Apr 15 24

Vail Colorado Summer Events to Plan Your Vacation Around

People sitting and watching music during Vail Colorado events

People sitting and watching music during Vail Colorado eventsThere’s always something happening in Vail! Plan your vacation around one of our annual Vail Colorado events and make your summer getaway extra memorable. From comedy festivals to craft beer events and free live music, there is something for everyone’s interest. Book your vacation home with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and enjoy the privacy and space of our luxury accommodations. Read on to learn more about the top summer events in Vail Valley:

May-Vail Comedy Festival

Plan your vacation around Memorial Day and attend the Vail Comedy Festival for three days of hilarious fun. This event will feature 30+ comedians, family-friendly entertainment, and over 20 events.

May-Springfree Bluegrass Festival

The Springfree Bluegrass Festival is another fantastic Memorial Day weekend event, offering free live music all weekend long. 

June-GoPro Mountain Games

Experience the country’s most celebrated adventure sports, art, and music festival at the GoPro Mountain Games. Spectators can enjoy fun adventure sports like biking, kayaking, rating, climbing, and yoga. Daytime music and art activations will be free. 

June-Vail Craft Beer Classic

Calling all craft beer lovers to the annual Vail Craft Beer Classic event in the Village. Sample drinks from breweries across Colorado, vote for your favorite drink, listen to live music and dine at the food trucks. If you’re more of a wine lover, plan your visit to the Vail Wine Classic in August instead!

July-Vail America Days

Plan a vacation in Vail on the 4th of July and attend the Vail America Days celebrations. Enjoy a classic Independence Day with parades, family entertainment, a patriotic concert, and fireworks.  

Vail Valley Weekly Summer Events

No matter when you plan your summer vacation, there are fun events to attend throughout Vail Valley. From Hot Summer Nights, which offers free music every Tuesday, to the Town of Eagle Showdown Town’s free Thursday concerts, there is something for everyone!

Book Your Vail Valley Vacation Rental this Summer

Attend one of these fun Vail Colorado events and make the most of your summer vacation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Browse our Vail Valley vacation homes and find the perfect basecamp for your Colorado adventures. Whether you are looking for a one-bedroom condo in the heart of the Village or a luxurious five-bedroom home for the whole family, we have you covered. If you need assistance reserving your Vail getaway, please contact us at 1-800-571-0055. 

Jul 15 23

The Best Vail Valley Parks for a Picnic

View of a picnic setup in a Vail park with water and mountain views

View of a picnic setup in a Vail park with water and mountain viewsThere’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

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!

Donovan Park

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

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!

Eagle Town 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!

Elevate Your Vail Picnic Experience

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. 

Vail Valley Vacation Rentals

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! 

Jun 7 23

Plan a Colorado Summer Vacation in Vail

View of Colorado summer in Vail

View of Colorado summer in VailVail 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!

7 Things to Do in Vail During the Summer

Vail transforms in the summertime, ushering in an abundance of outdoor adventures. Discover your favorite Colorado summer activities in Vail, including: 

  1. Visit Vail Mountains Epic Discovery Center and experience endless fun for the whole family! Activities include mountain coasters, rock climbing, bungee trampolines, gondola rides, tubing, zip lines, and mini golf!
  2. Summer is the best time to hit the hiking trails! One of the most popular summer trails is Booth Falls, a two-mile hike to a beautiful 60-foot waterfall. You can also discover an impressive selection of hiking trails on Vail Mountain
  3. Relax by the water this summer with a Vail fly fishing trip, known for our world-class trout fishing. Enlist the help of a fly fishing guide and find the best destinations with a local expert!
  4. Elevate your golf game this summer with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains at our scenic Vail golf courses. We recommend Vail Golf Club, a unique 18-hole course amidst the White River National Forest. 
  5. Vail offers the ultimate whitewater rafting on the Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas rivers ranging from Class I to Class V rapids. Sign up for a family-friendly float, or get your adrenaline pumping with a Class V trip!
  6. Explore Vail Valley on wheels this summer on our scenic mountain biking trails! Access trails on Vail Mountain by taking the gondolas or explore more trails around town, like the twelve-mile North Trail
  7. Join us for the free annual Hot Summer Nights Free Concert Series every Tuesday throughout the summer at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre. You can also head to Eagle Town Park for free music every Thursday!

Your Colorado Summer Vacation in Vail Awaits!

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!

May 12 23

Experience Guided Vail Fly Fishing

Photo of person enjoying Vail fly fishing on the river

Photo of person enjoying Vail fly fishing on the riverVail 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!

Vail Fly Fishing Guides

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

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

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.

Minturn Anglers

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!

Vail Valley Anglers

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

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 Vacation Rentals in Vail

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!

Jul 15 22

Experience the Thrill of Vail Mountain Biking

Photo of bikers backs enjoying Vail mountain biking

Photo of bikers backs enjoying Vail mountain bikingYou 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!

Mountain Bike Rentals in Vail, CO

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.

Vail Ski Resort Biking Trails

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:

  • Grand Traverse: This five-mile moderate Vail bike trail offers one of the most popular rides on the mountain. After departing from the Eagle Bahn Gondola, you will ride through the Game Creek bowl, past pine forests, mountain views, and flower meadows.
  • Golden Gate Trail: If you are searching for an easy and fun trail on the mountain, then take Gondola One to access Golden Gate. This two-mile trail offers a 1,000-foot descent with fast straightaways and fun twisty sections. 
  • Radio-Flyer: One of the most popular and exhilarating trails in Vail is Radio-Flyer. You will descend for over two miles on rollers and endless whoop-dee-doos. 

More Vail Mountain Biking Trails

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!

Vail Village Summer Vacation Rentals

Photo of pool outside Beaver Creek Rentals with BerkshireGather 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.

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