There are so many things to do during the summer in Vail.  You could spend weeks exploring and trying all sorts of different things.  I think that's why locals like this season so much!  The plethora of options and the beautiful weather, of course.

So what should we do today?  I would tell guests to go for a hike that gets them up high - Vail Pass would be perfect.  Views are 360 degrees and wildflowers are in full bloom with an incredible array of colors!  Or what about a bike ride?  I biked along the river through Glenwood Canyon a few days ago and it was beautiful.  It's also quite moderate.  My aunt in town from Minnesota did just fine.  Mountain biking can be moderate, too, if you use the bike haul program on Vail Mountain and ride down.  Advanced & aggressive riders have even more options. 

Rafting is still on for a few more weeks and a great way to cool off in the warmer August weather.  How about a round of golf?  Did you know that your golf ball travels farther at high altitude?  You might play the game of your life!  You could play a different course in the area everyday for a week and still not get to all of them. 

You can learn to rock climb, hike a 14er, go hot air ballooning, perfect your fly casting, take a photography class, explore a cave, take a daytrip to Aspen/ Glenwood Springs/ Summit County/ Leadville, take in a Dance Festival performance, listen to the symphony, catch any one of dozens of free live music performances this summer, visit a ghost town, visit Historic Camp Hale where the 10th Mountain Division trained, go to the Arts Festival/ Antique Festival, enjoy great food at Food & Wine/ Sweet on Gore/ South of the Border/ Blues, Brews & BBQ festivals, learn to dance, take an orienteering class, go on a cattle drive, hang out at an authentic ranch, canoe at Piney Lake, go sailing on Lake Dillon, go to tennis camp, go ice skating at Dobson Ice Arena, take a yoga class at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, visit the Vail/ Edwards/ Minturn Farmers Markets, listen to free jazz performances at Vail Square, go to FAC (Friday Afternoon Club), learn to kayak, go on a nature hike, find a sunny deck for cocktails, visit the spa, go on a Segway tour, go on a Jeep Tour in the mountains, go ATVing, play frisbee golf/ bocce ball/ horseshoes at Eagle's Nest, roast marshmallows under the stars at the Vail Nature Center, go to a cooking demonstration, enjoy special wine tasting events at one of several area restaurants, be a spectator at the Teva Mountain Games/ King of the Mountain Volleyball tournament/ Vail Lacrosse tournament, have a beer and brat at the Vail/ Lionshead/ Beaver Creek Oktoberfests, enjoy a hometown parade during Vail America Days, go to the rodeo...I could go on and on and on.  But I won't.  You know why we love Vail.  Now come and experience it for yourself!