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My family has been visiting Vail almost every summer since I was a kid, and we always spend a day biking down Vail Pass. Rent bikes at one of the many bike shops in the area (we rent at the place next to the Marriot Resort in Lionshead) and have a shuttle drive you up to the top of the pass. The ride back down is easy -- the whole way is paved and a fairly gentle slope. Make sure to bring a map since a few sections of the trail get slightly confusing as you make your way back into town. Have fun!
- Ore House Restaurant232 Bridge St, Vail, CO 81657recommended Ore House RestaurantWith a warm and inviting atmosphere, the Ore House is a local favorite and never seems to be void of customers. Much of this is perhaps due to the affability of the owner, who had learned my name ... read morewithin 10 minutes of my arrival — before adding it to a long list of other hopeful diners (each of whom he greeted in turn). The wait was worth it, however, when my six-ounce tenderloin appeared on the table. It was a thing of beauty: perfectly round and red in the middle with fluffy mashed potatoes and lightly sauteed vegetables. The prices are on the high end, but the experience is well worth the indulgence.Alison Kjeldgaard
Definitely have dinner at the Ore House while you're in Vail. It's a bustling, local favorite that serves mouthwatering steaks.
- The 10thVail Mountainrecommended The 10thLocated midway up to the top of Vail Mountain (only accessible by ski lift), the 10th is a great ski-in restaurant when you're ready to take a break from Vail's pow-pow. I was surprised how upscale ... read morethe restaurant was, considering that most patrons have been sweating all day in their snow gear. However, the atmosphere was friendly and the food was excellent. I recommend the hand-cut black truffle fries and veal meatloaf. Caution: you may be too full to safely ski back down the mountain.Alison Kjeldgaard
Hop on a ski-lift to eat at The 10th, a ski-in, ski-out restaurant in the winter. The cuisine was some of the best I've tried in Vail.
- Les Delices DE France531 E Lionshead Cir, #6, Vail, CO 81657recommended Les Delices DE FranceThere are few things better than a warm, flakey croissant and cup of dark roast coffee in the morning. Les Delices de France has both of those and more, serving up the perfect breakfast combination ... read morebefore a day of skiing. Another good sign is the fact that the owners are actually French (but perhaps slightly friendlier). Be sure to get a pastry to go -- you'll be craving one later!Alison Kjeldgaard
Be sure to try Les Delices in Lionshead for breakfast -- they are underpriced (for Vail) and serve excellent pastries and coffee.
- Spago - Bachelor GulchThe Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch 130 Daybreak Ridge, P.O. Box 9190, Avon, CO 81620recommended Spago - Bachelor GulchGreat service like at every Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Even if there is something you want from another Wolfgang Puck restaurant, they will make it for you.It is easy to get here by bus from Vail.
- Terra Bistro352 East Meadow Drive, Vail, CO, United States
- Gore CreekGore Creek Dr, White River National Forest, Vail, CO 81657
- Four Seasons Resort Vail1 Vail Road, Vail, CO, United States