Vail, Colorado, on the list for most beautiful mountain towns in the Rocky Mountains, has it all. Surrounded by the White River National Forest, Vail is considered one of the world’s best alpine resorts for skiing and snowboarding. Not to mention snowshoeing, Nordic ski tracks, tubing, and snowmobiling in the winter. In the summer, there is kayaking and rafting, mountain biking, hiking, golf, fly fishing and more. Vail is broken up into three parts: East Vail, Vail, and West Vail. The main Vail area is Vail Village which hosts boutique shops, high-end apparel, casual and fine dining, world-class galleries, chic spas, cultural events, concerts, family-fun activities and the largest farmer’s market in Colorado, all with the beautiful backdrop of aspens and pines that cover the mountains which surround.
It’s from this farmer’s market that many of Vail’s five-star restaurants obtain the locally grown and organic ingredients that they feature, which you can savor from the many sun-kissed decks around town. The locals are friendly and helpful, openly offering their advice on everything from which runs have the best powder, to where to enjoy the best pizza after an active day.