Vail/Beaver Creek Travel Guide

Areas to Explore

Bachelor Gulch

Vail/Beaver Creek Area information

Travel to the Great Outdoors with Vacation Rentals in Vail & Beaver Creek

Experience New Adventures

The mountains of Vail and Beaver Creek are synonymous with amazing snow days, but there are so many more things to do in the Vail Valley than most visitors realize. Yes, the skiing and snowboarding can be pretty epic, but the summers are also great for hiking, swimming, and biking. If being in the mountains is your favorite way to vacation, you’ll truly enjoy discovering the many adventures that await you in Vail.

Enjoy Everything About Your Time in Colorado

Our vacation rentals range from private homes, contemporary condos, and mountainside penthouses to ski-in ski-out chalets, classy cabins, and attractive townhomes. Our large selection of Vail vacation rentals gives you the flexibility to plan according to your needs, so you can ensure a relaxing and fun vacation. Premium ski-in ski-out condos, family and pet friendly cabins, custom homes, and luxury penthouses are all available with Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ in Beaver Creek. Your accommodations give you direct access to the best outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in the winter and hiking, mountain biking, and golfing in the summer.

Top Sights in Vail/Beaver Creek

Birds of Prey

If you happen to be in Beaver Creek when the World Cup for downhill racing is taking place at the ski resort, consider yourself lucky and get yourself a front row seat to witness the world’s very best skiing. Beaver Creek Ski Resort constructed the Birds of Prey racecourse specifically to host the championship, and many world athletes have tested their skills on this rigorous course. The World Cup is also host to several days of festivities like music, food, and dancing, so you’ll have plenty of entertainment to enjoy during this remarkable event.


No ski vacation is complete without a little après-ski. What is that, you ask? Most skiers and snowboarders will tell you that après-ski is the best part about a mountain vacation, but its true definition is the celebration or entertainment that follows directly after a day of skiing. Après-ski in Beaver Creek occurs spontaneously in many of the restaurants and bars found at the base of the mountain. Just listen for very loud music followed by a lot of dancing. When you find that, you’ve found Après-Ski.

Colorado Snowsports Museum

One of the coolest Vail attractions you can visit on a day when you’re not outside on the mountain is the Colorado Snowsports Museum. Exhibits will educate you on all things skiing and snowboarding, including the history of downhill skiing and the origins of snowboarding. You’ll also see the Hall of Fame and vintage ski lift tickets. For history buffs, they’ve created an educational exhibit about the 10th Mountain Division who was trained in the Colorado mountains to fight during World War II.

Top Experiences in Vail/Beaver Creek

Marvel at Colorado From Above

Take off high above Vail on a hot air balloon ride. Usually lasting about one hour and offered from June through September, your ride in the sky can also be paired with a delicious champagne brunch upon landing. During your flight, an experienced pilot will point out the surrounding mountain ranges, waterways and valleys, giving you a fresh perspective on the geography that already looks incredible from the ground.

Try a Hand at Disc Golf

If you think you’ve done all the summer activities available in Beaver Creek, think again. Disc golf is the frisbee thrower’s dream come true. Hop onto the Centennial Express Lift and head over to the Spruce Saddle Lodge where the course starts. Just be sure to rent disc golf equipment before you head up the lift.

Celebrate with a Night of Classical Music

Classical music fans will want to make attending Bravo! Vail a priority. Concerts are presented in the summer months and feature the world’s most respected orchestras playing classical masterpieces. Past performances have been presented by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. One noteworthy event is the New Works Project, where up and coming composers are invited to showcase their best work.