Aspen

I have found myself in Colorado for the second time this year.  This time I experienced the laid back and charming town of Aspen.

Getting there, I would suggest flying right into Aspen and there are now more and more connecting flights with many more routes to come.   Once you land, you are just minutes away from this little piece of heaven.   You can also consider Eagle (about 70 miles away), Denver (220 miles away) or Grand Junction (130 miles away).

Aspen is a fantastic destination in the Spring, Summer, and Fall months – and of course Winter for amazing skiing and boarding.  With your ski pass you have access to four incredible mountains at all skill levels.  Because there are four mountains, skiers really get to spread out and, unlike other top ski destinations, you will rarely wait for a lift. Other winter activities include:  Alpine Coaster, Tubing, Snow Bike, Snowshoeing and Ice Skating in the Base Village. And getting to the slopes couldn’t be easier.  Local transportation is convenient with free shuttle buses running continuously between all four mountains until 2:00 AM!

Outside of the winter months, there is no shortage of activities and there are loads of festivals and city events.  What to do? Give these activities a try – biking, hiking, climbing, fishing, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, paragliding, rafting & kayaking to name a few.

Where to stay? Well you will just have to ask me what the right resort is for you.  I had the opportunity to see the Jerome, Little Nell, St. Regis and The Gant. Another fabulous option in the Viceroy Snowmass which is perfect for families.  Of course Virtuoso Amenities apply!

 

Aspen Saturday Market – Enjoy local Colorado produce, crafts, live music and a food court Saturdays from 6/16 – 10/1.Top picks of what to do in Aspen:

John Denver Sanctuary – The Memorial features many of the singers’ songs etched into the rocks.  Great place to pack a picnic!

Maroon Bells –  The most photographed peaks in North America!   Absolutely stunning.

Independence Pass – East of Aspen along the winding two lane Highway 82. Several stops along the way to include the

Devil’s Punchbowl, Independence Ghost Town and the Continental Divide at the top of the pass.

Eat & Drink Outdoors – Apsen has an average of 300 days of sunshine annually  get outside and dine al fresco. I suggest trying a local brew!

Want to travel to Aspen? Contact me – 703-762-5056 or jessica@mccabeworld.com.

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