Aside from skiing and snowboarding, here are six great things to do in Vail this winter. This is a list of our favorite activities for the people taking a day off the hill or the folks that are here to enjoy the stress-less Mountains. Vacations, after all, should be a relaxing time where we loose the stress of the real world.
1.Food Tours/Booze & Brew tours:
Not only is it Our Favorite off-hill activity but everyone who takes a food or brew tour is happy that they spent some time with us. Vail Valley Food Tours offers a 3 hour lunch tour that guides guests through the history and culinary exploits of this fantastic town. Guests receive a moderate lunch, entertaining stories and sometimes a cocktail or two. What more do want on vacation?
Our Booze and brews tour is an activity for the Apres ski crowd. Everyone loves a beer or cocktail after skiing. Why not take a ride and check out the local Distillery and Breweries? Sample as much as you like because we do the driving. Transportation is included! So hop on the van and explore why Colorado is home to the best craft breweries and distilleries!
Enough Self Promotion!
Life is stressful, vacation should not be. Try spending a few hours at the spa. Take in some massages or a facial. Relax in the hot tub, or get a little workout in one of the many classes around town. Here are our favorite spas: The Alegria, inside the Hyatt Beaver Creek. The Four Seasons, Vail. This spa has some bourbon treatments for the men! The Vail Athletic Club, in the Vail mountain Lodge. This spa hosts some of the most variety of activities and spa treatments.
Not only the variety of tee shirt shops in Vail village but head out of town a bit to find some unique stores. The town of Edwards has a some fun restaurants and stores set in a nice little river-walk. Minturn has a quaint town with local shops. Just a short drive in either direction art the towns of Siverthorn and Glenwood springs which
Why not take in a movie? Although not a unique or different activity, movies can be a great chill activity with the family. Riverwalk Theater in Edwards now serves up some beer, wine and pizza from our local Village Bagel shop. Now the adults have no excuses to not enjoy the show.
The Back bowl in Eagle is the economical choice with a full menu and bar. There is a small arcade as well so make sure you bring some change for the air hockey. Bol is in Vail village and also hosts a full bar and menu. This place id more upscale and worth every penny. The food and cocktails are fantastic as well as the atmosphere. With only ten lanes of bowling, you should make a reservation to ensure that you get one.
6. Hot springs.
Glenwood springs hosts two hot spring options only forty five minutes away. One spring is where Doc Holiday spent some time and the other is more of a boutique spring. Steamboat Springs is almost a two hour drive but the spring at Strawberry Park is one of the best that I have ever been to. They have watsu massage and cabins for overnight stays. Just be sure you have good tires or chains since the road gets pretty sketchy in the winter.
Regardless of your reasons for staying in Vail, there are plenty of activities all year long. From athletic adventures to relaxing by the pool and eating and drinking the town, you will have the time of your life in the mountains.