found one bus but it's50 each way. That seems rather pricey to me for a 2 hour ride.

      Robert

      3 Answers Oct 18, 2007 at 7:55 PM
    • Visiting Colorado Springs

      by Nimitta Online Now Aug 25, 2007 at 11:31 AM

      We are going to spend 4-5 days in Colorado Springs to hike around Garden of the Gods, the Palmer Park etc. Can we get around Colorado Springs by public transportation?

      3 Answers Aug 16, 2011 at 1:29 AM
    • visiting royal gaorge

      by quintinsevilla Online Now Jul 1, 2007 at 8:34 AM

      Hi! DOes anyone know how much the fees are to visit the royal goarge brigde/park. thanks

      1 Answer Jul 2, 2007 at 6:08 AM