Lionshead Village is replete with great dining and shopping options, plus a sweet playground for the groms, an ice rink in winter, and it's just a few steps to the Gondola. A perfect home base for your alpine adventures. Below are a few tips for how to best navigate Lionshead Village.
Directions & Parking in Lionshead
From I-70, take exit 176. Exit the roundabout on South Frontage Road toward Lionshead. Turn left on West Lionshead Circle. Your Montaneros vacation rental includes private garage parking for one vehicle. Simply pull into the Montaneros garage, buzz through the gate, and check-in. Voila! No need to get back in your car for the rest of your vacation if you don't wish.
There is also the Lionshead Parking Structure on South Frontage Road where you may park for a fee.
Restaurants in Lionshead
Tavern on the Square - Upscale American dining with wonderful cocktails and outdoor/indoor seating at the base of Gondola 2
Vail Chophouse - Contemporary steakhouse and seafood restaurant with slopeside views and live music.
Montauk Seafood Grill - "Where the ocean meets the mountains." Montauk serves tasty seafood, craft cocktails, and a raw bar.
El Sabor - Street tacos, jalapeno margaritas, delicious burgers, patio seating with mountain and creek views at this Mexican restaurant.
Garfinkel's - Boasting perhaps the best deck in Vail, overlooking Gondola 2, this sports bar serves American food.
The Little Diner - A classic diner serving lunch and breakfast, offering counter and booth seating.
Blue Moose Pizza - New York style pizza recently remodeled with a full bar, indoor seating, and a patio perfect for people watching.
Bart and Yeti's - A cozy, local hangout serving East Coast bar food and drinks.
The Market at Vail also offers light groceries.
Shopping in Lionshead
A buffet of retail therapy awaits in Lionshead! Global brands like Burton, Smartwool, Arc'teryx and more mix with Vail boutiques and fun spots for kids like the independently owned Rocket Fizz soda pop & candy shop.
Activities in Lionshead
Vail Square, in the center of Lionshead, features an ice rink in the winter. In summer, the space is used for concerts and small events.
Adjacent to Vail Square, Sunbird Park was named one of the world's coolest playgrounds by Travel & Leisure. Something akin to giant bird's nests, the playground is a perfect spot to get the wiggles out and includes an interactive water feature in summer.
Imagination Station is a hands-on children's museum in Lionshead with great indoor activities for kids.