Searching for a great new place to take your family on vacation? Look no further than Vail. Just two hours of scenic driving to the mountains will take you to the perfect destination for an active, fun, and family-friendly vacation. Whether you’re looking for a summer or winter weekend getaway, Vail has plenty to offer for all seasons. Check out these hot spots for the best of the village.
Après-Ski: Right at the base of the Vista Bahn lift, Los Amigos is the perfect spot to meet up with friends for some margaritas, chips, and guac at the end of a long ski day. As you and your friends defrost, recap the day’s runs while nursing your delicious drinks and munching on apps. Brave the cold again once you’ve warmed up and head out to their mountain-front patio for gorgeous views of Vail mountain and prime views of the comedy show: your fellow skiers taking a little tumble at the icy end of “Head First.”
Shop: Pano is a great little boutique in the Vail Village with unique clothing and cool leather jewelry that you would only find in Colorado.
Lunch: A Vail staple, Blu’s is a great destination for casual, unique American dining. In the summertime, enjoy your meal on the outdoor patio as you people-watch and listen to the calming sounds of the flowing creek.
Dine: The warm, rustic décor and homemade pastas of Campo de Fiori will transform family dinner in the mountains into an authentic Italian experience you and your taste buds won’t soon forget. On the mountain, there’s no better lunch experience than Smokehouse. Their beef brisket with their signature BBQ sauce is phenomenal and the chili holds the title of Vail’s best.
Do: The obvious-ski or snowboard the Back Bowls. The views and the powder are unbeatable. Head up to Adventure Ridge at the top of the Lionshead gondola for tubing in the winter and a myriad of activities in the summer.
Stock up on all of your mountain goods at one of these local Denver stores: