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Vail from 18-25May for 4 adults, 2 of them seniors...

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Vail from 18-25May for 4 adults, 2 of them seniors...

So, we are booked in at the Mariott Streamside(this will NOT change). I was wondering if this will be fun for 4 adults?

Also, we will be driving there and have our suv with us, so does anyone know how far it will be to the 'downtown' area?

We are definitely doing the alpine gardens, but any suggestions on other non-strenous things to do in vail or within 1-2 hour drive?

We expect to see some snow, but are any roads still blocked at that point? I am the main planner and am trying to make this fun for all of us.

Thanks in advance for all the replies!

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1. Re: Vail from 18-25May for 4 adults, 2 of them seniors...

About an hour west of Vail is Glenwood Hot Springs. It's a very developed hot springs that always has a mix of folks during the day, especially Seniors, especially on weekdays. Good in any weather, and you get to drive through Glenwood Canyon. One holdup is tunnel repairs at hanging lake might slow you up some.

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2. Re: Vail from 18-25May for 4 adults, 2 of them seniors...

Streamside is in West Vail which is 2 minutes from Vail Village.

I also second previous poster for Glenwood Springs.It is a beautiful drive through the canyon. Your seniors may enjoy taking the gondola they have in Glenwood which goes to a scenic overlook & has a small restaurant. It is the entrance to the Glenwood Caverns if they'd like that (I love the cave tour!) Glenwood also has vapor caves (like a big natural sauna) and their famous hot springs> fountain of youth waters? ha ha If they are into bathing/swimming.

If they walk well, Vail has a great pedestrian village with plenty of shops & restaurants as does Glenwood.

My fav restaurant in Glenwood is Juicy Lucy's across from the train station. I highly recommend that.

Independance Pass (the shortest route to Aspen) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountai National Park) will be the only road closures you may find at that ime of year.

If you are driving from the Denver area, you may wish to look into taking them to Rocky Mountain National Park to see buffalo & Elk.

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