Vail Blog

The Vail Valley offers the best of several worlds: It’s a world-class tourist destination and also a conglomeration of laid-back mountain towns. It’s set in some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the country but also boasts upscale hotels, restaurants and shopping options. It combines a deeply local aesthetic with a world-class reputation. And the Vail Valley information presented in this blog will help you appreciate it all.

Regardless of whether you’re new to the area or a born-and-raised local, the Vail Valley information presented here will help acquaint you with the ins and outs of the area and point you toward the enormous amount of fun, entertainment and engaging activities offered throughout the valley. Consider this blog your friendly, local and intimately informed source for all things Vail Valley. Regardless of the season, our blog will keep you up to date on the latest happenings and exciting activities and events throughout the region. It will give you a sense of what the locals are excited about and steer you toward activities you truly won’t want to miss.

Empower Yourself with Vail Valley Information

Use this blog to stay updated on Vail Valley information that matters to you. From the hottest events around to obscure attractions you’ll be glad to have seen, this blog will keep you in the know about all things Vail Valley. Pore over past and present blog posts to learn more about the area and plan your night and weekend outings. And then get outside and go exploring!

Featured Blog

5 Great Pet-Friendly Patios Near Vail

By Tracey Flower | Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Colorado is a pretty pet-friendly place overall, and the Vail Valley follows suit with options for pet-friendly lodging, shopping and, of course, dining. If you find yourself in or around Vail with your favorite four-legged buddy in tow, I recommend checking out one of these pet-friendly patios. Photo: Courtesy of... Read More

4 Great Date-Night Dining Options Near Vail

By Tracey Flower | Tuesday, September 10, 2019
I love a good dinner date. Of all life’s simple joys, it’s one of my all-time favorites. Picking the perfect restaurant is, of course, critical to the success of any date-night dining experience, so here are some of my Vail Valley favorites. You bring the someone special, and these four spots will bring the atmosphere... Read More

Check Out These Vail Bars For Great Live Music

By Tracey Flower | Wednesday, September 4, 2019
There are dozens of bars and restaurants in and around Vail that feature live music, but these four spots are my personal tried and true favorites.   Photo: Courtesy Shakedown Bar The Red Lion 304 Bridge Street, Vail Best for: a lively après scene The Red Lion is a Vail institution. It’s the first place I ever... Read More

Hidden Gems for Your Upcoming Vail Vacation

By Caitlin Row | Monday, August 12, 2019
Want to explore Vail like a local? Here's your chance. Check out these fun tips for activities in Vail. Hike to Lionshead Rock A hike up to Lionshead Rock (the namesake for Lionshead Village) is a must-do during summer! This out-and-back hike near Minturn, Colorado, is moderate, with steep ups and beautiful views. I... Read More

A Vail Guide to Summer Picnicking

By Caitlin Row | Monday, August 12, 2019
Whether enjoyed in the middle of a hike or as a standalone activity at one of the beautiful Vail parks, outdoor meals are a favorite Vail Valley summer activity. Sourcing and packing the ultimate picnic is an art form, and here are some ideas to make your next Vail picnic a memorable one. Pick up Sandwiches  Avon... Read More

Check Out These Gluten-Free-Friendly Restaurants Near Vail

By Anonymous | Friday, August 9, 2019
Dining out when you're gluten-free, or at least on a gluten-reduced diet, can be challenging – especially on vacation when indulgence is paramount. As a fellow gluten-free devotee, I know the struggle is real. Here are four restaurants that do a good job with gluten-free requests and are simply delicious! Check ahead... Read More