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Vail Valley

Vail, CO
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Ranked #8 of 30 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Park your car and stroll the village. Feels like you are in the quaint European ski villages with beautiful gardens and architecture. Shoppers paradise with everything from the shirt stores to jewelry to art and anything else you can desire. Restaurants and bistros to bars and coffee houses pepper the village. You won't leave hungry. Surprisingly everyone was very friendly... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
49 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Probably what you would expect: quaint & cozy; Swiss chalet environment with lots of shopping and restaurants with living on site available in abundance for strollers, eaters, shoppers and skiing and other winter sports depending on when you are there! Cover bridge good photo opportunities available. Great German restaurant. Rate it: 9 put 10!

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Oshawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The towns have tons of things to do, any season. Was there in July, any summer activity you want you can find. Even just strolling through the towns, always busy. Many companies offering rafting, bike rentals. we went with Sage for rafting[ very good company]. There were many families with children of all ages, just running and playing, everything is... More

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343 reviews 343 reviews
181 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Both Vail and Lionshead provide beautiful, interesting areas to stroll through shops and restaurants. A stream runs through beautifully landscaped areas with bridges, water features, and stunning landscaping. Free parking is available if you choose the right garage and a free bus runs between the two villages and even has a stop near the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Gondolas are... More

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New Hampshire
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246 reviews 246 reviews
139 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Since we were there a night in the summer when a concert was taking place at Gerald Ford Amphitheater, the parking fees were extended to this area as well. I understand that in the summers, they usually have free parking, but there was none to be had. We ended walking in from our hotel but it was so worth it.... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Nice layout, ample parking, lots of free parking in the summer (avoid the Solaris parking garage which charges high hourly fees) and beautiful views. Plenty of restaurant choices although as to be expected in a resort area, a bit on the expensive side. Farmers market on Sunday's.

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Wichita, Kansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Vail Village is a wealth of eclectic shops and restaurants and provides a fun day! We enjoyed some unique, upscale shops and galleries as well as fun favorites such as Crazy Shirts. Vail Style was a great shop for t-shirts and souvenirs. Pepi's Restaurant, with authentic German food, was a great lunch stop. The only disappointment for us during our... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Hike, bike (summer and fall activities), ski, snowshoe (winter and spring). Swim, fish, view arts, enjoy flowers, fine dining, adventure sports and activities for the kids! All this in a beautiful setting of one of the prettiest mountain valleys in Colorado. Worth a visit -- or many visits -- to enjoy all there is to offer.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Don't expect Vail in summer to be like Vail in winter. No crowds, no skiers, just beautiful scenery. Very laid back and relaxing. Still those great restaurants and the bonhomie and great hospitality of the people. We stayed with family, so cannot speak to hotels/lodging. Plenty of activity, hiking, biking, white water rafting. One day we had missed the local... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can walk from one side of vail to the other side. There are so many interesting shops and wonderful restaurants it is a wonderful time.

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