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Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen?

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Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen?

Traveling to the area in July with teenage boys, what are the pros and cons of staying in Breckenridge versus Vail versus Aspen for a few days? Should I consider splitting time between two of those places? We will have been in Rocky Mountain National Park for two days prior. Thanks for any advice!

Aspen, Colorado
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1. Re: Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen?

After RMNP what is it you want to do? Hike or sit by a pool?

Raleigh, North...
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2. Re: Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen?

We rarely sit by the pool! We will likely bike, raft, maybe more hiking. We love live music and would like to take in some of that in the evening(s). Love stopping by cute, quirky towns, like to steer clear of places that are overly touristy/cheesy.

Denver, Colorado
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3. Re: Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen?

>>> Love stopping by cute, quirky towns, like to steer clear of places that are overly touristy/cheesy.>>>

Try Salida, the historic district. Charming, along the river with all sorts of activities available. There are 2 places to stay, other than private rentals.

http://www.salidapalacehotel.com/

http://www.simplelodge.com/

Aspen, Colorado
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4. Re: Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen?

^^ agree that Vail, Breck, or Aspen will not meet your criteria of staying away from cute, quirky, overly touristy/cheesy towns. But with that said here's a link to info on Aspen which I wouldn't necessarily use any of those terms to describe my area.

http://www.aspenchamber.org/

Raleigh, North...
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5. Re: Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen?

Thank you texranger and Alli! All helpful suggestions.

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6. Re: Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen?

We stayed in Salida for a family wedding in June and fell in love with this little town. Only there for a weekend and never wanted to leave.

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