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Aspen New Year's Eve 2013

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Aspen New Year's Eve 2013

Hi there - we'll be in Aspen for NYE 2013 - coming in from Brisbane Australia.

We're staying at Hotel Durant on East Durant Ave. Is there anywhere within stumbling distance to a good bar restaurant? Pretty easy on food type - medium $$$ range - where's the best vantage point for the fireworks?

Read a few previous posts but as I don't know the area I'm not sure what's the best options based on our hotel destination.

Thanks

Rob and Sam

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1. Re: Aspen New Year's Eve 2013

Aspen town area is small. Think of it as a 5 by 7 block walkable area with many restaurants, bars, clubs, and high-end shopping. Hotel Durant is at the west end of the area. Try this site to search by $ and location:

aspensnowmass.com/en/…dining

This website that has a map and reviews for some of the eats:

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Best+Restaurants&find_loc=Aspen%2C+CO

Here is a link to a lodging map that'll give you a sense of town size with street names:

snowpak.com/snowpak/…aspen.html

My favs for $$ meals are Big Wrap, NY Pizza, Red Onion, and Hickory House for best ribs anywhere, esp for breakfast with eggs and grits. Pinions, Element 47, Jimmys, Mezzaluna for more $. Note the popular Annie's is closed. Too many choices and you can leave with a thinner wallet and a larger waistline.

For fireworks just walk over to Wagner Park. You'll see where all the people are congregating.

Finally, decide on NYE and book asap.

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2. Re: Aspen New Year's Eve 2013

Wheeler Opera House is a fun spot as well. They have a Lousianna swamp boogie band for NYE and have intermission for the fireworks. Belly Up has the Flaming Lips, but prices are too high for me. Both are stumbling distance to Hotel Durant.

Aspen Block is a great location for fireworks watching.

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3. Re: Aspen New Year's Eve 2013

Thanks so much for the replies...will check out your suggestions and the map - and yes - will need to book ASAP! Thanks so much again...both really helpful

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