Gary Clair

May17th

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While most people flock to Vail during the winter months for its world-class skiing and snowboarding, this quaint Colorado mountain town is also an exceptional summer vacation destination. Nestled high in the majestic Rocky Mountains, Vail offers a cornucopia of fun things to see and do during the summer months. Before you set off on your Rocky Mountain adventure, be sure to keep these tips in mind:

WHAT TO DO:

  • Epic Discovery – Thrill seekers will appreciate all of the activities available at Epic Discovery. Visitors can experience the zip line, tubing hills, alpine coaster, climbing walls, bungee trampoline, and much more at this mountaintop adventure destination.
  • Vail Nature Center – Moderate temperatures and a host of majestic natural scenery beckon you to get outside and connect with Mother Nature in Vail. The Vail Nature Center is the ideal place to start your day of exploration. Simply pick up a trail map and get started on your journey!
  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens – The warm summer months are the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of the world’s highest botanical garden. Families can pick up a Treasure Hunt card to participate in a self-guided scavenger hunt. You will be blown away by the bursting colors and beautiful blooms at this Vail gem.

WHERE TO STAY:

  • The Arrabelle at Vail Square – The premium hotel is conveniently located right in the middle of Vail Square, giving you easy access to all of the area’s best dining and shopping opportunities. The rooftop pool makes The Arrabelle a tremendous place to relax in Vail during the summer.
  • Vail Marriott Mountain Resort – Located at the base of Vail Mountain, this resort boasts an upscale restaurant, a lively pub, a casual pizzeria, a therapeutic spa, and much more.
  • Gore Creek Properties – If you are traveling with a larger group, consider Gore Creek Properties¬†for the ultimate Vail vacation rental for your tip. Choose from unique homes and condos to accommodate you during your stay.

WHERE TO EAT:

  • Mountain Standard – This trendy gastropub is a great place to relax after a day spent exploring all that Vail has to offer. Nosh on specialties such as the Rocky Mountain trout, the corned pork shank, and the sausage stuffed quail.
  • Sweet Basil – This Vail institution is known for its modern fare that highlights the freshest flavors of the season. Diners will enjoy Colorado lamb sirloin, Loch Duart salmon, mushroom risotto, and more in an upscale dining room.

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