4) Enjoy Vail's Incredible Culinary Scene
Tantalize your taste buds and source the freshly made local flavours, with restaurants aplenty in the Vail Valleys.
Inspired by Parisian brasseries, the quaint French bistro 'Vintage' is a people's favourite. The restaurant dishes up classic french cuisine such as foie gras torchon, escargot and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, all of which can be swilled down with a signature bloody Mary or champagne flute to adequately clean the palate.
If you fancy something closer to home, topping the list as Colorado's most popular restaurant, 'Sweet Basil' is an innovative, modern American restaurant that features a world-class menu of seasonal, creative cuisines. Dishes such as the Loch Duart Salmon, served with sweet and sour beets, seared in red wine cabbage puree, pistachio gremolata and topped with fresh pomegranate will certainly leave your taste buds dancing with delight.
You can even go one step further and try your hand at crafting your own interpretation of Colorado's finest flavours at the luxury Four Seasons Residences & Resort. Under the watchful eye of coveted chef, Marcus Stewart, guests can learn how to make the perfect spice rub to take as a souvenir of Vail... but not before tasting your creation first on the hotel's finest fresh slabs of meat.
5) Relax at the Sonnenalp Spa
Rejuvenate your mind and body at the Sonnenalp Spa, where relaxation and luxury intertwine together to provide the perfect ambience for customers to unwind and refresh.
Located at the heart of the Vail Valley, Sonnenalp Spa dates back five generations, providing over 80 years of generous hospitality and service. With pampering massages, body treatments, skin care, manicures and pedicures - the spa provides five-star treatment for every guest fortunate enough to visit.
Customers can be treated to Sonnenalp's signature light to medium full body massage to relieve muscle tension, enhance circulation while promoting deep relaxation - perfect after a long day hiking the infamous fourteeners. Afterwards, guests can enjoy the state-of-the-art saunas, indoor and outdoor heated pools, and solariums overlooking the Gore creek. With three choices of sparkling wine to choose from, Sonnenalp Spa truly is the perfect pampering palace to lavishly luxuriate and bask in the fresh alpine air.
Book now through their website for the best treatment the Vail Valleys has to offer.