When you say Vail, Colorado, people immediately think ski slopes. There is no doubt that Vail is one of the best places in the country for you and your family to escape to during the winter months.
What you might not know is that Vail also has a lot to offer during the summer as well. If your kids love the outdoors or are just naturally adventurous, then you should consider a trip to Vail. With so many family friendly options, you will never run out of things to do.
Epic Discovery is like an outdoor adventure theme park. The designers of the resort partnered with the Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service to promote environmental awareness and education through a host of outdoor activities for all ages. After taking the scenic gondola up the mountain, you will find zip lines, a climbing wall, a mountain coaster, a bungee trampoline, tubing, and much more.
Take a Llama to Lunch
Paragon Guides offers a unique opportunity to hike and get in some “animal time” for the kids. You can sign up your family for one of their “Take a Llama to Lunch” hikes. The hikes can be as easy or as difficult as your family can handle, and the experienced staff at Paragon Guides makes sure that all hikes include water, lunch, and a lot of llama.
The Colorado Ski Museum
Are you planning to bring the family back to Vail when the slopes are open and there is beautiful, pristine snow on the ground? Well, there is no place that will whet your family’s appetite for skiing more than the Colorado Ski Museum.
The museum has all kinds of exhibits, ranging from a look at the Winter Olympics to daring rescues by the Ski Patrol. It is also added snowboarding exhibits, for the X Games enthusiast in your family. The best part: it is free!
Gore Creek Fly Fishermen
Vail residents will tell you that fly-fishing is as big a deal during the summer as skiing is during the winter. Gore Creek Fly Fishermen is an experienced fly-fishing guide service that offers family-friendly excursions for anyone 8 years of age or older, regardless of skill level.
Fly-fishing is a great way to introduce your children to an exciting outdoor activity that they can continue to do for the rest of their lives, as well as experience some of the finest outdoor recreation in the West!
Plan Your Vail Getaway Today
There is a lot to do in Vail, Colorado, even during the warm weather months. Check out some of the sites above and make sure to ask for kid-friendly venues when booking your hotel in Vail. Many of them include minifridges for snacks, pools, game rooms, and more to ensure that your stay is relaxing and fun for the entire family. With so many interesting activities and a family-friendly hotel waiting for you at the end of your day, your family will make memories that they will be talking about for years to come!