Vacation Guide for Vail, Colorado | Sample Itinerary

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:

Vacation Guide for Vail

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.

1:30pm: Stay at the top of the mountain and zip, fly, tour or tube! Epic Discovery is the ultimate playground with adventure courseszip lines, a mountain coaster and more.

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.

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