A Day Trip To Vail


Last week, I was feeling pretty down about the job hunt so myself and Jason decided to take a day trip to Vail, CO. So I’m sure most of you have heard of Vail before but if not then it’s a big ski resort in the mountains about an hour and a half away from Denver.


The drive to Vail is absolutely beautiful, we passed some other smaller ski resorts such as Brekenridge and the scenery was just breathtaking!

Once we arrived we found a parking lot (which was shockingly expensive, $20 for 2 hours parking!)

We got Willy and walked around the town.

It’s an absolutely beautiful town, it’s so clean with beautiful German inspired buildings everywhere.

There was a beautiful skating rink and small local stores everywhere.

It was such a great way to spend a day and it has made me so excited for the thousands of other small towns in the mountains that myself and Jason have yet to explore!

The place that I want to go the most is Telluride. They have an awesome Bluegrass festival in the summer and unfortunately the tickets went on release last Friday and are almost sold out (being unemployed makes it impossible to afford it right now) But I’m sure that this time next year I’ll be more than prepared to get some tickets!

How about you? What’s your favorite Colorado town?

8 thoughts on “A Day Trip To Vail

  1. I would love it if you guys would come to Glenwood Springs, CO. We are just another hour west of Vail and you can bring Willy!! The Roaring Fork Valley is very dog friendly, however if you do want to go see some of the sights, like Glenwood Caverns, High Tails has doggie day care. I have been following you since before you moved to the States and would love to meet you!!!

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    1. We’ll definitely have to go up in the new year! We’d love to meet you too! And we were just talking today about how much Willy would love doggy day care. Glenwood Springs looks so beautiful!


  2. Grainne,
    Favorite Colorado town? Crested Butte, no question! Beautiful setting, laid-back vibe, friendly people and great outdoors. Welcome to Colorado.

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    1. Ohhhh I have been following them on Instagram for a while now and I’m just dying to go and stay there for a while! It looks like the perfect little mountain town.


  3. Hey, that’s awesome you’re in Colorado! There are plenty of great towns. I love Steamboat- you must go to the strawberry hot springs. I like Leadville a lot but it’s not a ski town so more of a summer destination- can go camping and hiking. Salida is another cool town. I’m going to crested butte for the first time this winter. And ya I want to get to telluride for the bluegrass festival one of these summers!

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