Check out our 10 tips for planning the perfect Vail summer vacation. From getting here and getting around to where to stay and what to wear, and of course, information on great events like Vail Oktoberfest, we've got you covered at

Outdoor Adventures

Road or Mountain Biking

On or off mountain, Vail has unbeatable biking trails and paths. Check out the Top Bike Rides In Vail.


You might be missing out if you don’t plan a mountainside stroll during your visit. From the Betty Ford Gardens to a heart-pumping hike, there’s a path for you in Vail. 

Scenic Gondola Rides

For a more leisurely outdoor excursion, ride the Gondola to the top of the mountain. The views are unbeatable! 


Check out the Vail Golf Club in East Vail, or Mini Golf in Lionshead for a golf experience at 8,200ft. 

Explore Vail Villages

Outdoor Amphitheater

The perfect spot to watch world-class performances in this stunning open-air theater. Don’t miss summer performances, concerts and much more.


Vail’s vibrant shopping experiences host everything from outdoor apparel, to high end art, to fine jewelry. View Vail Shopping.  

Dining & Drinking

Vail’s Best Patios

You don’t have to take a hike to drink in beautiful views in Vail. Check out our favorite patios in Vail for mountain views with a cold beverage in hand. 

Restaurants with Live Music

The Patios in Vail are often filled with music from local musicians. These restaurants regularly have live music!

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