Vail in Summer - Vail, Colorado
Vail is a top ski resort, but summer is quite the up-and-coming season. Trade your skis for boots to take a guided trek with llamas or tackle backcountry trails. Mountain biking, fly-fishing, and whitewater rafting are also available. Hop on the Eagle Bahn Gondola for gorgeous alpine scenery and to take part in the Epic Discovery adventure program (summer tubing, rope courses, etc.).
The Vail Craft Beer Classic takes place in June, with events like beer pairing lunches in restaurants like White Bison. There are free concerts in an amphitheater, culinary hotspots like Sweet Basil, and cocktails at Root & Flower. A top place to stay is Hotel Talisa, a new luxury Rocky Mountain retreat on Gore Creek near Vail Village.Getty Images