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Vail Spring Restaurant List

Vail shoulder season in early spring and late fall is a quieter time of year in the Colorado mountains. Crowds thin out, lodging deals pop up and you’ll feel like the Vail Valley is your personal playground.

In some cases, local business owners — particularly Vail restaurants, bars and nightlife spots — close for some or all of off-season. If you’re planning a Vail vacation, keep these insider tips in mind:

Make Reservations: Many things to do in Vail in early spring and late fall have adjusted or reduced operations due to lack of demand. It’s best to book guided activities well before arriving to ensure availability. Call ahead to confirm a business will be operating and if hours are different from peak-season operations in summer and winter.

Check Vail Restaurant & Nightlife Information: Enjoying Vail restaurants, bars and nightlife spots are highlights of your trip. That’s why it’s suggested to call ahead, plus review business websites and social media for seasonal closure information. Whenever possible, book a table in advance — that sometimes means weeks, or even months in advance, to ensure specific dates and times.

Book Direct for Vail Hotels: Shoulder seasons are, by nature, slower and loved for their peace and tranquility, so there are often lodging deals to be found. Find the best early-spring and late-fall rates for your off-season vacation by booking directly on luxurious Vail hotels, condos and private residences.

More Vail Vacation Ideas:

Here’s why spring is the best time to ski in Vail.
Tips for golfing in fall.
Explore the best places for photos by season.
Find the best places for leaf peeping.