“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference,” Robert Frost, renowned American poet, once said. That quote cannot be more valid, especially when placed in the context of awesome vacation spots.
Indeed, when it comes to places worth visiting, the less-visited ones often turn out to be hidden gems. Why are these places not considered “people magnets”? That’s probably because some people fail to discover features that appeal to them.
Take Vail Village in Colorado as an example. When talking about vacations, people already have their minds set on the beach, sand, and booze. Very few people, if there are any, would consider a ski resort the perfect place for a vacation with kids. However, Vail is one-of-a-kind.
Considered one of the most enchanting vacation destinations, Vail Village in Colorado is elevated 8,150 feet (2,484 m) above sea level. To most people, Vail is a ski resort. Nevertheless, an academy offering a joint program with area ski programs for students in grades eight through 12 was built there. The school is focused on students involved in competitive skiing and snowboarding.
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However, don’t go thinking that Vail only mesmerizes when it’s covered with snow. Vail is as captivating when the snow melts as it is when white with snow.
Indeed, a ski resort can hold its own after all the snow melts and the place transitions into the perfect vacation spot. During summer, vacationers in Vail can enjoy the cool breeze and fun summer activities lined up for them. The following are some of the things you can enjoy in Vail post-winter.
There is no shortage of restaurants in Vail that serve the freshest food. It doesn’t matter what you’re in the mood for. Whether it’s Spanish or Italian cuisine you’re craving, you’ll be sure to find a restaurant serving the freshest dishes off the grill.
If you want to sample the season’s fish cooked to perfection, a Vail restaurant can grill some for you. However, if it’s freshly baked pizza straight from the oven you fancy, there will be one on the ready for you.
Whatever you’re craving—whether it’s lamb, pork, or chicken—simply pick a dish, and it will be served to you with the best wine to pair it with. Indeed, Vail is a haven for those looking for a great gastronomic treat and the ultimate foodie experience.
Outdoor sports and competitions
Do you have a penchant for the outdoors? Then Vail is the perfect spot for you, and we’re not just talking about skiing. Whether you want to go golfing, hiking, trail running, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, or playing tennis, pick one that stands out to you. You can even compete for the fun of it. And once you get back home after your vacation, you’ll find yourself with newfound confidence.
Concerts, festivals, culture
If you’re not the adventurous type and enjoy immersing yourself in the culture of the place you’re visiting, then Vail has the perfect place for you. Vail Ski Resort opened itself for its first season in 1962, so you can imagine the number of memories you can find in museums there. Every notable event is recorded in those museums. What’s more, the museums are free, so both ski fans and non-fans would enjoy them.
Concerts and music festivals happen almost every night, so if you missed seeing one, there’s one (or two) you can catch before coming home. You can ask your hotel for recommendations.
No matter what activity catches your fancy, you’re sure to find it in Vail. You can enjoy so many wonderful things there, so you would certainly enjoy your time there. Have a fantastic summer!