Searching for a great new place to take your family on vacation? Look no further than Vail, CO. Here, you’ll find the perfect destination for an active, fun, and family-friendly vacation. Whether you’re looking for a summer or winter getaway, Colorado has plenty to offer for all seasons. Check out these hot spots for the best of Vail.
Après-Ski: Conveniently located at the base of the Vista Bahn lift, Los Amigos is the perfect post for some margaritas and appetizers at the end of a long ski day. As you and your friends sip your drinks, take in the gorgeous view of Vail mountain and enjoy a few good-natured laughs at the expense of your fellow skiers taking a little tumble at the icy end of “Head First.” If you choose to end your day in Lionshead, go to the Tavern on the Square. Order a cold, refreshing beer and the American Antipasto plate to share. With Colorado signatures like game sausages and homemade elk jerky, this taste of the Rockies is sure to hit the spot.
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. Across the street, the boutique Roxy (NOT the surfing brand!) offers everything from Michael Stars t-shirts to cashmere sweaters. This trendy shop also has a few racks for kids and juniors, so it’s the perfect destination for some Mommy-daughter shopping or to pick up a nice present to bring home.
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 LA stores: