Things to Do in Vail

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.

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company

227 Bridge Street, Vail
(970) 524-2580

Named with a nod to the famed 10th Mountain Division soldiers who trained nearby to fight historic mountain battles in WWII, Vail's 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company is a premier distillery with a beautiful tasting room that overlooks Gore Creek in Vail Village. Here you'll be able to taste and purchase the company's whiskey, vodka, cordial and moonshine products crafted from locally sourced ingredients.... read more

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Alpine Arts Center

280 Main Street, Unit C-101, Edwards
(970) 926-2732

Alpine Arts Center is a hub of creativity located smack dab in the middle of the Vail Valley. For those who want to try their hand at artistic mediums such as ceramics, drawing, graphic design, jewelry making, painting, photography, sculpture and general arts and crafts, the center offers an array of classes, workshops and drop-in sessions for artists of all levels and ages. If you're... read more

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Mountain Resort Concierge

Beaver Creek Thing to Do
PO Box 2953, Vail
(970) 460-4719

Mountain Resort Concierge is a luxury management company that offers one-stop shopping for all of your vacation needs. The goal of the company is to exceed the expectations of customers by providing an all-in-one hospitality experience. Just book your accommodations, and Mountain Resort Concierge will contract third party vendors to handle the details. Services range from restaurant reservations to plane flights, child care to concert... read more

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Vail Segway Tours

Vail Thing to Do
254 Bridge Street, Vail
(800) 800-0424

If you are looking for a new way to see Vail, consider Vail Segway Tours. At Vail Segway Tours you can take a tour of the town of Vail and see everything entirely via Segway, regardless of your age or endurance level. This is an environmentally clean, green and fun way to explore the Rocky Mountains while having your own personal mode of transportation. During... read more

If you are looking for a new way to see Vail, consider Vail Segway Tours.... read more

Vail Wheel Base

610 W. Lionshead Circle, Vail
(970) 476-5799

Since 1992 Vail Wheel Base has been providing both front and full-suspension mountain bikes, downhill bikes, free-ride bikes, kids' bikes, child carts and hybrid and comfort bikes. This family-owned operation also offers customized tours, ranging from family friendly to high adventure and challenging. You also rent a full line of bikes as well as purchase accessories in the store. Stop by the friendly shop, right in... read more

Since 1992 Vail Wheel Base has been providing both front and full-suspension mountain bikes, downhill... read more