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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: Resort Communities; Mountains; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Biking Trails
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Bravo!Vail
Bravo!Vail
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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
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

All places to eat » Places to eat

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

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Tivoli Lodge
3.5 of 5
Tivoli Lodge
$157 - $817
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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The Sebastian - Vail
4.5 of 5
The Sebastian - Vail
$247 - $1,063
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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Sonnenalp
4.5 of 5
Sonnenalp
$206 - $1,340
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort
4.5 of 5
Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort
$307 - $3,900
Ranked #4 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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Lodge at Lionshead
3.5 of 5
Lodge at Lionshead
$201 - $963
Ranked #1 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Vail
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Austria Haus Hotel
3.5 of 5
Austria Haus Hotel
$225 - $1,020
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences, Vail
5.0 of 5
Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences, Vail
$627 - $3,006
Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail
$383 - $1,664
Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Vail
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Solaris Residences
4.5 of 5
Solaris Residences
$408 - $3,236
Ranked #3 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Vail
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