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10 Best Things in Aspen

10 Best Things to Do in Aspen
Aspen is a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year. There's skiing, hiking, biking, music festivals, delicious restaurants, and even some celebrity watching. There's so much to do in Aspen that you definitely will have a hard time fitting it all in. When planning your vacation to Colorado, be sure to include this list of top 10 best things in Aspen in your plans.

1. Rich and Famous Tour

Aspen is known for attracting its fair share of celebrities. You can see how the rich and famous live with a summer driving tour that features 75 homes owned by stars. You can see where Kevin Costner, Leonardo DiCaprio and even Oprah spend their time while in Aspen.

2. Shopping and Dining

Aspen has a rich and fascinating history, including its beginnings as a coal mining town. Redstone is a historic village that now offers art galleries, shopping, and restaurants to visitors. The scenery is simply heavenly, so if you come for nothing but fresh air it will be worth the trip.

3. Aspen Music Festival

Come in the mid-summer and you'll be able to participate in the Aspen Music Festival. This festival dates back to 1949 and has been popular for summer visitors since then. You can take in tunes from symphonies, chamber groups, opera, and much more. The Festival starts in early June and goes until late August.

4. Eat at Divine Restaurants

After exploring the town, you'll want to satisfy your hunger. Stop by the Cache Cache Bistro for some scrumptious food. The modern atmosphere will leave you feeling bright and cheery during the day. At night, the lighting is dimmed for a more romantic experience. Locals enjoy the trout dinner, so be sure to sample some local fish.

5. Check Out the Club Scene

If a fun and lively evening is what you're after, then Jimmy's is the place. This club is known for the best margarita in Aspen and the delectable crab cakes. Come on a Saturday night and you can listen to live salsa music!

6. Skiing at Aspen Mountain

What would a list of best things in Aspen be without some skiing? If you are an intermediate or expert skier, then you must try the trails at Aspen Mountain. The trails here come right into town, so it's easy to ski-in/ski-out from your vacation rental. There are eight lifts and 76 trails.

7. Hiking

The summer time is full of outdoor fun in Aspen. In fact, the backcountry here is some of the most picturesque in the world. Get in touch with nature and spend some time hiking. You can venture out on your own or hire a guide.

8. Spa Day

If you need to relax after a day of skiing or hiking, then head to Aspen Club and Spa for a luxurious massage. Come early and soak in the hot tub, relax with your massage, and then join one of the many fitness classes!

9. Golfing

Aspen is also full of gorgeous, lush golf courses that are perfect for anyone looking to practice their swing. The Snowmass Golf Course lets you play amazing holes, accompanied by gorgeous scenery.

10. Visit an Art Museum

If you're feeling like some culture, the Aspen Art Museum will hit the spot. Take in the beautiful exhibits and lose yourself in a masterpiece. You can spend a couple of hours or all day exploring this art museum.

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