Vail Valley
Vail Valley
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The heart of the city of Vail where most of the area's restaurants, shops and attractions are located.
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  • christopherbO9687MP
    Acton, Massachusetts719 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice collection of shops & restaurants catering to year-round tourists
    Vail Valley has a nice collection of shops & restaurants catering to year-round tourists. Much of the main shopping & entertainment district is a series of pedestrian-only streets, so it's easy to walk around seeing the sights. Since Vail is a relatively new resort, all of these buildings are of a recent vintage and attempt to capture the "Swiss Chalet" look (mostly successfully). Much of this district stays open until ~2:00 AM (including the free bus service throughout Vail), so you don't have to use your car much after its parked.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 July 2023
  • northernk
    Phoenix, Arizona13,319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty cool town actually
    So when I lived in Denver I would come up to the mountain towns but I never understood Vail or it's lay out. Unlike most of the mountain towns they have no real Main Street, it's not an easy town to get around in by car, streets are tight and it is packed in between the mountain and the highway. So I spent time in other towns, but this time I think I understood it, it's a walking town. Unless you're staying at a hotel with parking or renting a place .. it's better to park at the big garage off the highway and walk in, especially on a beautiful sunny June day we were there. Once I did that I figures out between going from one gondola to the other.. that it's a walking town so the design is perfect for keeping it that way. It's a very pretty if commercial town, though this time if felt less so than Breckenridge which felt very commercial. The town area here even has some walking only streets and it's so pretty what a joy it must be to grow up amoungst this but probably taken for granted if one did. All that being said i came to quite like Vail this time and hope to be back. Enjoyed walking around and the shops and all the town had to offer.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
  • KK78
    Bay Shore, New York797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Town!
    I loved this quaint, clean, walkable town! I loved that all the walkways are heated - no slush, snow or ice. That makes it so nice to walk around! So many cute shops to look in and places to eat and drink. Even for a non-skier, I loved the town. It's the perfect size to explore for a relaxing long weekend.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 January 2024
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KK78
Bay Shore, NY797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I loved this quaint, clean, walkable town! I loved that all the walkways are heated - no slush, snow or ice. That makes it so nice to walk around! So many cute shops to look in and places to eat and drink. Even for a non-skier, I loved the town. It's the perfect size to explore for a relaxing long weekend.
Written 29 January 2024
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northernk
Phoenix, AZ13,319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
So when I lived in Denver I would come up to the mountain towns but I never understood Vail or it's lay out. Unlike most of the mountain towns they have no real Main Street, it's not an easy town to get around in by car, streets are tight and it is packed in between the mountain and the highway. So I spent time in other towns, but this time I think I understood it, it's a walking town. Unless you're staying at a hotel with parking or renting a place .. it's better to park at the big garage off the highway and walk in, especially on a beautiful sunny June day we were there. Once I did that I figures out between going from one gondola to the other.. that it's a walking town so the design is perfect for keeping it that way. It's a very pretty if commercial town, though this time if felt less so than Breckenridge which felt very commercial. The town area here even has some walking only streets and it's so pretty what a joy it must be to grow up amoungst this but probably taken for granted if one did. All that being said i came to quite like Vail this time and hope to be back. Enjoyed walking around and the shops and all the town had to offer.
Written 25 July 2023
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Vail Valley has a nice collection of shops & restaurants catering to year-round tourists. Much of the main shopping & entertainment district is a series of pedestrian-only streets, so it's easy to walk around seeing the sights. Since Vail is a relatively new resort, all of these buildings are of a recent vintage and attempt to capture the "Swiss Chalet" look (mostly successfully). Much of this district stays open until ~2:00 AM (including the free bus service throughout Vail), so you don't have to use your car much after its parked.
Written 22 July 2023
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yadira m t
36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Beautiful but too expensive. It is a good place for having an almost surreal place. Pea eful and was not too crowded at the time
Written 29 May 2023
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Belosttobefound22
Chesterfield, MO167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Walkable, shops, restaurants, people watching! Some of the stores/restaurants are closed or close early during off season, so be aware of that.
Written 18 January 2023
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MKTBE
Topeka, KS4,051 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is the second year that we have visited beautiful Vail Valley in the Fall. It is absolutely delightful on these crisp Fall days, and the mountains are alit with the gorgeous yellow Aspen Trees. We love the accommodations, the restaurants, the shopping, but especially the hiking/nature trails of Vail Valley.

We decided to fit in one more hike before heading home! Berry Picker Trail might not have been a wise choice. LOL. It was gorgeous but...10,000+ elevation at the top, with a 2,300 elevation gain. 3 hours of uphill, strenuous hiking & 1.45 down & 30,000 steps for the day, 8 miles round trip, with more miles tacked on to get to trailhead!! We were exhausted, but would highly recommend BerryPicker Trail. The memories of the beautiful hike will last a lifetime!
Written 8 October 2022
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worldlyone
Stillwater, OK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
There isn't a bad time to visit vail valley. Winter - skiing and Christmas. Spring - more skiing and great hiking. Summer - Markets and river, Fall - foliage and hiking.
Written 4 September 2022
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Travel R
Rochester, MN2,028 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Pretty area. Quite a bit to do and see even in the in between season (May/Early June). Easy to navigate especially with free bus service. Wish the parking capacity on the Vail app was more accurate but it tends not to be during busy events. Seems to be made for bikes and dogs.
Written 10 June 2022
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Davanrn
South Bend, IN747 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We were here on business. What a lovely spot. Great views, hiking, rafting and biking. Village easy to walk around. Great restaurants and shops. Pricey.
Written 12 September 2021
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Reynaldo A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Charming and don't miss the Gondola Ride up the mountain. Friendly and little parks throughout to enjoy.
Written 23 June 2021
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