72 Hours in Vail & Beaver Creek

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Luxurious resorts, culinary wonders and a drop-dead gorgeous Colorado landscape make the towns of Vail and Beaver Creek the ideal place for a day of serene pleasure.

Sustainability Activity
Travel Like a Local
Day
1
Activity
Scenic Gondola Ride

New this summer, kids 12 and under ride free with an adult purchase of a Scenic Ride Ticket, allowing the whole family to experience magical views of the Vail Valley and access to Epic Discovery — the ultimate family playground.

chef daniel's shrimp po'boy photo
Lunch
Loaded Joe's
Cozy, casual venue with coffee & sandwiches during the day & beer, wine & music at night.
Activity
Hike Berrypicker Trail on Vail Mountain

This intermediate trail winds down from Mid-Vail or Eagle's Nest to Vail Village or Lionshead. 3.2 miles (5.1 km), 2–3 hours one way.

Dinner
Game Creek Restaurant
Game Creek Restaurant offers a delectable, five-star, distinctive American cuisine
Activity
The Red Lion
Vibrant spot for live entertainment & upscale American cuisine including burgers, steak & barbecue.
Lodging
The Arrabelle at Vail Square
Experience The Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail, Colorado. When it comes to Vail hotels, we will exceed your expectations.
Day
2
Breakfast
The Little Diner
Breakfast classics from morning-to-afternoon, plus hearty lunches in snug digs with counter dining.
Activity
Game Creek Zipline Tour
Experience the Game Creek Zipline Tour, which also includes all-day access to the Ultimate Adventure Pass. Fly through and above the forest…
Lunch
Up the Creek Bar & Grill
Welcome to our delightful creekside restaurant overlooking the beautiful Vail scenery. We offer a selection of reasonably priced appetizers,…
Activity
Epic Discovery Activities

Zip, fly, tour, tube: how will you discover Vail Mountain? With adventure courses, ziplines, a mountain coaster and much more, the options are endless at Epic Discovery, the ultimate playground.

Dinner
Mountain Standard
Stylish, upmarket gastropub offering New American fare, beers, bourbons & more in a woody space.
Activity
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is an internationally acclaimed botanic gardens known for its alpine horticulture, education and conservation. Located…
Lodging
The Arrabelle at Vail Square
Experience The Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail, Colorado. When it comes to Vail hotels, we will exceed your expectations.
Day
3
Breakfast
Flame Restaurant
Framed by dramatic vaulted beamed ceilings inspired by nearby Vail Mountain, Flame restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Vail celebrates the iconic…
Activity
Beaver Creek Stables
If you're looking for that perfect outdoor adventure on your Vail or Beaver Creek summer vacation, look no further. Beaver Creek Stables operates…
Insider's Tip
Have Lunch Along Your Ride

Bring along a picnic lunch for a pit-stop during your ride with Beaver Creek Stables.

Activity
Beaver Creek Wine Excursions
Discover a luxurious alpine experience through Beaver Creek's Wine Excursions. Relish the stunning mountain views by way of a 4x4 Mountain Adventure…
Dinner
Grouse Mountain Grill
Contemporary Regional cuisine, award winning wine menu, amazing ski slop views, fireplace, live music seasonally.
Activity
Red Sky Ranch and Golf Club
Red Sky is nestled near the legendary Vail and Beaver Creek Mountain Resorts.
Lodging
Pines Lodge, A RockResort
A Rock Resort with 60 guest rooms. Slope-side at Beaver Creek.