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Hi all. We've never been out to Colorado before but we're going out there this spring to see if we would like to live in Colorado Springs. We're going to be having a 13 month old and a 2 month old, or roundabouts (depends when we go). Like I said, we're totally not familiar with the area. Are there any places we absolutely have to see? We don't have a lot of money to spend after plane tickets and hotel and rental car (if we even do a rental car, I've heard the public transport is pretty good - is it?). Any advice?
 

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man there are some cool places here. I'd suggest getting out to hike at least one day. Many many are free, gorgeous places. Helen Hunt Falls comes to mind. It's a good time to move. Have you seen all the places on Homes.com? We're looking to buy our first home now and it's SO exciting because there are so many choices and everyone seems to be dying to sell.<br><br>
As far as visiting places with little kids...all the parks and outdoor stuff is free and the best of what colorado is about. If you are considering driving to the Peak, just know that many kids get sick. Most of ours were BORN here and still can't make it past 11,000 ft. Last summer I had FIVE barfing kids while trying to take my sister and nephew who were visiting on a trip. They should give refunds<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">.
 

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Depending on the weather there's lots to do outdoors, but also some indoor options. Drop me a private note if you'd like and I'll be happy to help you figure some stuff out before you get here! And maybe we can get together for lunch or the like. I organize a Mom's group so perhaps you might be up for something with a few of us so you can pick everyone's brains. Just some thoughts. :)<br><br>
Not sure about the public transportation, but I can ask the ladies in my group. :)
 

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I haven't used the metro transit, but have a friend that does all her errands on a bus w/ 2 kids under 3.<br>
Definitely Helen Hunt falls and Garden of the Gods-both beautiful and free. You can see great views from the car or hike as much or little as you want. It is colder by the falls than in town by 10-20 degrees when we've been. Don't know if it would be your kinda place, but the Focus on the Family visitor center has a great toddler room my DD loves! It's also free and not too busy on weekdays, though I've never attempted a Saturday.<br>
For cheaper airfare, I downloaded the ding program from southwest and watch it for great deals. Good luck! feel free to message me w/ questions. I've been in the Springs for about 15 mos.
 
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