Things to Do in Vail

The Vail Valley

Whether you’re looking for a ski-in, ski-out Vail condo rental or a lavish and modern mountain estate, this celebrated Colorado resort won’t disappoint. The mountain has some of most expansive backcountry terrain in the country, but also features wide open corduroy trails for families. Come summer, the valley becomes a hub for summer activities like rafting, climbing, hiking, and cycling, making the Vail Valley a truly spectacular destination any time of the year.

The neighborhoods of Vail

Breathtaking homes that line the prestigious Forest Road. Estates on the Vail Golf Club that have endless views of the Gore Valley. Ski-in, ski-out Vail condos with amazing amenities. Choose which area of Vail is ideal for you and your family, and we’ll help you plan an unforgettable mountain vacation.

What To Do in Vail

What you choose to do during your stay in the Vail Valley really depends on the time of year you visit. The unforgettable skiing and snowboarding opportunities are the most obvious in the colder months. But for those looking to diversify their mountainside vacation, here are few of favorites we feel you need to know about.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Stay at one of our Vail rentals and you'll be minutes from the largest ski and snowboard resort in Colorado. To learn more about the mountain, purchase tickets, or plan your vacation, look here.

Outdoor Adventures

The area boasts everything from river rafting and kayaking tours to horseback riding, hiking, biking, and more.

Indoor Undertakings

From kid fun to wine tastings to luxury spas and beyond, there’s plenty to do when you want to escape the cold.

Sol y Ski

The Sol y Ski festival takes place during Spain's annual Semana Santa. For two weeks in March and April, the resort hosts races and events, concerts, local eateries, and more to create a fantastic family-friendly atmosphere in the last few weeks of ski season.

Burton U.S. Open

The longest-running professional snowboarding competition in the world, it’s a week-long event of unforgettable excitement. Learn more

Vail Holidaze

Filled with family activities and general festive fun, it features various events throughout the month of December. Learn more

GoPro Mountain Games

The country’s largest celebration of outdoor adventure sports, music and the arts in June. Learn more


A favorite of beer lovers everywhere, get a little taste of Munich in Vail Village in the fall. Learn more

Vail Jazz

An ongoing venture that features excellent music culminates with some exquisite food for an extraordinary cause. Learn more

Where to eat in Vail

The Vail Valley is filled with delectable dining options for all tastes and speeds of life. Choose between a few of our favorites when you’re on the go or have time for a more of classic, fine-dining experience.

Westside Cafe

Some of the best comfort food in town, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Learn more

Northside Kitchen

Great food at affordable prices, all in happy atmosphere that’s always family friendly. Learn more

Yeti's Grind

A city-style coffee house that also serves delicious pastries, salads and sandwiches. Learn more


An innovative menu inspired by an American style with Latin influences in a modern lodge-like setting. Learn more


Focused on seasonal foods with high quality ingredients, it puts a new spin on classic American cuisine. Learn more

Campo De Fiori

The spot for authentic Italian dishes and an extensive wine list, all in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Learn more

Prepare Ahead of Time

Things to know ~ Before you go

  • Plan on dining in? FOODsmith Vail can provide a personal chef and offered variety of delivered meal options.
  • Leaving the car at home? Eagle County Airport is just minutes from Vail. 
  • Wondering how you’ll get around? There’s a frequent in-town shuttle in Vail and Eagle County provides bus service from the Transportation Center.
  • Traveling with children? Ask your vacation consultant about our trusted local nanny services. 
  • New to elevation this high? Prepare accordingly. Drink lots of water ahead of time, wear sunscreen of at least 30 SPF, and use caution when consuming alcohol or marijuana.