A Guide to the Best Shopping in Vail

Shopping in Vail Village at duskThe beautiful scenic destination of Vail, Colorado may be best known for incredible views of the Rocky Mountains and opportunities for skiing and snowboarding, but there are still plenty of other exciting pastimes to enjoy in the town. One of the most popular ways to spend a day in Vail is by shopping. With a number of great stores selling souvenirs, clothing, locally made crafts and produce, there is a little something for every shopper in the region. If you are planning an upcoming trip to Vail yourself, be sure to include as many of these recommendations as possible in your travel itinerary.  Here are some of the Best Shopping opportunities in Vail.

Vail Sports: If you are looking for outdoor recreation equipment, there is no better option in Vail than the chain Vail Sports. This local store has several locations throughout the area, most of which offer skiing, skating, snowboarding, sledding and snowshoeing equipment for sale or rent. Shoppers will also have the opportunity test the newest ski supplies and even buy fashionable sportswear by companies like Burton, Salomon, K2 and Dynastar. This is also the place to go for performance demonstrations from some of the major skiers and snowboarders in the area. If you decide to rent or buy skis from any Vail Sports location, you can store them there overnight rather than lugging them back to your hotel.

Two Girls Shopping in Vail

Art and Galleries: Whether you are interested in buying some beautiful art for your home or you would just like to browse through a large gallery collection, Vail is the perfect destination. Some of the top art retailers in the town include Master’s Gallery, Pismo Gallery, Cascade Gallery, Vail Fine Arts and Gore Creek Gallery. If you are interested in purchasing some unique artifacts or antiques, there are also a number of galleries offering them for sale. Asian Village Antiques is a top pick for 18th century antiques, and the Battle Mountain Trading Company has a number of antiques from Colorado and other neighboring American states.

Jewelry: A beautiful piece of jewelry is often the perfect way to commemorate a trip to Vail. Stunning necklaces, rings or bracelets can remind your loved ones of the trip and will bring to mind the incredible scenery and views long after you are back at home. Vail boasts a number of jewelry stores, many of them offering locally made and one of a kind pieces. Some of the top choices in the town include the impressive watches available at the Balance Wheel, Bridge Street Jewelers for fine jewelry pieces and unique jewelry collections at the Cardinal Gallery and Betteridge.

Family Favorites: Although not all children enjoy shopping, Vail has so many family friendly options that it will be fun for all ages. Start your shopping adventure at Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory, offering an extensive collection of sweet confections that children will adore. For a new outfit on the slopes or a souvenir shirt or sweater, the perfect place to shop in Vail is Golden Peak Kids. If you are searching for skiing or snowboarding accessories and related toys and games to occupy children when on or off the slopes, head to the Kidsport store in Vail.

Whether you are searching for world class art, skiing and snowboarding equipment, family friendly shops, jewelry or souvenirs of your trip to the Rocky Mountains, Vail has plenty of great shopping opportunities.

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