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Vail Valley

Vail, CO
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Ranked #7 of 29 attractions in Vail
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping
Description: The heart of the city of Vail where most of the area's restaurants, shops and attractions are located.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My first trip to Vail won't be my last! It was so much fun and absolutely beautiful! We loved the gondola to Mid Vail and the chair lift to Wildwood was very comfortable. The slopes were varied and fun. It was breathtaking! People from all over the world were skiing and dancing and laughing and having a great time. The... More

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Lima, Peru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My friends and I stayed in Vail for a couple of weeks. Funnntastic! Tons of lifts, beautiful mountains. I was blown away and wasn't expecting having so much fun. People from everywhere in the world, great restaurants, great bars, good shopping. Loved it!

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Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
83 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

To say that Vail is huge and has tons of lifts and runs for skiers of all abilities is a major understatement. The snow is always plentiful with light fluffy powder. They groom various runs on different days so you can ski on packed snow or the bumps, whatever you fancy. They have just replaced the main chair lift with... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I am in Vail Valley every year during SnowDaze. They always have good entertainment with a variety of groups and outdoor concerts. Great way to cap off a day of skiing early season. I enjoy visting yhe valley in the summer too.

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Santa Monica, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

No question that the summer in Vail beats the winter. We were astonished by the Jazz Festival and the BravoVail music Festival, which rival the great summer festivals of the world. The Jazz Festival offers free concerts by performers of the highest level and the BravoVail offers concerts by the New York Phil, the Philadelphia Orchestra AND the Dallas Symphony.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I understand Vail Valley is a ski area so there is much to be desired if you visit in the off season. I was here in the area on business and it is a good thing that I was busy with trainings or I would have been board out of my mind. Don't get me wrong I love the out... More

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Marana, Arizona
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139 reviews 139 reviews
43 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The aspens were changing when we visited adding to the scenic views. There are several "villages" along the Vail Valley with the emphasis on keeping cars away from them (parking is at a distance, but there are buses running between them). The architecture is overwhelmingly influenced by European Alpine town squares, sometime cloyingly so. There's almost even a Disney-esque quality... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Vail village has a great selection of ski wear but not enough shopping variety. There are several wonderful restaurants.

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We went in the off season and I expected a lot to be closed. I was right. I'd say about half of the places were open. The weather (in October) was perfect for browsing and walking around the town. Would have preferred more options as far as shops, bars, and restaurants go but I knew going into it that not... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We spent the last few days of September and early October in Vail. The weather this time of year is the best, warm days, cool nights, light, dry air effortless to breath. All outdoor activities are pleasant in the warm sunshine with cool breezes that are refreshing. The hiking trails wind through the aspens that are turning gold in color... More

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