With school out and work-day flexibility, the opportunity to travel during the week, or even extend that weekend trip a day or two is a great way to get the most out of your vacation to Vail! Scheduling a weekday getaway by staying Sunday to Thursday allows you to focus on what you enjoy in Vail, rather than navigating what to avoid. The locals have always embraced skiing on the weekdays (vs. weekends), and the same can be said for the summer. We’ve highlighted the top benefits of scheduling your Vail vacation as a MidWeek getaway!
1. fewer Crowds
During weekday getaways, all of Vail’s top summer adventures and activities will have more availability. There will be more space to spread and explore on hiking and biking trails. Making that special spa treatment is easier during a weekday trip too. The rivers will be quieter for fishing, the golf course will have better tee time options, and booking that summer rafting, horseback riding, or Jeep Tour adventure will be easier.
2. Restaurant Availability
Vail’s top restaurants will be easier to reserve that ideal table and time (we still recommend making reservations ahead of time) during weekday getaways.
3. Deals & Promotions
Many lodges, condominium resorts, and inns around town offer special MidWeek getaway promotional rates and offers on for:
● Sunday – Thursday stays
● Extended stays over a Sunday night
● Early weekday vacation start dates when the reservation begins a day earlier like on a Thursday. Think about all the things you can do with that extra day and price savings!
4. Save Time Travelling
I-70 on a Friday heading to Vail and Sunday leaving Vail is much less congested during a weekday getaway – allowing for an easier drive and more time to explore everything Vail has to offer. Flights tend to also have more availability and often cost less for non-peak weekday getaways too!
5. Attend Events
Many of Vail’s special summer events take place during the week, making being here on a Sunday – Thursday for a weekday trip an even more perfect time to experience the things that weekend warriors will not. Check out a few of the most popular weekday summer events:
The Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show
Sundays, June 19 – October 3
For over 20 years, this Sunday tradition has been a favorite event for weekday vacation travelers. The Vail’s Farmers’ Market & Art Show features 150 vendors showcasing Colorado food, art, and more. Stroll Meadow Drive from 9:30am – 3:30pm and find that special piece of Colorado and amazing culinary treats.
Vail Jazz Festival:
Thursdays and Sundays, July 7 – August 17
The 28th Vail Jazz Festival comes alive Thursdays and Sundays with live Jazz featuring the very best in hot jazz, bebop, bossa nova, gypsy jazz, big band sounds, and more! Performances to catch during your Midweek getaway include:
● 8 Thursday evening (6:00pm – 8:00pm)
● ticketed headliner shows at Vail Square
● 8 FREE Sunday evening (5:30pm – 8:00pm) concerts at Solaris Plaza
Moe’s BBQ Hot Summer Nights Concerts
Tuesdays, June 21 – August 30 (Please note that the August 18th show is on a Thursday. There will not be a Tuesday Hot Summer Nights show that week.)
Hot Summer Nights is a longstanding tradition in Vail, and a favorite scene for locals and visitors alike. This FREE Tuesday night concert series brings popular bands from today and yesterday to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for an outdoor, music-filled evening during your weekday trip.
The Amp Concert Series
Various dates throughout the summer
This summer-long lineup of headliner acts at “The Amp” (Ford Amphitheater) includes a variety of genres performing outdoor, under the stars. Get up close and personal with covered reserved seats, or spread out with General Admission lawn seating. Check out the schedule of upcoming concerts, buy your tickets, and make your weekday vacation plans today!
Vail Comedy Show
Once a month, on Thursday evenings, The Vail Comedy show brings nationally touring comedians to Vail’s Bridge Street Bar.
Bravo! Vail Music Festival
June 23 – August 4
This signature music festival brings world-renowned musicians and orchestras to Vail’s unique venues for 7-weeks this summer. Vail plays host to four of the world’s finest orchestras including:
● The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
● Dallas Symphony Orchestra
● The Philadelphia Orchestra
● New York Philharmonic
Many performances at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater take place during the week, when finding that perfect seat is easier than weekend performances. Plus, small ensemble performances including the Chamber Music Series, Immersive Experiences, and Classically Uncorked Series are offered only during weekday getaways.
Vail Dance Festival
July 29 – August 9
This 2-week celebration of dance and artistry takes place in the beautiful setting of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, with several premiere performances offered during the week when finding that perfect seat is easier than weekend performances. This year celebrates the 100th world-premiere dance commission under Artistic Director, Damian Woetzle. Each evening will surprise and delight dance enthusiasts!
What are you waiting for? Now is the time to take that dream vacation to Vail. And, why not make your plans to visit Vail when others may not: Sunday – Thursday. Get the most out of t Vail this summer with a weekday vacation!