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.

Nova Guides

7088 Highway 24, Red Cliff
(719) 486-2656

If you're looking to enjoy a wide array of classic Colorado activities, Nova Guides in Red Cliff is your one-stop spot. During the summer take a jeep or ATV tour, enjoy whitewater rafting or fishing or even try out the popular paintball. In winter take a guided snowmobile tour or a top of the Rockies tour in a snow coach. In addition Nova Guides has a... read more

If you're looking to enjoy a wide array of classic Colorado activities, Nova Guides in Red... read more

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