Summer Activities

Summer Vacations in Vail

When the snow melts, a whole new world of activities opens up in Vail. This alpine wonderland features sunny, 80-degree days that create a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.



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Experience everything summer in Vail has to offer with a Colorado family vacation.

Summer Activities

  • 13 championship golf courses
  • Art galleries
  • Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
  • Biking (mountain, trail, tours)
  • Bird watching
  • Bowling
  • Climbing and mountaineering
  • Concerts
  • Cultural events
  • Dining
  • Dino digging
  • Disc golf
  • Eagle County Fair and Rodeo
  • Fishing
  • Fly-fishing
  • Gondola rides
  • Walking Mountains Science Center
  • Hay rides and cattle rides
  • Hiking and backpacking
  • Hot-air balloon rides
  • Indoor and outdoor ice skating
  • Indoor laser tag
  • Inline skating
  • Jeep tours
  • Kayaking
  • During the fall, enjoy S'mores at the hotel fire pit on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30-6:30pm
  • Lawn sports
  • Miniature golf
  • Music festivals
  • Nightlife
  • Orienteering map and compass course
  • Rebound trampoline
  • Scenic gondola rides to the top of Vail Mountain
  • Shopping in Vail
  • Shopping at Silverthorne Outlets
  • Skeet shooting
  • Sporting clays, trap shooting and paintball
  • Tennis
  • Train rides
  • Vail Nature Center
  • Whitewater rafting 

When you visit Vail Cascade during the summer, take a walk or bike ride along the scenic, paved trail located behind the hotel alongside Gore Creek. If you follow the trail east, it will take you to Vail and Lionshead Villages, the Vail Golf Course and even over Vail Pass to Summit County. Taken west, the path leads to several parks with lively playgrounds and picnic facilities.

If you want to rent a bicycle, Charter Sports offers bikes and a variety of other summer sporting equipment right here at the hotel.

Check out these events happening in Vail and the surrounding area this summer.

  • Blues Brews and BBQ
  • Mojo Man
  • Teva Mountain Games
  • Tough Mudder
  • Bud Light Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
  • Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival
  • Family Saturday Afternoon Club
  • Lionshead Family Fun Club
  • Farmers Markets
  • Culinary Demonstration Series
  • Vail Jazz Festival
  • Beaver Creek Rodeo Series
  • Vail Arts Festival
  • Vail America Days
  • Eagle County Fair & Rodeo
  • Vail International Dance Festival
  • Keen Vail Kid's Adventure Race
  • Vail Soul Music Fest
  • GranFondo Cannondale Vail
  • USA Pro Cycling Challenge
  • Gourmet on Gore
  • Labor Day Jazz Party 
  • Oktoberfest
  • Vail Restaurant Month
  • America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament
  • Tour of Vail Cycling Final


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