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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
Vail Mountain
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; Mountains; Biking Trails; Beach & Pool Clubs
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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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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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Vail Recreation Path
Vail Recreation Path
This seven-mile, paved path meanders through alpine fields, aspen groves and Vail's picturesque villages.
Attraction type: Biking Trails
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Little Diner
The Little Diner
Ranked #1 of 109 Restaurants in Vail
Price: $9 - $15
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Diner
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Westside Cafe & Market
Westside Cafe & Market
Ranked #2 of 109 Restaurants in Vail
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Mountain Standard
Mountain Standard
Ranked #3 of 109 Restaurants in Vail
Price: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, Grill, Bistro, Eclectic
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Sweet Basil
Sweet Basil
Ranked #4 of 109 Restaurants in Vail
Price: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Game Creek Club
Game Creek Club
Ranked #5 of 109 Restaurants in Vail
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, American, Contemporary
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Tivoli Lodge
3.5 of 5
Tivoli Lodge
$149 - $406
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Vail
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The Sebastian - Vail
5.0 of 5
The Sebastian - Vail
$210 - $650
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Vail
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Sonnenalp
4.5 of 5
Sonnenalp
$195 - $706
Ranked #3 of 35 Hotels in Vail
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lodge at Lionshead
3.5 of 5
Lodge at Lionshead
$131 - $509
Ranked #1 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Vail
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Austria Haus Hotel
3.5 of 5
Austria Haus Hotel
$143 - $823
Ranked #4 of 35 Hotels in Vail
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Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort
5.0 of 5
Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort
$233 - $1,033
Ranked #5 of 35 Hotels in Vail
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
$225 - $1,217
Ranked #7 of 35 Hotels in Vail
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Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences, Vail
5.0 of 5
Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences, Vail
$455 - $1,556
Ranked #8 of 35 Hotels in Vail
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Ritz-Carlton Club, Vail
5.0 of 5
Ritz-Carlton Club, Vail
$652 - $986
Ranked #13 of 35 Hotels in Vail
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