From ziplining and alpine coasters to hot air balloon rides, mountain adventure is easy to come by in Vail. To take the stress out of vacation planning, use this ready-to-go vacation guide put together by locals who know the destination best. You’ll strike the perfect balance between downtime and “go” time too. Here’s a sample vacation itinerary of one of the days:
8:00am: Whip up a family breakfast and chat about the activities you’re most excited for as you dine in. Fresh veggie egg wraps make for a quick and satisfying start to the day.
9:30am: Pack a backpack with snacks and water for the family and hike up the mountain – as far as you like - for a refreshing and exhilarating morning.
12:00pm: Stop and have lunch at the top of the mountain at Bistro Fourteen, named after the view of the fourteen-thousand-foot Mount of the Holy Cross. This spot offers casual, sit-down dining with a full bar. Insider Tip: Take the Eagle Bahn Gondola if you’re not up for the hike.
6:00pm: After working up a sweat, head back to your rental to get ready for dinner. Indulge at Vail Chophouse – the stunning mountain views of the Vail Valley rival the delectable menu offerings. Insider Tip: Try their incredible oysters and succulent seafood.
8:00pm: After dinner, have the grandparents watch the kids and head to the CineBistro movie theatre in Vail Village. Relax and have a drink while catching a new flick.