While the kids are at camp, Mom and Dad get time to themselves!
One of the most special aspects of Vail is that it’s truly a place where families can feel safe. Vail’s many day and week-long camps are the chance for kids big and small to spread their wings under the care of counselors and specialized instructors. While the kids are doing their thing (and having a blast), Mom and Dad have the chance to enjoy some alone time, then end the day with a lovely date night.
Mom’s Day to Herself
While the kids are away at camp or exploring Vail on their own, Mom gets some much-needed time to herself! If the shops are calling your name, we suggest heading out to the Villages. For the latest fashion trends, head to Due Luca Bruno, Perch, and Blitz in Vail Village, then hit up Arriesgado and Avalon in Lionshead (highlights of the many options!). For uniquely Vail shopping, The Golden Bear, Gorsuch’s, and Pepi Sports are must-stops. Shopping for summer or winter gear? Lululemon, Patagonia, North Face, and Marmot are sure bets. Duck into the many stores and shop to your heart’s delight.
After shopping, you’ll need some time to kick your feet up and relax. You’re in luck, as Vail plays host to many spas, each with their own unique ambiance and experiences. Need help narrowing it down? Here are some of our favorites
Dad’s Day to Himself
While Mom is shopping and spa’ing and the kids are “doing their thing”, it’s also Dads turn to have an adventure to himself! An early morning fly fishing adventure with Gore Range Fly Fishing is just the way to spend the day on the river, out in nature, learning from the pros and hopefully getting lucky by landing the big one! BONUS, since
you’re on your own, you can always stretch the truth and the guides are experts at taking the photo to make it look bigger!!
If you have time after fishing, rent a mountain bike for a quick trip up one of the Gondola’s and ride-of-a lifetime down the mountain. You can always stay on Gitalong Road, or if you’re feeling more adventurous, try Radio Flyer – a fun rolling trail (with options to “exit” onto the road if need be). There are also many trails surrounding Vail to explore – both mountain and road. Explore our top biking suggestions!
The night is yours! Your hotel can help you secure a babysitter (if needed) and you’ll want to make a dinner reservation in advance. After your shopping and spa day, don one of your newly purchased outfits and enjoy a night out with your special someone. Our favorite date night dinner spots include Sweet Basil, Elway’s, LaTour, AlpenRose, Montauk, Up The Creek, Matsuhisa and La Bottega. Enjoy an intimate ambience along with amazing cuisine, service, wine, and specialty beverages. Cheers to a fabulous day!
Tomorrow, bring the family back together and check out or top family adventures!