Thanks to a laundry list of summer mountain experiences, we venture to say that families will have as much, if not more fun at Vail in the summer. Plus, the weather is warm and dry, but not hot, and there’s an incredible amount to experience. Imagine making family memories while hiking, biking or horseback riding through Vail’s wildflower-dotted Back Bowls, or squealing with delight as you cruise through exhilarating white-water rapids on the Eagle River. These are just a few examples of the many amazing family activities to experience on a Vail family summer vacation.
Top Vail summer activities for families
- Adventure Ridge is the capital of thrills in the Vail Valley. Take the Eagle Bahn Gondola to the top of Eagle's Nest, and you will soon see the adventure waiting. Kids will enjoy laser tag, mountain biking, hiking, disc golf, lawn sports and bungee trampolines.
- A multitude of parks and playgrounds will keep the kids entertained. Some larger playgrounds are located near Betty Ford Gardens, Pirate Park near Gondola One in Vail Village and Donavan Park in West Vail.
Vail family-friendly summer lodging
- Vail Cascade, located on the western side of the resort, provides all the conveniences of home, as well as the amenities of a resort. Amenities include full access to Vail Cascade Resort and Spa amenities, Vail’s largest and most complete luxury spa and athletic club, indoor parking, library and gathering room and pool and hot tub.
- Renowned for its friendly atmosphere and responsive concierge staff, the Antlers at Vail takes the guesswork out of a family summer vacation to Vail. The property is located just 150 yards away from the Eagle Bahn gondola, which provides lift access to Vail’s best hiking and biking trails. Antlers at Vail offers 84 condominiums and amenities such as a pool, hot-tubs, fitness center and fully equipped business center. The condominiums are fully furnished with all the comforts of home including complimentary Wi-Fi access, full-size kitchens, a private balcony, fireplace and daily maid service.