There’s still time to plan a summer trip to Vail with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties! And what better way to immerse yourself in the beauty of Vail than by planning a picnic at one of its enchanting parks throughout the valley? Whether you are looking for a casual picnic spot to catch live music or a luxury picnic for you and your special someone, there is a Vail park for everyone!
Ford Park offers one of the most popular picnic areas in town with access to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Gerald R Ford Amphitheater. There is a lovely picnic shelter next to the Morales Sculpture Forest. Plan your picnic around the Bravo!Vail and Hot Summer Nights events, bring free music to the park all summer long!
The other community park in Vail is Donovan Park, a smaller option ideal for families. Amenities include Vail Waterwise Demonstration Garden, athletic fields, picnic areas, a basketball court, and a custom play area.
Nottingham Lake Park is a beautiful 48-acre park in the neighboring town of Avon. Set up your food at the picnic tables or in the green spaces surrounding the lake. Compliment your picnic with the sounds of live music during the free AvonLive! Concerts in the Park series. Every Wednesday brings live music and local food trucks to the park!
Take the family to Eagle Town Park for a lovely picnic surrounded by mountain views and amenities for the kids. The park features picnic tables, a playground, a basketball court, and a horseshoe pit. Live music is held here every Thursday at 6:30!
If you want the ultimate picnic experience, reserve your lunch with Picnic Vail! Let their team help you curate a picnic in a location of your choice for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Food is provided by The Grazing Fox, offering a delicious assortment of cheese, charcuterie, fresh vegetables, dips, nuts, and more! Other picnic amenities include low table seating, rugs, pillows, baskets, plates, glassware, cutlery, an instant camera, and conversation cards.
From lush meadows to tranquil lakeshores, Vail’s parks offer idyllic settings for a leisurely outdoor feast. Choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties to host your Vail getaway, and let our concierge help you plan the perfect retreat. Browse our Vail Valley vacation rentals and book your summer getaway today!
Vail is a year-round playground for outdoor lovers, and there is no better time to explore our Rocky Mountain town than summertime! Vail is the ideal Colorado summer destination, with activities catering to a variety of interests. Experience hiking through mountain trails, a round of golf at our alpine golf courses, rafting down the Colorado River, free live music, fun on Vail Mountain, and much more! Whatever your interest, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers the perfect Vail vacation rentals for your summer getaway!
Vail transforms in the summertime, ushering in an abundance of outdoor adventures. Discover your favorite Colorado summer activities in Vail, including:
Plan your Colorado summer vacation in Vail and discover all the things to do in beautiful Vail! Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers an impressive selection of Vail vacation rentals throughout the valley. Whether you are planning a family getaway or a solo trip, we offer the perfect vacation rentals for your summer trip!
Vail offers something for every kind of adventurer, from ski enthusiasts to avid anglers. Anglers fall in love with the abundance of rivers that flow through the valley that offer exceptional trout fishing. Discover the best spots for Vail fly fishing from Gore Creek to Eagle River with a local guide. Choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your fishing getaway and discover the best fishing in the valley!
Fly fishing guides offer the best ways to get on the water! Our guides are experts in the area and know where to go, which flies to use, and where to cast your line. Here are a few of our favorite outfitters for your Vail fishing trip:
Gore Creek Fly Fisherman is Vail Valley’s oldest fly fishing shop and guide service in the Valley. They offer guided trips to Eagle River, Gore Creek, Colorado River, Roaring Fork River, and Yampa River. All trips include waders, boots, rods, reels, flies, and beverages. Choose from wade or float trips for half or full-day adventures!
Sage Outdoor Adventures offers guided half-day fishing trips on Homestake Creek, The Eagle River, Gore Creek, and the Colorado River. They are walking and wade trips, so you can quickly move around to chase the trout. Your trip will include waders, wading boots, rods, reels, and fishing tackle.
If you are looking for a unique Vail fly fishing trip, Minturn Anglers is your outfitter! They offer float and wade trips on Colorado’s beautiful rivers and lakes. Or experience the unique Horseback Fly Fishing trip and combine western fun with the thrill of fishing!
Join Vail Valley Anglers for guided fly fishing on the Roaring Fork, Blue River, Colorado River, Gore Creek, and Eagle River. All trips include waders, fly rods, reels, bottled water, and a knowledgeable fly fishing guide. Choose a standard wade or float trip, or sign up for a unique specialty trip.
Eagle River Outfitter offer guided fly fishing trips exclusively on the Eagle River. They offer walk and wade trips for half and full-day trips. These trips include everything you need for the day, including waders, boots, rods/reels, flies, and tackle.
Summer is a beautiful time of year to plan a Vail fly fishing trip with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. We offer a wide selection of vacation homes throughout Vail Valley, from Arrowhead to Eagle-Vail. Find the perfect property for your group and spend your summer in Vail!
You may think the best time to visit Vail is during the winter, but summertime in Vail offers just as much exhilarating fun. During summer, the ski trails on Vail Mountain transform into an impressive network of biking trails. So, whether you are a seasoned mountain biker or are trying the sport for the first time, there are plenty of trails that cater to every age and ability. Choose Berkshire Hataway HomeServices to host your Vail vacation and unwind in one of our spacious rentals after a day of adventures. Read on to learn more about our favorite Vail mountain biking trails!
To avoid the hassle of transporting your bikes during vacation, we recommend renting a mountain bike in Vail. Venture Sports offers a complete collection of mountain bike rentals in Avon and Vail Village. They also offer guided bike rides with local experts if you are not comfortable hitting the trails on your own.
The most extensive collection of mountain biking trails is accessible from Vail Mountain. Many bikers take the Gondola One or Eagle’s Nest Gondolas to access the trails without biking up the mountain. You can also rent a bike at the ski resort to conveniently access the trails. Here are a few of the top tracks you can access from the gondolas:
If you are looking for longer rides away from the crowds of Vail mountain, there are several options for you! Bike over twelve miles of paths on the North Trail section and enjoy switchbacks, aspens, and wildflowers. The Meadow Mountain Loop offers similar views on a ten-mile trail with a more challenging climb. Speaking of challenges, if you are up for the ultimate challenge, then Son of a Buffeher is for you! This twenty-mile trail includes 3,000 feet of elevation gain and is not for the faint of heart!
Gather your family and friends and get ready to embark on the scenic Vail mountain biking trails this summer. And choose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to host your summer vacation in Vail. Stay close to the action in Vail Village in one of our spacious Colorado condo rentals. Discover our complete list of properties here and find the perfect place to call home during your Vail vacation.
If you have a family of adventurers and are searching for the perfect summer destination, look no further than Vail, Colorado! Summertime in Vail is spectacular, with the warm sunshine, clear skies, and plenty of family-oriented fun. Whether you want to ride down exhilarating mountain coasters or bike mountain trails, there are summer activities in Vail for every family member! And Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offers a wide range of family-friendly vacation rentals throughout Vail Valley, so you will have plenty of space to unwind after exploring beautiful Vail.
After the ski season, Vail Mountain transforms into a mecca of summer fun. If you are looking for thrilling adventures, bring your family to Epic Discovery. Take a scenic gondola ride, bounce on the bungee trampoline, fly down the mountain coaster, and soar on the zipline. You can also find the Nature Discovery Center here, where you can learn about natural history and local wildlife. You can join a naturalist for a free nature tour suitable for all ages!
The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are the highest alpine gardens in the country and a must-visit in Vail! The area comprises 19 gardens featuring high elevation plants from around the world. There are also great activities the whole family will love, including a children’s garden and daily scavenger hunts.
There are endless ways to get outside and explore the great outdoors with your family in Vail. If you want to embark on a family bike ride, we recommend Gore Creek Trail for a flat and easy ride. If your kids are animal lovers, Vail has several experiences for them. Go horseback riding in the mountains with Vail Stables or take a llama to lunch with Paragon Guides. And for those families that love the water, whitewater rafting with Sage Outdoors offers adrenaline-pumping fun for everyone!
The Vail Family Fun Fest is an annual event that takes place every Saturday in July at Lionshead Village. This free event offers fun for kids of all ages with several contests and group games. This festival is also an excellent way for the kids to learn something new at the Science Tent from local nature educators.
There are endless summer activities in Vail for families seeking adventure in the mountains. After a day of exploration, return to your Vail vacation rental with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Our spacious properties offer plenty of room for your family to spread out whether you are vacationing with five people or twenty. From cooling down in your private pool to cooking meals in the kitchen together, we have the perfect property for your family at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.