Winter is a great time to visit in Aspen if you love skiing and snowboarding. But did you know that what comes next can be just as exciting? Aspen in the spring is a sight to behold, and it’s a great place to welcome those warmer days! Below, we’ll tell you all about this lovely season – and specifically what to do in Aspen in May.
You can learn more about our favorite seasonal activities in our free Aspen Travel Guide. This helpful trip planning tool comes in handy when you’re looking for the best restaurants, events, shops, museums, and outdoor activities in the area.
3 Activities to Enjoy in Aspen in May
Go on a Scenic Drive Through Maroon Bells
If there’s one thing Aspen doesn’t lack, it’s jaw-dropping scenery! Admire all the beauty that the month of May brings with a scenic drive through Maroon Bells. Here, you’ll have 360-degree-views of the mountains and the lush nature surrounding them.
Another reason why spring is the ideal time to go on a road trip is because there are no toll fees. The road to the bells officially opens at the beginning of May, but starting in June, a fee of $10 per vehicle is required from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Maroon Bells is also a great spot for hiking, so don’t forget to pack your hiking shoes!
Relax at a Hot Spring
May in Aspen is a time when things slow down. After the busy winter season, you’ll want some time to focus on yourself! There’s no better way to do that than by visiting a hot spring. Aspen is home to many springs that will help you relax and enjoy the region’s beautiful views at the same time.
Grab Lunch Downtown
How about treating yourself to a delicious meal during your stay? Aspen is home to several world-class restaurants that are sure to satisfy your cravings. Take advantage of seasonal specials and taste local products at reduced prices. Plus, parking downtown is free on weekends, so there’s no need to drive around trying to find a spot before walking to your favorite restaurant.
Visit the Aspen Art Museum
We know that the weather in Aspen can be unpredictable, so it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in case it rains. The Aspen Art Museum is one of our favorite places to explore. Not only is the museum free to the public, but it also features an extensive collection of ongoing exhibitions and events to please the entire family. Feel free to grab a bite at the museum’s café before returning to your Aspen Signature Vacation Rental.
Make Your May Getaway Unforgettable with Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals
Now that we’ve filled up your itinerary for your spring getaway in Aspen, it’s time to book your stay! Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals has a wonderful selection of mountain homes and condos waiting for you. Our goal is to make sure your getaway is the best it can be no matter the time of year, and our gorgeous properties always have everything you need. Whether you’re traveling solo, planning a romantic trip for two, or organizing a family vacation, we‘ve got you covered. We look forward to welcoming you to Aspen!