Top 10 Summer Activities in Aspen

  • The Bineau Team
  • 07/7/21
Everyone knows Aspen for its globally renowned ski hills and luxurious resorts, however, Aspen is truly at its best in the summer. The community comes alive this time of year with fantastic amenities and activities to stay busy.

In this post, we’re sharing our top 10 activities to do in Aspen this summer…

1) Let The Spa Be Your Remède

Whether you’ve spent the day hiking or biking around Aspen’s mountain ranges or not, take a well-deserved load off at the luxurious Remède Spa inside The St. Regis Aspen Resort.
Boasting an impressive selection of numerous high-tech treatments and services from facials, massages, and other full-body wellness treatments, there’s good reason Travel + Leisure magazine awarded Remède Spa the world’s best hotel spa.
Expect the works, including table-side champagne and truffles service when you book in at Remède Spa.

2) Get Some Retail Therapy

There’s nothing a little high-end retail therapy can’t fix, and Aspen absolutely delivers when it comes to incredible shopping experiences. Explore the extensive list of shops and boutiques at Aspen Chamber. Find everything from opulent jewelry outlets, shoe boutiques, home decor stores, and much more all located at the foot of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains.

3) Enjoy A Fine Dining Experience

Equally as impressive as Aspen Chamber’s collection of luxury shopping outlets is its collection of fine dining restaurants. Whatever it is you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it here.
From Asian to ItalianFrench to classic American Barbeque, there’s no going wrong when it comes to the various restaurants and cuisines that you can find right here in Aspen. The hardest choice you’ll have to make is which wine will pair best with your meal—though most restaurants around here will have a seasoned Sommelier to help you with that.

4) Stop By The Aspen Art Museum

Aspen is a renowned destination for arts and culture. Take it all in with a tour of The Aspen Art Museum, the city’s very own non-collecting contemporary art museum.
With several visually stimulating and interactive contemporary art exhibitions by contributors from around the world, your senses and perception of visual art are sure to be challenged. And, the best part is, admission is complimentary.

5) Listen To Some Live Music Atop Aspen Mountain

Do you still feel like making the trek up Aspen Mountain even without all the snow? We don’t blame you—the views are even more spectacular from the 11,212-foot-high summit with clear, sunny skies. And when there’s live music there to greet you, the trip up is all the more worth it.
Hitch a ride to the top via the Aspen Mountain Gondola on the weekend for Bluegrass Sundays, where live bluegrass music is played between noon and 3 p.m. by top local musicians.

6) Get Out On The Green

If you enjoy nothing more than teeing off for a relaxing day out on the green, then the Aspen Golf Club is ready to welcome you.

Spend a sunny afternoon driving some balls far out into the refreshing Aspen air on this Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary course. Learn more about how you can get a pass here.

7) Make Yourself At Home At Here House

After the frustrating social limitations of last summer due to the pandemic, the summer of 2021 is all about making up for lost time with friends. When in Aspen, there’s no better place to hang out than Here House, an exclusive design-driven clubhouse for Aspen’s creative-minded crowd.

While the club is strictly members-only, you can purchase a Here House day pass—however, be aware, those passes are limited in availability.

8) See A Show At Theatre Aspen

The arts and culture scene is intrinsic to Aspen’s way of life, which is why locals take enormous pride in having a world-class dramatic theatre right here within the city.

Theatre Aspen is Aspen’s home for the performing arts, consistently featuring award-winning outdoor productions by some of Broadway’s best performers. To reserve a seat at Theatre Aspen’s next big show, grab your tickets here.

9) Stop By The Aspen Farmers Market

If you love cooking as much as we do, you’ll have no issues finding inspiration at the Aspen Saturday Market.

This fantastic farmer’s market showcases some of Colorado’s freshest locally-grown produce and locally-produced goods as vendors, farmers, and visitors alike gather here on Saturday mornings. The market also has live music playing for a fantastic ambiance and a great way to start your weekend!

Stop, shop, and eat your heart out at the Aspen farmer’s market every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

10) Gaze Up At The Snowmass Balloon Festival

One of Aspen’s most cherished and iconic events is the annual Snowmass Balloon Festival where 30 hot air balloon pilots are invited to Aspen to compete in a series of high-altitude challenges and races while spectators far below gather to marvel at their aerial prowess.

Occurring every September, this special festival almost symbolizes summer’s end in the most visually spectacular way imaginable as the massive hot air balloons filled the Aspen air with color. Ensure you don’t miss out on this free event if you plan to take a late-summer trip to Colorado.

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