Today, Norm Goldman, Editor of Sketchandtravel.com is pleased to have as our guest, Amy Long, Director of Marketing & Public Relations of Experience
Good day Amy and thank you for participating in our interview.
Amy, could you tell us what exactly your responsibilities are as director of marketing and public relations?
I have the distinct pleasure of communicating the many benefits of
If you were to choose eight unique wedding destinations in
*** Garden of the
*** Rock Ledge Ranch For small weddings in a natural western setting, the American Mother's Chapel (seats 15) is a great option. The cutest chapel you've ever seen!
*** Broadmoor Hotel This five-star hotel has a lake, outdoor patio and a variety of ballrooms and restaurants. Pamper yourself beforehand in the ultra luxurious spa.
***Cheyenne Canon Inn - The
***Rockledge Country Estate - A Manitou Springs Bed & Breakfast, this venue provides a private and peaceful destination for the discriminating wedding planner.
*** Crescent Lily B&B Located near downtown Colorado Springs, this 1989 Victorian Home is a great hotel alternative with ample room for your guests.
*** Flying W Ranch If you want to go totally western and have up to 1,200 guests, this is the place for you!
As a follow up, if were to choose eight unique romantic getaway venues in the
Broadmoor Hotel, Antler's Hilton, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Wyndham, Sheraton and Doubletree are all full-service properties where you can spend a romantic weekend and have everything you need right there on site.
Romantic B&Bs, all located in beautiful neighborhoods, serving delicious food include: Room at the
What is there to do in
***We have a
***Our Western heritage is well represented with the
***Native American culture is highlighted at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings and
***The Colorado Festival of World Theater is a summer event showcasing a variety of performances at multiple venues.
***We have two great rodeos each year The Ride for the Brand (July) and the
***Over the Labor Day weekend, you can see over 100 balloons ascend into the blue sky at the Colorado Balloon Festival.
***A variety of street festivals are held throughout the year, including Territory Days (May) and Spring Spree (June).
***And you have to see the annual Manitou Springs Fruit Cake Toss each January some have been recorded as traveling over 500 feet due to the high-tech launching devices. Our restaurants are fantastic and include something for every palette and budget.
How easy or difficult is it to travel around
If you're staying downtown, many attractions and museums would be within walking distance to your hotel. We also have a good bus system and a free downtown shuttle system to get where you need to go. To fully experience all that the city has to offer, a car is recommended, though it would take only about 20 minutes, maximum, to get to any location in
When is the best time to visit
The summer is our busiest season simply because family vacations, weddings and reunions typically occur in June, July and August. However, the spring and fall are great times to visit due to the weather (cool nights and warm days) and value pricing found at many hotels. Our quaking Aspens are a sight to behold in early October with their translucent yellow leaves shimmering in the sunlight against a rich blue sky.
Cost wise, how does
The quality of lodging and activities is amazing, considering our city population is less than 400,000. We have world-class full-service resort facilities, charming bed & breakfasts, dude ranches and retreat centers. The activities and attractions are second to none, and you'll probably have to come back again to experience all of it. We were recently named by Money Magazine as the number one big city in which to live. We feel that the factors that make us the best place to live also make us the best place to visit.
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