Things to Do in Vail & Beaver Creek

Double down on mountainside fun ~ Vail and Beaver Creek, CO

The Area

A laid-back locale ~ Filled with endless mountain adventures

Whether you’re staying in one of the area’s ski-in ski-out Vail rentals or you opt for a remote cabin to serve as your Beaver Creek lodging, you’re never far from all the action these mountains offer. That’s because these signature Colorado ski resorts are situated just about a 20-minute drive apart, providing you with a concentrated outdoor adventure setting...that’s always concentrating on their visitors’ all-season delight.

The Neighborhoods

Four distinct communities ~ All on a short stretch of Colorado highway

When it comes to Beaver Creek and Vail lodging, you basically have four neighborhoods from which to choose: Arrowhead, Cordillera, Vail, and Beaver Creek. All are located along a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 70 in Colorado, providing you with rarified access to multiple ski resorts whether you choose to stay in the thick of things or just off the beaten path.

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What To Do

Experience a myriad of activities ~ At all times of the year

What you choose to do during your stay in the Vail and Beaver Creek area 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.

Activities

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Skiing & Snowboarding

Choose from one of the country’s largest ski areas in Vail, or the calmer hills of Beaver Creek.

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Outdoor Adventures

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

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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.

Events

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Beaver Creek Culinary Weekend

Held every January, this is your chance to dine on exquisite cuisine, taste some wine, and hobnob with celebrity chefs. Learn more

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Burton U.S. Open

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

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Vail Holidaze

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

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GoPro Mountain Games

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

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Oktoberfest

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

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Vail Jazz

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

Where To Eat

From the casual grab-and-go ~ To high-end dining experiences

The Vail and Beaver Creek area 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.

Casual Favorites

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Westside Cafe

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

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Northside Kitchen

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

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Yeti's Grind

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

Reservations Recommended

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Pendulum

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

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Splendido

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

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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 and Beaver Creek. 
  • 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 with service to both Vail and Beaver Creek.
  • 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.

Still Have Questions?

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