Travel Recommendations

Airport Information

  • Closest Airport to Vail is Eagle, however a more accessible airport (no direct flights into Eagle) is Denver International Airport. It is an almost 2 hour drive from Denver to Vail.
  • Uber, Rent a Car, or Book with Epic Mountain Express-most reccomended- to pick you up from the airport directly to your lodging in Vail.


  • Sweet Basil: creative, modern American restaurant located in the heart of the Vail Village
  • Pepi's Bar + Restaurant: Austrian restaurant featuring wild game & also offering a year-round deck & the best live entertainment.
  • The Mountain Standard: stylish, upmarket gastropub offering New American fare, beers, bourbons & more in a woody space.
  • Matsuhitsia Vail: delicious sushi option
  • Pazzo's Pizzeria: local pizzeria serving pies, pasta & sandwiches, plus beer & wine, in a casual atmosphere.
  • El Segundo: a high-energy, fun, elevated (but casual) semi-traditional taqueria and tequila bar in the heart of Vail Village.
  • Lancelot: This longtime steak & seafood eatery known for its prime rib also has a full bar & large wine list.
  • Bully Ranch: located at Sonnealp hotel. A casual eatery & bar providing burgers & Southwestern dishes in a cozy space.
  • Loaded Joes: best coffee spot and quick breakfast!

Activities in Vail

  • Mountain Biking: Maid of Honor, Natalie Pratt's favorite activity! Many options to rent bikes in town (we usually use Pepi's). There are trails for all levels but if you are a beginner, the fire road- green trail- is a fun option for everyone! Scenic gondola ride up too!
  • Hiking: So many amazing trails! Pack lots of water, sunscreen and snacks for a beautiful hiking day! Berry Picker is the bride's fav!
  • River Rafting: fun summer activity!
  • Adventure Ridge: fun activities for families and younger kids at top of Vail mountain!
  • Pickle Ball: reserve a spot on the pickle ball court located right next to Manor Vail! You may catch the Mother of the Bride and Father of the Groom playing there the whole weekend!


  • Garfinkel's: groom's choice for an afternoon beer! Located in Lionshead at the base of the gondola. Plenty of outdoor picnic tables to enjoy a drink, bar food, and a great view with friends!
  • Red Lion: two words...Dave Tucker! Dance and sing all night with a full bar.
  • Shake Down: live music at night!
  • Pepi's Bar: perfect spot for a happy hour drink + live music! Also a delicious traditional Austrian restarurant.
  • The George: underground dive bar with plenty of seating and pool tables!
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