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Best things to do in Aspen

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Rock Club
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“They have world class acts, dj's and it's the best venue to dance, drink, hear such a great selection of music and locals and tourists alike mingle in this, the hottest spot in Aspen”
36local recommendations
Art Gallery
“Beautifully designed Museum with perfect Lunch Spot or Tea/Coffee on the light filled top level with views of Ajax”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Aspen stores strongly encourage recyclable bags. The unit is stocked with such bags (at front door), and most bags include City Market discount cards attached to the strap.”
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Office
“Great teacher, and a lot of fun. Native to the area, and knows the mountains inside and out.”
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Performing Arts Venue
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“this is the old opera house in Aspen and is stunning acoustically, for it's beauty and charm, elegance from a bygone era and amazing quality entertainment. Check out what is playing during your stay, it's always good, worthwhile with a full bar, centrally located in Aspen, just a must if you like live entertainment, theatre, comedy, movies.”
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Bar
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“Best japanese food ever, expensive but great experience. Try the rolls (raw salmon one). ”
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Restaurant
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“Great food, not too expensive, they don't take reservations so the wait can be long ...”
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Pharmacy
“This store has everything you could possibly need and more! Upstairs has craft supplies, toys/games, costumes, souvenirs and more. Makeup, toiletries, pharmacy, snacks,magazines and liquor stores on main level.”
21local recommendations
Bakery
“Live music outside in the summer! and here is an insiders tip - after 12:30 they put there $6 pastries (and my fav egg quiches) on sale for 1.40 ea.. stock up!”
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Bar
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“Lively upscale but casual with a great bar and sometimes salsa and tango dancing. Jimmy the proprietor keeps a selection of tequila which will blow your mind and always stunning food. It's been around for a very long time and it's always reliably excellent! ”
13local recommendations
Restaurant
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“This is my favorite place to ear. The onion rings and porterhouse are to die for. Make reservations far in advance during the busy times. This place will break the bank, but well worth it.”
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Bar
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“Ah-maz-ing beer selection (over 100!) of drafts or bottles. They even have gluten free or sour beer. Your usual american fare. It's the average price range for Aspen (not cheap but not expensive). Psst, their macaroni cheese is to die for. ”
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Restaurant
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“It's one of the last old school Aspen restaurants and has amazing barbeque and greasy spoon breakfasts. It's been known and visited since it opened way back in the 60's (I think)”
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French Restaurant
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“Because it's iconic. Get a reservation for the dining room or grab the bar menu with drinks. ”
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Ski Area
“Best locals ski hill...with something for every level. Best to access by bus or park for free with 4 people ($20 to park otherwise)”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Epic breakfast and a super friendly owner. They have some great eggs Benedict on the weekends. Pretty affordable too!”
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