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Best things to do in Vail

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.

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“Sweet Basil is one of the most popular restaurants in Vail, and for good reason! They offer a fine-dining experience in the heart of Vail. If you're looking for a special dinner in an elegant environment - this is the spot! Reservations highly recommended!”
34local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“Awesome brunch and bloodies! Picture says it all! One of my favorite spots in the country! You can Uber there or take the redline bus from the lionshead bridge (google bus navigation is a good way to figure that out)”
28local recommendations
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“Fantastic experience all around. Great food, hip scene....a top restaurant in Vail...always busy. We like to sit at the bar and mingle. We love the shrimp & grits as an app. ”
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Night Club
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“Great and reasonably priced food in Vail Village. Live entertainment for Aires Ski and nighttime. Get there early to get a table in the bar area!”
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Cinema
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“Theater with restaurant and bar, big comfortable chairs, recommend reservations”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“Easy to access and close by. Get everything you need. Reminder - grocery stores in Colorado only sell beer with 3.2% alcohol. For real booze go next door to the liquor store.”
10local recommendations
Pizza Place
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“A local favorite, Vendetta's restaurant is a great spot to grab a bite to eat after a long day on the mountain! Vendetta's offers my favorite pizza in Vail - I would recommend the Snow pig for Meat Lovers and the Jack Attack for those who like their pizza with a little kick (thanks to the banana peppers and fresh garlic). Vendetta's also offers traditional Italian Entrees and daily lunch specials. ”
26local recommendations
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“Crowded, loud, and don’t wear your good coat. Best live music and amazing local band. Good luck finding a seat or place to hang your coat. Great dance floor. ”
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Bar
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“Awesome hamburgers and edamame! Great for Apres Ski coming off of Lionshead. ”
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Restaurant
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“A posh bowling alley with a great bar scene & delicious food. A fun, lively place to go with a group/family. Call ahead to reserve a lane. ”
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Point of Interest
“Great venue with concerts, ballet . . . something going on most nights in the summer. ”
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Garden
“Beautiful Arboretum. Highest altitude for any arboretum It is stunning..do not miss if here in summer. Wonderful park too. ”
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German Restaurant
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“Awesome food, live entertainment for Apres Ski and night time. Great bar in Vail Village. ”
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Japanese Restaurant
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“If you love sushi this is the place. The miso cod cups are delicious! The green drink is good too.”
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Museum
“Awesome Ski and Snowboard Museum in Vail's Transportation Center! See the VERY FIRST Snowboards, Ski's used by the soldiers from Camp Hale, ETC! ”
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Pizza Place
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“Great pizza and excellent spot for families & kids. Also have a great happy hour. Located right in the heart of Arrabelle Sqaure. ”
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