THINGS TO DO IN VAIL

One of the U.S.’s most famous resort retreats, Vail offers something for everyone, from abundant natural sites to fine dining and world-class shopping.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Fly-Fishing: Vail Valley Anglers

Fly fishing is one of the most popular activities during summer visits to Vail. Expert guides from Vail Valley Anglers offer a variety of guided trips, including private outings. Fishing trips include transportation and gear. Guides from Vail Valley Anglers will also offer a special fly fishing demonstration during the Annual Meeting’s Coffee and Casting event.

Location: 97 Main St E102, Edwards, CO 81632
Distance: 12.6 miles, 18 minute car ride
Website: www.vailvalleyanglers.com

 Golf: Vail Golf Club

Highlighted by views of the Gore Mountain Range, Vail’s mountain-style, 18-hole course features unique fairways, smooth putting surfaces and a scenic layout amidst the White River National Forest.

Location: 1775 Sunburst Dr, Vail, CO 81657
Distance: 3.6 miles, 10 minute car ride
Website: www.vailrec.com

 Hiking: Vail Nature Center

A 1940s farmhouse, perched between an alpine meadow and the forested bank of Gore Creek, houses the Vail Nature Center. This seven-acre facility, in the heart of Vail, is a tranquil gem whose knowledgeable staff hosts informative bird, wildflower and beaver pond hikes.

Location: 601 Vail Valley Dr, Vail, CO 81657
Distance: 2.9 miles, 9 minute car ride
Website: www.walkingmountains.org/locations/vail-nature-center

Hiking: Walking Mountain Science Center

This 10-acre nature center includes a learning campus, as well as a stream, wetlands, pond, aspen forest and National Forest access. It provides both guided and open hiking trails, bird walks, and more.

Location: 318 Walking Mountains Ln, Avon, CO 81620
Distance: 8.7 miles, 13 minute car ride
Website: www.walkingmountains.org

Outdoor Activities: Epic Discovery Adventure Center

One location, multiple thrilling activities: the Epic Discovery center offers multiple outdoor activities and attractions, including adventure courses, ziplines, a mountain coaster, tubing hills, a climbing wall, and much more.

Location: Top of Vail Mountain, Vail, CO 81657
Distance: 2.2 miles, 8 minute car ride
Website: https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/activities-and-events/epic-discovery/epic-discovery.aspx


MUSEUMS, SHOPPING AND ATTRACTIONS

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is an internationally acclaimed botanic garden known for its alpine horticulture, education and conservation. It is the highest elevation botanical garden in the world.

Location: Ford Park, Vail CO
Distance: 2.6 miles, 9 minute car ride
Website: bettyfordalpinegardens.org

Colorado Snowsports Museum and Snowboard Club Hall of Fame

The Colorado Snowsports Museum celebrates snow sports by telling stories that inspire others to seek adventure. This attraction features exhibits on the history of snow sports.

Location: 231 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657
Distance: 2.1 miles, 6 minute car ride
Website: www.snowsportsmuseum.org

Shopping

The three Vail villages boast more than 150 shops, including jewelry stores, art galleries, clothing boutiques, and much more. Be sure to stop in at the Golden Bear, which sells gold jewelry in an iconic, exclusive bear design.

Website: https://www.vail.com/explore-the-resort/during-your-stay/shopping.aspx

Vail Valley Food Tours: Brewery Tour

Sample the local flavors of Colorado by taking a guided walking tour through the Vail valley. Food tours are available, as are brewery and distillery tours.

Location: 352 E Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657
Distance: 2.3 miles, 7 minute car ride
Website: www.vailvalleyfoodtours.com


ENTERTAINMENT

Bravo! Vail Music Festival

The Bravo! Vail Music Festival features chamber music and professional orchestras from all over the country.  During the Annual Meeting, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will present a selection of works by Beethoven.

Location: Gerald R. Ford Ampitheater, 530 S Frontage Rd. E., Vail, CO 81657
Distance: 2.8 miles, 10 minute car ride
Website: www.bravovail.org

Summer Bluegrass Series

On Wednesday, June 26, the annual Vail Summer Bluegrass series kicks off its summer concert season with a performance by the Trout Steak Revival. The concert is free to attend and features a mountain view, in addition to live music.

Location: Arrabelle at Vail Square, 675 Lionshead Pl., Vail, CO 81657
Distance: 1.1 miles, 5 minute car ride
Website: www.vailbluegrass.com