Area Attractions

Resembling a cozy European village, Vail is a quaint mountain town about two hours west of Denver, Colorado, that offers visitors plenty of things to do. With heated, pedestrian-only walkways and half-timbered buildings housing fondue restaurants and upscale shops along the burbling Gore Creek, the village draws visitors from around the world—but the surrounding majestic mountains are the ultimate attraction. Vail Mountain is home to legendary ski terrain in the winter and incredible hiking and mountain biking trails during the summer, as well as whitewater rafting, fly fishing, and so much more.

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242 E Meadow Drive
Vail, Colorado, United States, 81657



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Where to Dine + Drink

Vail Brewing Company – Vail Village

The Vail Brewing Company in Vail, Colorado is a local craft brewery that offers a wide range of handcrafted beers made on-site. The brewery has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere and is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike to enjoy a cold beer and socialize

7 Hermits Brewing Company

7 Hermits Brewing in Eagle, Colorado is a family-owned brewery and taproom that offers a variety of craft beers, handcrafted pizza, and other pub fare. The brewery features a spacious and welcoming atmosphere and is a popular spot for locals and visitors to enjoy good food, great beer, and live music.

Family Destinations

Ice Skating at Solaris Plaza

Lace up your ice skates and go for a spin around the outdoor rink in Vail Village, located directly outside Solaris Plaza.

Pirate Ship Playground

The Pirate Ship Playground in Vail, Colorado is a popular family-friendly attraction that features a large wooden pirate ship structure complete with slides, ropes, and interactive features. It is located in the Lionshead Village area and provides a fun and imaginative play environment for kids.

Vail Nature Center

The Vail Nature Center in Vail, Colorado is an educational center and nature preserve that offers guided tours, interactive exhibits, and various outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. The center is situated on 7 acres of land and features hiking trails, a pond, and a variety of local wildlife.

Outdoor Recreation

Fly Fishing

Cast your fly-fishing line into a gold medal-designated trout fishery right here in Vail, where the Red Sandstone Creek enters the Gore Creek.

Whitewater Rafting

Choose from guided expeditions down the Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas Rivers, offering a range of excursions from tranquil float trips to heart-pounding whitewater adventures.

Adventure Ridge

Unleash the inner kid at Adventure Ridge, a snow park outfitted with ski bikes, a mountain coaster, rip-roaring tubing lanes and more. Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola.

Vail Mountain

With more than 5,000 acres to explore, including the legendary Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin, Vail Mountain is a skiers paradise in the true sense of the word. Rising 3,450 feet from base to summit and topping out at 11,570 feet above sea level, Vail Mountain's elevation creates epic ski conditions year after year.

Eagle Valley Trail

The Eagle Valley Trail in Vail, Colorado is a scenic multi-use trail that runs along the Eagle River and connects various towns in the valley. The trail is popular among hikers, bikers, and joggers, and offers stunning views of the mountains and the river.