While the activities available at Vail and the surrounding areas are too numerous to take in on a single trip, it's always fun to try! In addition to year-round on-mountain activity, you can always take in the international culture through shopping and dining, feel the thrill of the rivers, tour the local breweries, take a backcountry ride, or just get outside and take a family photo from the perfect spot. Learn it all to do it all!

Vail Stables

If you're looking for an outdoor adventure you can do with the whole family, check out Vail Stables. Offering lessons, trail rides, and camps there really is something for everyone. The terrain is mountainous and the views are spectacular. There are a number of rides to choose from and you'll be delighted with the variety.


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Vail Tennis Center

The Vail Tennis Center offers a great playing atmosphere: eight Har-Tru clay courts and four hard courts with the Gore Range as a stunning backdrop. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Tennis Center includes a full-service pro shop that rents racquets and courts, offers private lessons and provides clinics for all ages.

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Vail Valley Food Tours

The 3 hour walking tour combines eating some Delicious, Gourmet cuisine with the fun lunch activity of learning about Vail’s rich History and the Exceptional people who bring it to life. Visitors will visit Five specially selected restaurants and One specially food shop that best represent the culture and pride of the small Colorado Town, Vail.


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Vail Valley Paragliding

If getting a better view of Vail Valley is an interest then why not try Paragliding. With Vail Valley Paragliding, you are sure to get the best thrill while seeing the best of the best when it comes to Colorado Scenery. Safety is promised by the professional instructors that will be flying as you take in the views and possibly some photos.

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Vilar Performing Arts Center

The Vilar Performing Arts Center is located in the heart of Beaver Creek Resort and seats 530 people. It is owned and operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, which presents a variety of year-round performances including concerts, comedy, dance, classical, Broadway musicals and more. 

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Walking Mountains Science Center

The mission of the Walking Mountains Science Center is to awaken a sense of wonder within all who step foot in the center. This can be accomplished through natural science education carried out through professionals, graduate students, and volunteers who deliver programs to thousands of people. The Center offers school, community and graduate programs and encourages each person to take a walk and change the world.

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Wheel Bicycle Shop

Wheel Base Bicycle Shop specializes in matching each person with the right bike, offering a wide variety of bicycles and bike tours. They offer a self guided Vail Pass tour that will take you to the top of the Pass and allow you to cruise all the way down, back to their shop. It's an easy, fun, beautiful trip great for the whole family.

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White Mountain Tours

White Mountain Tours has been providing a safe and unique experience for guests under the same local ownership for more than 20 years. They offer snowmobile tours for all levels of experience, including families and riders looking for advanced riding in the deep powder. They provide complimentary transportation from hotels and condos in the local areas to their Snowmobile Base Camp.

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Whitewater Park

Whether you are a seasoned paddler or a curious sightseer, Avon’s Whitewater Park offers an exhilarating and fun freestyle kayaking experience. Located just blocks south of the town center, directly under “Bob the Bridge” on Avon Road, Avon’s new Whitewater Park is 350 feet in length. The Park offers a spectator viewing terrace and large flat boulders along the river’s edge for seating.


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Winterhawk Dogsled Adventures

Winterhawk Dogsled Adventures offers a memorable experience in the Vail Valley, fun for groups of friends and families. They have multiple tours to choose from, you can snuggle under the blanket and let an experienced guide do all the work or get on the runners and drive the sled. This tour requires no experience and no specific level of fitness. They offer an adventure tour which is run at their remote cabin site at the foot of two of Colorado's highest peaks. This tour is interactive so you can help harness the dogs and drive your own team. Their trail winds around 80 foot tall lodgepole pines, abandoned gold mines, and old miners cabins. This is also one of very few companies that offer summer tours with ATVs for a unique adventure any season!

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Youth Sports Camp

Vail Youth Sports Camps are put on by the Vail Recreation District and they each provide an opportunity to develop new skills and refine existing talents in sports such as baseball, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, tennis, soccer, martial arts and more. Each experience is different, depending on which camp your child chooses they may be coached by an NBA All-Star, All-Pro Sydney Moncrief, or hockey by Bob Johnson, taught by professional soccer coaches from England, or attend a more laid back style one that focuses on getting the basic skills down without pressure. They offer a wide variety of options ranging from one day to one week, but be warned, they all fill up quickly. These are great if you're visiting the area in the summer and want to make sure your child has fun and makes friends.


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Zip Adventures

Located just 15 miles outside of Vail, Zip Adventures is the place to go for fun with friends or family. This locally owned zip line tour company pffers 6 different zip lines that even cross over the Colorado mountain river. The longest zip line they offer is over 1000 feet while you can soar 200 feet above the river. The operators also share their knowledge on flowers, fauna and wildlife surrounding the area. If you have a group coming to town you can schedule team building exercises or you can join in with other groups, make friends and have some high flying fun! This is a truly unforgettable experience. 

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