Although Vail is lauded among North America’s top destinations for those seeking an upscale mountain retreat, a summer vacation to Vail on a budget is completely in the realm of possibility. Vail’s expansive—and varied—lodging inventory and plethora of restaurants make this possible.
Vail Travel’s insider tips and industry-leading deals can help you save money on your Vail summer vacation. For instance, did you know that the summertime gondola ride rates pale in comparison to the winter lift ticket rates? If you’re looking to save some dough on lodging, opt to stay in one of Vail’s spacious, reasonably priced condos so you can split the cost with family or friends and cook meals back at the unit—so you don’t have to spend extra money on dining out. Vail’s dining scene does trend towards more expensive eats, but there are plenty of affordable (and delicious) options; you just need to know where to look.
One of the local hot spots is the best place to score some inexpensive and good eats in Vail. For mouth-watering New York-style pies and cheap brews, head to Vendetta’s or Pazzo’s Pizza, both in Vail Village.
For Mexican, you can’t beat La Cantina’s quality or price. Don’t be deterred by its location in the Vail Village parking structure.
You can also have a good Mexican meal for $12 at Los Amigos, situated steps from Gondola One in Vail Village. Share one of their house margarita pitchers: the price is right if you’re with a group.