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Ten Tips for a Truly Magical Vail Vacation

Vail, known the world over for its unparalleled skiing and snowboarding has been attracting visitors from around the world. Planning ahead of time and knowing what to see and do will help make the most of your precious vacation time.

1) Of course with more than 4600 acres of ski-able terrain, the number one thing to do while vacationing in Vail, North America's largest ski destination, is skiing or boarding the slopes.

2) For a different kind of snow experience that's perfect for travelers of all ages, snow tubing is an activity that the traveler must make time for. Ski areas typically have special designated areas for tubing.

3) Two of the most unique winter snow activities sure to make memories that will last a lifetime include snowshoeing and dog sledding - both will leave lasting impressions.

4) For a little romance, the best way to experience the beauty of Vail is with a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the splendid snowy landscape.

5) Outdoor enthusiasts love ice skating, winter horseback riding, and snowmobiling.

6) Adventure enthusiasts with a flare for wild, heart-pounding excitement should check out Vail ice climbing, which is some of the best in the world. Rock climbing in Vail is pretty remarkable too.

7) When the weather is too chilly for comfort, Vail offers plenty of indoor activities. The favorites include attending a wine tasting at a local winery, checking out the Ski Museum and Ski Hall of Fame, and shopping at one of the many wide variety of boutiques for everything from clothing, jewelry, gifts and specialty items to sporting goods and ski apparel.

8) The best way to pamper is at a Vail Spa like Golden Leaf Spa at Marriott Mountain Lodge, Aria Spa & Club at Cascade, or Heaven Massage & Spa to name a few.

9) Dining at one of Vail's many delightful restaurants provides the perfect way to unwind after a long day of activity, or take a much-needed mid-day break. Everything from sports bars to fine dining and cuisines including Asian, French, Italian, and Continental will surely delight every palate.

10) And finally, a must-see attraction for all travelers is the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the world's highest botanical gardens at 8,200 feet.

There is so much to do during the winter in Vail Colorado that travelers to this snowy wonderland are always happy. The average hundreds of inches of snow per year in Vail make it a truly magical place.

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Until next time, Happy Travels!


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