There are so many things to do in Vail that you better start planning … now! It’s no secret the great outdoors beckons here – bluebird skies, low humidity and hundreds of activities. If you can imagine doing it, the activity is probably offered here in Vail. Start making a list now of all the Vail activities that interest you, and you’ll be able to check them off in no time.
Take a hike on one of the many mountain trails. Feeling more adventurous? Hop on a mountain bike and test your technical skills on singletrack. Hire a guide or visit the area stables for another perspective on the trails via horseback.
Why not try out hot-air ballooning, hiking, bicycling, walking, ziplining, riding the alpine coaster, bungee jumping, bowling and mini-golfing. Or get moving with favorite things to do in Vail, such as tennis, golf, pickleball, running and mountain bike races and sports leagues. Hire a guide for a white-water adventure, standup paddleboarding or fossil exploring. Come winter, the Vail activities change but there are just as many to choose from. No one will whine that there is nothing to do in Vail, that’s for sure. Snowboarding, skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, hockey – the options are endless.
Vail Things to Do: Beyond the Sweat
Of course, not every Vail activity requires toned muscles and sweat! The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater hosts a slew of events from symphonies and orchestras to the Vail International Dance Festival, free concerts and even an occasional outdoor movie. Adjacent to the amphitheater, stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, absorb the splendor of this high-altitude garden. Add in a jazz festival and bluegrass concerts. Keep your ear tuned and you’ll hear that most genres of music are available.
The Vail Public Library offers all sorts of things to do in Vail for kids and adults all year round. Check them out. Kids won’t be bored at the Imagination Station, which is designed for the littlest of creators. Explore, imagine and create your way through Vail.
Don’t forget to leave a little bit (or a whole lot) of time to get a treatment, or several, at one of the renowned spas. Soak in 10,000-year-old mud or plump up with a hydrating facial.