Sydney

and

Jake

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.

Restaurants

  • 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!

Bars

  • 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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