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Vail
North America's biggest and most popular ski resort, Vail is an alpine village in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Long a favorite of serious skiers and jet setting celebrities, Vail now also draws a younger, hipper snowboarding crowd. Skiing is king at Vail Mountain and the Blue Sky Basin, but the area's vast splendor is perfect for hiking, biking, snowmobiling or scenery-gazing at any time of the year.

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Vail Mountain Resort
Vail Mountain Resort
Offering more than 5,289 acres of downhill and cross-country trails, Vail is considered one of the best all-around ski mountains in the world.
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas; Biking Trails; Mountains; Beach & Pool Clubs
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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.
Attraction type: Gardens
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Blue Sky Basin
Blue Sky Basin
A newly expanded area in Vail that offers challenging trails for intermediate and advanced skiers.
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas
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Vail Valley
Vail Valley
The heart of the city of Vail where most of the area's restaurants, shops and attractions are located.
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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Booth Falls Trail
Booth Falls Trail
Six-mile hiking trail climbs 3,000 feet in elevation as it passes varied scenery including lakes, waterfalls and aspen forests.
Attraction type: Hiking Trails

All places to eat » Places to eat

The Little Diner
The Little Diner
Ranked #1 of 117 Restaurants in Vail
Price: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Westside Cafe & Market
Westside Cafe & Market
Ranked #2 of 117 Restaurants in Vail
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Mountain Standard
Mountain Standard
Ranked #3 of 117 Restaurants in Vail
Price: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, International, Grill
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sweet Basil
Sweet Basil
Ranked #4 of 117 Restaurants in Vail
Price: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Blue Moose Pizza Vail
Blue Moose Pizza Vail
Ranked #5 of 117 Restaurants in Vail
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian, American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Tivoli Lodge
3.5 of 5
Tivoli Lodge
$173 - $933
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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Sonnenalp
5.0 of 5
Sonnenalp
$244 - $1,135
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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The Sebastian - Vail
5.0 of 5
The Sebastian - Vail
$227 - $1,278
Ranked #4 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Austria Haus Hotel
3.5 of 5
Austria Haus Hotel
$294 - $1,020
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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Antlers at Vail
3.0 of 5
Antlers at Vail
$178 - $1,122
Ranked #1 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Vail
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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
$430 - $2,765
Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences, Vail
4.5 of 5
Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences, Vail
$1,076 - $3,697
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort
5.0 of 5
Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort
$526 - $3,001
Ranked #8 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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Lodge Tower
4.0 of 5
Lodge Tower
$241 - $1,389
Ranked #4 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Vail
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