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Vail, Colorado

A world-renowned vacation destination.

Vail offers a whole new season of adventure during the summer. There's plenty of fun for the whole family, including concerts, outdoor activities, fine dining, shopping and more! Vail is the perfect warm-weather getaway with unmatched scenery, golfing, biking and hiking.



> Attractions

Scenic Gondola Rides » Enjoy panoramic views of Vail Mountain from the Eagle Bahn gondola. Open throughout the summer. You can even bring your bike up and ride down one of the many summer mountain biking trails.

Adventure Ridge » Ride the gondola to the top of the mountain and play laser tag or lawn sports such as horseshoes and disc golf. Bounce on a bungee trampoline or take a guided nature hike.

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens » Enjoy the scenic splendor of the world's highest botanical garden, named after former First Lady Betty Ford. Boasting a spectacular collection of high-elevation and indigenous plants, this is a must-see for Vail visitors.

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater » Truly the hub of Vail's artistic and cultural scene. The beauty of the open-air venue brings crowds from all over to enjoy performances from all types of entertainers.

Vail Golf Course » This beautiful course is open to the public and offers great rates throughout the summer season. In addition, the 13 other golf courses in the Vail Valley offer avid players the opportunity to play on courses designed by Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

Outdoor Activities » Vail is the epicenter for outdoor activities in the Rocky Mountains. Visitors of all ages and skill levels can experience backcountry beauty by hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding or whitewater rafting.

Vail Tennis Center » The valley's premier clay court facility, featuring eight of the best clay courts in Colorado with an energetic, professional staff.

Shopping & Dining » Though nestled deep in the mountains, Vail's shopping and dining rivals that of even the most cosmopolitan locations. With something for every palate and price range, don't leave Vail without tasting something wonderful or trying on something you love.

Colorado Ski Museum » The only museum in the state that addresses the preservation of Colorado's rich skiing past and educates adults and children about Colorado's skiing heritage through entertaining displays. We invite you to join us. The museum has free admission but donations are always welcome.


> 2014 Event Schedule

Hot Summer Nights Concert Series » Tuesdays, June 17 - August 19
Bring a picnic blanket, sit back, and enjoy great bands at the Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series. A favorite social event for locals and visitors alike.

Lionshead Family Saturday Afternoon Club
» June 14 - August 9
Free summer fun and family activities in Lionshead.

Vail Farmers' Market & Art Show
» Sundays, June 15 - September 28
Meadow Drive in Vail. Featuring Colorado farmers, artisans, live music and more.

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival
» June 27 - July 31
A non-profit event encouraging music, activities, and events of the highest standards to enhance the Vail Valley community for both locals and visitors.

Jazz at Vail Square
» Thursdays, July 3 - August 29
Swing to straight ahead, Latin Jazz to the American Songbook. Enjoy this intimate jazz experience from the tent with a cocktail or at a nearby restaurant.

Vail International Dance Festival
» August 1-9
The Vail International Dance Festival returns with performances by the Pacific Northwest Ballet, "UpClose", and the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Vail Soul Music Festival
» August 16-18
Experience the sounds of rhythm & blues, hip hop, alternative rock, and more against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in Vail's famous Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.

US Pro Cycling Challenge
» August 23
Stage 6: Individual time trials start in Vail Village and head east, up Vail Pass.

Oktoberfest
» September 6-7 & 13-14
Two weekends of Bavarian fun in Lionshead and Vail Village.

Gourmet on Gore
» August 30 - September 2



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