The city of Manitou Springs continues to be of interest to travelers because of the abundance of downtown shops, restaurants, and pubs.  The Creekside City Park offers a children's playground made from unusual materials.  For the locals, an abundance of festivals and events throughout the year make this a fun, family friendly place to live.  Manitou Springs is best known for its scenic landscapes, cool mountain air, healing mineral springs, hiking trails and welcoming spirit.