Summer is drawing to a close, but there’s still time for one last road trip, no? For our latest edition of Travel Bug, we zipped over to southern Colorado to ask Rachel of Smile and Wave to give us her best tour of Colorado Springs.
Rachel stopped by The Garden of the Gods, a local nature park, to snap her outfit photo! She picked the You Look Migrate Dress, Neighborhood Travel Wedge, and You Look Migrate Sunglasses for her tour outfit.
1. Leechpit Vintage. “Leechpit corners the market on affordable vintage in Colorado Springs, with selections ranging from the ’40s to the ’90s. They also buy and trade, which is a great way to change out my wardrobe without spending a ton. Their record selection is also notable for offering only the best classic rock, punk, and hair bands.”
2. The Penny Arcade. “This spot in Manitou Springs — just west of Old Colorado City — boasts the best vintage arcade games from the ’40s to ’70s as well as the prettiest old photo booth for miles. The building that houses the oldest games has love meters, burlesque viewing machines (hehe), every pinball game you can imagine, and a handful of wizards like the one from the movie Big. Zoltar, anyone? There’s plenty of games for the kids but it’s also a fun date night spot in the evenings with twinkle lights lining the nearby creek that rolls through town, natural springs to drink from, and great custard a few blocks away.”
3. Barracuda Bazaar. “This shop in Old Colorado City aims to please. Their selection of beautiful clothing is both on-trend and affordable, and their vintage decor makes for a truly fun shopping experience.”
4. Shuga’s. “I heard about this place before we moved to town and it’s quickly become our favorite eatery. The hardest choice is whether we should enjoy their sandwiches and the best americanos in town inside, under the aqua paper crane display, or outside, among the mismatched fiberglass chairs and open piano.”
5. Envi. ”Located in Old Colorado City right next to Barracuda Bazaar, Envi offers an artistic selection of colorful retail as well as handmade items from local aritsts. The styling of their shop is what will keep me going back. I keep getting ideas for my own home!”
Have you been to Colorado Springs? What would you add to the list?