Aspen in the summer isn’t the best kept secret any longer. There was a time when the term de rigueur only applied to the winter months in Aspen but over the years the famous destination has evolved into the diverse resort city it is today. You won’t be disappointed when the Aspen trees start to turn green as high season starts all over right about Memorial Day. There’s biking, hiking, jogging, swimming, white water rafting, hang gliding, fly fishing etc. etc. If all that activity is not your thing there’s the Food and Wine Classic or Aspen Music Festival.
They’re both world class events. There’s art galleries for all types of art in all the price ranges. Then of course, there’s the designer shops and non-designer ones. Aspen is one of the best places to find authentic cowboy boots and hats. Kemosabe is the place. They’re not inexpensive but the ones you buy here are for life. All this activity is going to make you
hungry and this city is one that takes dining out seriously. Finally there’s the air. At 8000 feet it’s so clean that inhaling it is similar to the subtle lift you get when you drink Smart
Water. Where will you stay? There are three luxury hotels. Little Nell, Aspen’s first “luxe” hotel, is at the base of Ajax Mountain and has one of the best restaurants for lunch, Ajax Tavern. The St. Regis down the block is the most glamorous and has undoubtingly the best spa. Lastly, there’s the Jerome, and of the three it’s the most authentic in feeling.The detail of workmanship combined with style makes staying here a unique experience. Check out our Aspen guide. You can get the rates and make reservations instantly. After you’ve done that check our dining tab where you can even see the menus at some of the best restaurants in the Rockies. There’s other tabs for shopping and things to do that even include night life.