Vail is beautiful year-round. There is no question the skiing is some of the best in the world and the Rockies are stunning blanketed in snow.
But my favorite time to head to the Vail Valley is summer. The town is relaxed, not nearly as crowded and the mountains are covered with wildflowers. You can hike for miles along babbling brooks.
Or you can spend the day playing golf, white water rafting, biking or riding
My favorite restaurant in Vail is SWEET BASIL. I have eaten their countless times and have always had a fantastic meal and excellent service. When we decided where to have Dixie's 60th, we knew Sweet Basil would be the perfect spot. It is not easy impressing a high-end event planner with her own party, and they did a phenomenal job!
Vail has more Wine Spectator Award-winning restaurants than any other resort community in the US. Even in this competitive market, Sweet Basil stands apart, and has for over three decades.
Zagat readers voted Sweet Basil Colorado’s most popular restaurant. Unlike many other area restaurants, in Vail — Sweet Basil is open for lunch and dinner nearly every day of the year, with reservations always recommended.