Best of the best – Garden of the Gods on two lists
Just 2-3 hours away from us in Lyons, is one of the best places to visit in the world. Yup. You read that right. Trip Advisor has released its list of “Best of the Best Things to Do” — in the World — and in America. Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs area, made both lists. (The list defines itself as: The best activities around the world, according to travelers who have done them—and loved every minute.)
The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs took the number nine spot in the World, and took the number two spot in America. The park is a registered National Natural Landmark with 300 foot sandstone rock formations, and a backdrop of Pikes Peak. Others on the list are the Eiffel Tower, and Mt Kilimanjaro!
The State of Colorado won the Communications Award for the #ColoradoByways campaign on Instagram. The campaign was a visual storytelling project that highlighted the history, landscapes, and wildlife along each of Colorado’s 26 scenic & historic byways.
“Colorado has 13 National Byways, more than any other state, so our Scenic and Historic Byways program is one of our prized assets,” said Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “To be recognized nationally, not just once but twice in one year for our program, is an honor we’re very proud of.”
About the Byways
There are 13 of Colorado’s 26 byways designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation as America’s Byways®, which gives Colorado more national designations than any other state. There are nearly 2,600 miles of roadway added.
Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways has been around since 1989.
VISIT these Web sites for more information:
==Colorado Byways website for visitors funded through History Colorado State Historical Fund.
Navigate the list of byways in the chart for major features and local chambers
==View the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Virtual Guide
Colorado is tops in most fun
Colorado ranks 23rd in Amusement Parks, 18th in Access to National Parks, 16th in Restaurants, 14th in Movie Theaters, 11th in Performing Arts, 11th in Fitness Centers, and 7th in Casinos. (WalletHub survey, 50 states, 26 key metrics).
Colorado ranked sixth in Entertainment and Recreation. It also ranked 20th in nightlife.