European vacations don't have to be a thing of the past or distant future; you can take one right now. Vail, Colorado, brings all the charm of abroad right to the Centennial State. You can wander down dreamy streets or sip cocktails while gazing at alpine landscapes.

Vail is only two hours away from Denver, making it the perfect day trip or weekend adventure for you and your favorite person.

As you explore the picturesque Vail Village, you'll feel like you're wandering through a small European town lined with bright shops and friendly eateries.

The old-world architecture mixes with the modern charm to whisk you away to the Alps.

You can enjoy incredible scenic mountain views around the town, and depending on the time of year, there are various activities.

According to the official website, skiing is "world-renowned," and during summer, there are stunning hikes through in the nearby hills.

The Minturn Saloon is a great spot to take a load off and enjoy some top-notch sips and bites.

You can grab both in the old gambling room, a local secret spot many years ago.

If you want to indulge in your trip "abroad," Alpenrose Restaurant gives you an authentic taste of Europe.

Snag a schnitzel or pretzel to pair with your boozy treats at the cute spot in between your shopping ventures.

The town feels like you've stepped off the plane and onto another continent just waiting to be toured.

You might even like it so much you'll want to move there!

Find your favorite road trip buddy and get ready for the overseas adventure of a lifetime, all without even setting foot in an airport!

Vail

Address: Vail, CO

Why You Need To Go: You can visit this dreamy European style town without leaving the Centennial State.

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Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and, most of all, be respectful on your trip.


 

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