Shopping & Dining
Sample the flavor and style of the Vail Valley. Unique shopping opportunities abound throughout the area. Wandering through the pedestrian-friendly villages of Vail and Beaver Creek will reveal dozens of boutiques, sporting good stores, gift shops and specialty stores. Handmade jewelry, the latest gear for every sport, distinctive clothing and more can always be found. The rapidly growing community of Edwards has more than 60 retail shops to explore, and Avon offers a selection of nationally known retail chains as well as galleries and boutiques.
Cuisine in the Vail Valley spans the entire culinary spectrum. Award-winning chefs and restaurants cater to the most discriminating tastes with an array of gourmet meals. Or, enjoy a casual meal at a café or family-friendly diner. Each town in the region has its own variety of eateries that, all told, offer up numerous dining options sure to please any taste. Diners can also take advantage of low season discounts at several area restaurants between May-June and September-November.
In addition to the numerous restaurants, the Vail Valley has a wide selection of bars, including martini and wine bars, classic brewpubs and casual saloons. In addition, tempting bakeries, ice cream parlors and confectionaries offer sweet treats for any occasion.