“Like No Place On Earth”
Is there anywhere more picturesque than Vail? Set within White River National Forest at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail is both a winter wonderland and summer vacation destination.
Though nicknamed “the kind of American ski resorts”, Vail is so much more than just a skiing destination. Yes, winter sports are the reason most people come to Vail; with 5,000 acres of gorgeous skiing why wouldn’t it be? However, this alpine city is filled with attractions and activities to do all year round.
Once the snow melts, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is one of the most beautiful destinations around, with its high-altitude, color-popping beauty. If you’re a hiker, the Holy Cross and Eagles Nest Wilderness Areas are both must-see locations. If you want to be in awe of Vail’s beauty, but hiking isn’t your thing, The Eagle Bahn Gondola will bring you to the top of Vail Mountain for an absolutely breathtaking panorama of the entire valley.
Vail is the destination for all-things outdoors, but the town is also a culinary destination, with favorites including Flame, Sweet Basil, and Mountain Standard. The town is also a hub for cultural events and festivals. Vail is home to the Vail Film Festival, Vail International Dance Festival, US Burton Open, Taste of Vail, and Bravo! Vail, featuring the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Orchestra; the mountains and valley really do come alive with the sound of music.
Whether you come to Vail to create a winter holiday somewhere out of a movie, to revel in the stunning natural beauty, to explore shops and restaurants, or to dabble in the arts, the town is always ready with open arms, no matter the season!