Along with Sicily, Tokyo, Lesotho, Uganda and Greenland, the New York Times selection of 52 places to visit in 2020 includes Colorado Springs at No. 13.

We know how special it is here and clearly, others agree. The Times Travel Desk researched and debated for almost four months to pick global destinations that would “inspire, delight and motivate.” They were seeking places that are “newly fresh and compelling,” plus not just “beautiful, amazing and culturally significant,” but also relevant for this year.

And there is much to draw attention to Colorado Springs in 2020. As the Times featured in its January announcement, the 60,000-square-foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is set to open this spring with a notable design by renowned New York-based architects who specialize in creative spaces. The new museum promises accessible and interactive engagement with advanced technologies to help people learn about the games, the athletes and their stories when visiting Olympic City USA, home to the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters and training centers.

Also opening this year is the new 38,000-square-foot visitor’s center atop Pikes Peak at 14,115 feet just west of Colorado Springs. Even with the demanding conditions at that altitude (currently the highest ongoing construction project in North America), work is on target for a November unveiling on one of the world’s most visited mountains with more than 600,000 annual guests.

Additionally, the Times noted the Springs’ growing local-based food scene, including fine dining at The Broadmoor. Whether you visit or live here, get in touch if you’d like to know more about the area or about selling or buying a home. You can reach Michael or Tim at 719-471-6200.