The Best of Vail
Collected by Holly Upper, AFAR Local Expert
For a change of pace, head over to Vail and discover new runs, restaurants, and scenery
675 Lionshead Pl, Vail, CO 81657, USA
We all have a mental image of upscale European alpine villages from countless spy movies and Vogue fashion shoots. There’s the little café with etched glass and women sipping Alsace with perfect hair and puffy parkas. The men are capable sorts,...
231 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657, USA
Just off of I-70 in the town of Vail is the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum. It contains artifacts from Olympians and provides the history of Vail Ski Resort. It also has a gallery dedicated to the famed ski troops of the 10th Mountain Division...
Vail, CO 81657, USA
The top Ski runs to hit at Vail Game Creek Bowl- Dealer's Choice run Sun Up Bowl - get some untracked snow in the trees by Yonder and Over Yonder runs Blue Ox, Highline, Prima, Riva Ridge and Rogers Run - best runs on the front side Blue Sky Basin...
Piney Lake, Colorado, USA
The Upper Piney trail is about a 12-mile roundtrip hike through aspen and evergreen trees. You can cut it in half by turning around at the picturesque waterfall about 3 miles in. Beyond the falls the trail gets steeper the closer you get to Upper...
82 E Beaver Creek Blvd Suite 104, Avon, CO 81620, USA
Loaded Joe’s looks like a modern cafe with garage doors that open to a deck. But those doors also open to gorgeous views of Beaver Creek Resort. The cafe features local artists on the walls and has a sound stage for musicians. Top it off with a...
414 W Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon, CO 81620, USA
Harry A. Nottingham Park is a beautiful 48-acre open space with walking trails and tennis courts. Adding to ambience is the lake, which is presently undergoing major repair work. In the summer you can rent paddle boats and in the winter go ice...
55 Village Rd, Beaver Creek, CO 81620, USA
This restaurant is one of the best in Beaver Creek, and features French/Belgian cooking and fine wine. While it's a fine dining experience, it's also family friendly, with a separate children's menu. It’s located inside a charming old home.
Beaver Creek, CO 81620, USA
Hiking in and around Avon is nothing short of spectacular. Beaver Creek Resort offers guided tours along with transportation and gear rentals. If you’re new to the area, the possibilities can be overwhelming, so professional advice might be a good...
The Riverwalk 27 Main Street, #101, Edwards, CO 81632, USA
My wife and I first ate here during the wintertime and were throughly impressed with the homemade pasta and sophisticated decor. In the summertime, there’s a nice patio overlooking the river. And, yes, there’s a bocce court where you can learn a...
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