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4.5 out of 5
44 member's reviews
15,005 people visited Aspen
While the clichéd image of Aspen is a Hollywood power couple in expensive threads followed by paparazzi, Aspen is so much more than that. The historic town dates to the mid 19th century, and visitors come from all over the world to admire its natural and urban beauty. Four remarkable snow-capped mountains within 10 minutes, art galleries, wildflower fields, historic architecture and breath-taking views are just the start. Aspen is also home to the world-renowned Aspen Institute leadership non-profit and the 60-year-old Aspen Music Festival, held in July and August each year. And, yes, Aspen lives up to its cliché; the streets are often filled with royalty (Hollywood and true blue bloods). While eight-figure second homes are de rigueur for residents, visitors of all stripes are welcome.
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  • Aspen
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    5 Feb 12, 2014

    The A-list ski town has no shortage of plush hotels primed for romance—such as The Little Nell or the St. Regis—or sips to get you there: the Rocky Mountain state’s legendary craft beer scene helped rank this tony mountain town at the top of the survey for its local brews (such as Aspen Brewing’s pale ale called This Season’s Blonde). For a romantic dinner you can’t beat Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, with big views—from 10,700 feet—of the Maroon Bells and European-style classics such as fondue and veal schnitzel. Readers also applauded Aspen for its variety of events, from the X Games to the high-minded Aspen Ideas Festival.

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    Queen Leigh "@QueenLeigh22"
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    5 Nov 25, 2013

    This just happens to be one of my favorite cities - and not just because I was born here. Aspen is beautiful any time of year. Some of my favorite memories are in the spring up in the mountains surrounded by wild flowers. Nothing gets better than being in a field when a sun shower surprises you and there's nothing but beauty around you.
    I could go on for hours, but I won't.

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    Liza Prado
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    5 Nov 07, 2013

    Aspen is a gorgeous mountain town, known for it's multi-million dollar homes, upscale restaurants and shops, and world class skiing. But it's a lot more than that. It's got fantastic hiking; music, food, and film festivals; the Aspen Institute, which offers seminars and conferences on critical issues; Anderson Ranch, a phenomenal space for artists (budding and established) to take workshops.... All told, it's a thriving cultural and outdoor hub, which is alive with activity year round.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversLocal CultureLuxury TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Aspen
    John White
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    5 Nov 05, 2013

    Summer, Winter, Fall colors - each season is grand. I enjoyed the shoulder seasons the most with less crowds and lower hotel rates. The festivals they have are worth a goods look. Wine and Food was amazing.

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    Debbie
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    5 Jan 29, 2013

    One of my favorite cities in the states. Great food, and beautiful in both the winter and summer. Endless things to do, but obviously the place for skiing and hiking. Seeing celebrities on the street is always a plus.

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    Chris Kompst
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    5 Dec 16, 2012

    Seldom does a place live up to the hype about it, but Aspen did, and it exceeded my imagination. Yes, it's an over-priced village and playground for the rich and famous, but who wouldn't want to play here? The surrounding towns have much more reasonable accomodations, but everyone should wake up in Aspen at least once in their life!

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    NewChicagoGirl
    4 Nov 16, 2012

    Beautiful scenery, skiing right outside your door, cozy bookstores, great thrift stores and excellent food!

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  • Aspen
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    5 Oct 08, 2012

    Aspen in October is the perfect place for the ideal time of year. Trees were in their full color show with golds, oranges and reds against the brilliant blue Colorado sky. Spectacular!

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    Dave Mortell
    5 Sep 23, 2012

    Aspen in the Fall, doesn't get much better! Check out Maroon Bells; Independence Pass; Pearl Pass; and Crystal Mills. Go out of your way to see these places - you won't regret!

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  • Aspen
    David Eastin
    3 Aug 08, 2012

    Aspen is amazing! The skiing is great as long as you are ready for some pretty expensive prices. I always think of Dumb and Dumber whenever I'm here. A stroll along Main Street always feels nice when you're not on the slopes.

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