Aspen: The Best Place to Stay for a Colorado Vacation
When planning a vacation to the Roaring Fork Valley in Colorado, there are many reasons to stay in Aspen. Apart from ski in ski out accommodations to Aspen Mountain, guests staying at the Aspen Square can walk to over 110 Aspen restaurants, shop in nearby high end boutiques, and enjoy multiple entertainment venues just a block or two away. In addition, during the winter, skiers and snowboarders staying in downtown Aspen can hop on the free skier shuttles, and spend a day ripping up the slopes on Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk Mountain, and Snowmass Mountain. During the summer months, guests can explore a number of fun Aspen hiking trails just outside of the downtown core, and get around town on Aspen's bike sharing service, WE-cycle.
Outdoor Activities in Aspen
Aspen is located near fun hiking trails, the best road biking in the Roaring Fork Valley, mountain biking trails, cross country skiing trails, and more. When staying in Aspen, guests can wake up and hit the trails first thing in the morning. Just outside of downtown Aspen, Hunter Creek Trail, Smuggler Mountain Trail, and the Ute Trail on Aspen Mountain all differ in length, steepness, and environment. Smuggler Mountain is also great for exploring on a mountain bike. During the winter, the Aspen Golf Course is groomed for cross country skiing, as is the North Star Nature Preserve just east of downtown Aspen. Both of these places offer fun trails for cross country skiers of all levels.
Learn more about outdoor activities in Aspen, including fly fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, rock climbing, and jeep tours.
For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Aspen is home to restaurants serving delicious classics, Colorado-inspired cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients, and creative dishes. In terms of cuisine diversity, Aspen has it all from Italian, French, and Mediterranean to American, Mexican, and Asian. With a number of critically-acclaimed restaurants in Aspen's downtown core, guests staying in Aspen have the opportunity to enjoy an excellent dining experience at a number of fine dining establishments. Aspen also caters to families with restaurants that have casual dining environments and kids' menus.
Explore Aspen restaurants near the Aspen Square.
Boutique Shopping in Aspen
The streets of downtown Aspen are lined with high end boutiques located inside of charming, historic buildings. From jewelry shops and boutiques selling clothing, shoes, and accessories from high end brands to ski apparel and sporting goods, Aspen is a boutique shopping paradise. Add to this a flourishing arts scene, with galleries located throughout the downtown core, as well as a number of high end home goods stores, and unique discoveries and shopping experiences await Aspen guests.
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Services & Entertainment in Aspen
Books, arts and culture, live music, unique Aspen events, and film screenings all describe the services and entertainment that can be found in downtown Aspen. Find the latest non-fiction masterpiece at the Pitkin County Library, Explore Booksellers, or an Aspen Writers' Foundation lecture, discover work by local artists at the Red Brick Center for the Arts, and explore Aspen's history at the Aspen Historical Society. The Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up Aspen are the live music hubs of Aspen. In addition to hosting musical performances, the Wheeler Opera House also screens independent films, holds lecture series, and puts on theatrical performances among many other cultural events. Aspen is also the proud home of the Aspen Music Festival & School, and when staying in downtown Aspen, guests can easily get to the music tent by taking the free music tent shuttle.
Stay in Aspen at the Aspen Square Hotel
Contact the friendly and helpful concierge team at the Aspen Square Hotel for more details on what makes a stay in Aspen so unique and fun. The concierge team can be reached by phone at 1-800-470-0530 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your next stay in the Roaring Fork Valley, enjoy it in Aspen at the Aspen Square Hotel. Gather the family and friends around the wood-burning fireplace, prepare a home cooked meal in your condominium's full kitchen, and in the mornings, sip a cup of coffee on your private balcony overlooking Aspen Mountain. Plan an Aspen vacation today!