Vail, a succession of villages spread out along a valley floor, is well known for its world-class skiing but this affluent resort is also a popular summer destination.
Vail is the largest ski resort in the United States, and the second largest in the Western Hemisphere behind Whistler. The pristine mountain setting, immaculately kept lawns and pedestrian streets lined with special boutiques, art galleries, sports shops and restaurants give it a chocolate box charm.
Getting out of town is all important though, and one of the best ways to explore the region is to take the gondola up the mountain to get a spectacular perspective of the rugged Rockies or perhaps enjoy an invigorating mountain walk. Throughout the summer there are also free concerts in the pedestrianized village to enjoy.
Suggested itinerary featuring Vail
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Vail, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Vail
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Places near Vail
- Aspen 40 miles away
- Colorado 57 miles away
- Estes Park 69 miles away
- Denver 75 miles away
- Colorado Springs 101 miles away
- Grand Junction 124 miles away
- Telluride 141 miles away
- Alamosa 153 miles away
- Durango 183 miles away
- Arches National Park 184 miles away
- Moab 186 miles away
- Mesa Verde National Park 202 miles away
- Canyonlands National Park 209 miles away
- Wyoming 240 miles away
- Utah 270 miles away
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park 273 miles away
- Santa Fe 275 miles away
- Torrey 287 miles away
- Kayenta, Monument Valley 292 miles away
Photos of Vail
Accommodation choices for Vail
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Vail. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Sebastian is one of Vail’s newest and most stylish boutique luxury hotels. It features luxury hotel rooms and is located in the heart of Vail Village.
Sitting at the foot of Vail Mountain, and only minutes from the Village of Vail, the Four Seasons Resort is a contemporary hotel offering rooms, suites and private residences.