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Leisure Activities

Relax, shop, or enjoy the slower side of Vail

Adventure in Vail is not the only activity we like to boast upon. Vail offers a slower side inclusive of shopping, botanical gardens, art tours, symphony orchestra performances and more.

The town features the worlds highest altitude botanical gardens, The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, 4 of the countries most prestigious symphony orchestras, countless options for shopping and more!

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (spring / summer seasonal)

  • Located a short walk from Vail Village in Ford Park and a mere 5 minute shuttle drive from the resort, The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are the single highest altitude botanical garden in the world. The garden features blossoming flowers, story plaques depicting the history of Vail and the location and Rocky Mountain vistas to awe upon. Call (970) 476-0103 for more information.

Vail Shopping (year round)

  • Vail features a bit of everything when it comes to shopping. From Lionshead to Vail Village, the town boasts some luxurious boutiques to international outdoor brands alongside the local restaurants and bars. Shop, dine and relax all within the quaint villages of Lionshead and Vail. Call the concierge at (970) 476-1234 for more information.

Vail Village Art Walk with the Town of Vail (year round)

  • Join a public tour in Vail Village on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Walk through the public art works with a guide and learn something new about Vail. Call (970) 479-2344 for more information.

Vail Live Concerts and Entertainment (year round)

  • From 4 of the most prestigious symphony orchestras in the United States to classic rock to a variety of other genres, Vail features a diverse mix of live music for all to enjoy. Call the concierge at (970) 476-1234 for more information.

When you visit Vail Residences at Cascade Village during the summer, take a walk or bike ride along the scenic, paved trail located behind the hotel alongside Gore Creek. If you follow the trail east, it will take you to Vail and Lionshead Villages, the Vail Golf Course and even over Vail Pass to Summit County. Taken west, the path leads to several parks with lively playgrounds and picnic facilities.

Check out events happening in Vail and the surrounding area this summer.

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Food and drink celebrate the culinary heritage of the Colorado Rockies. This delicious blend of cultures echoes Vail’s own heritage.

Open all day, Gessner, the resorts signature restaurant is open breakfast through dinner, showcasing authentic flavors from the Colorado Rockies.

Enjoy breakfast buffets, relaxed lounge lunches and refined dinner experiences all overlooking Gore Creek and Vail Mountain.


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