No matter what season it is, you’ll never run out of things to do in Aspen and Snowmass. Surrounded by the brilliant peaks of the Elk Mountains, Aspen captivates its visitors with acclaimed restaurants, incredible shopping, and a plethora of outdoor activities unlike anywhere else. Whether you’re coming for the classic winter ski scene or you’re looking to experience Aspen’s epic summer adventures, Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals ensures that your getaway is filled with lasting memories.

For a complete list of all the best things to do in Aspen and Snowmass, take a look at the Travel Guide we created. Inside, you’ll find some of our most trusted businesses in our area as well as the best activities to enjoy!

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Things to Do in Aspen and Snowmass

Below, you’ll find a list of some of our favorite things to do in Aspen and Snowmass. These are in alphabetical order, but we would be more than happy to recommend our favorites during your stay with Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals.


Purchase Lift Tickets from the Aspen Ski Company

Save on lift tickets, lessons and rentals when you purchase at least 7 days in advance online from the Aspen Ski Company. View Details 


Martini Splash

7908 Supper Club

7908 is the first supper club in downtown Aspen that serves high-end alpine cuisine and is located in the Hyman Mall, downtown Aspen! View Details 

970.516.7908 | Website
Acquolina Aspen Restaurant

Acquolina Trattoria & Pizzeria

Acquolina is a beloved trattoria (Italian restaurant) and pizzeria, located on Main Street in Aspen, just off the walking mall. View Details 

(970) 925-8222 | Website

Ajax Tavern

Après ski is what we do best in this town, and Ajax Tavern is the place to see and be seen! In the summer, the outside deck's large umbrellas make for amazing al fresco dining. View Details

(970) 920-6334 | Website
Aspen Art Museum

Aspen Art Museum

The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution presenting the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. View Details

970-925-8050 | Website
Aspen Highlands Mountains

Aspen Highlands Ski Resort

Aspen Highlands has expansive views, extreme skiing, and world-class on-mountain dining. Located just outside the town of Aspen, Aspen Highlands is built onto a ridge that rises for over 4,000 feet. Highlands Bowl, which requires a high-elevation climb up the ridge, is a test piece for adventure skiers. View Details

Aspen Motorsport Car

Aspen Motorsports Park

Aspen Motorsports give you the chance to jump into the driver's seat of a race car. View Details

970-923-0713 | Website

Aspen Mountain Activities

You've seen it in the winter, now check it out during the summer! The Silver Queen Gondola whisks you from the beating heart of Aspen to the serene summit of Ajax in minutes. View Details


Aspen Mountain Resort

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort

Called Ajax by the locals, Aspen Mountain Ski Resort has steep glades, secret powder stashes, and a famous ski scene. Because of its complex terrain, Aspen Mountain is best for Intermediate to Expert Skiers. View Details

Aspen Paragliding

Aspen Paragliding

Soar above the peaks of Aspen at altitudes of 18,000 feet with Aspen Paragliding. View Details

970-925-6975 | Website
Interior Lazy River and Pool

Aspen Recreation Center

The Aspen Recreation Center (aka “The ARC”) is Aspen’s premier recreation center. View Details

970-544-4100 | Website
Aspen Ballet Pamphlet

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

An American contemporary dance company with a commitment to curating new ballets and raising choreographic talent. View Details

970-925-7175 | Website
AVA Rafting on the River

AVA Rafting and Zipline Tour

Head to Buena Vista for a full day of whitewater rafting and ziplining on the Arkansas River! View Details

1-800-370-0581 | Website
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Bad Harriet

Located in the historic Aspen Times building on Main Street, the Hotel Jerome has opened a chic restaurant named after the wife of the hotel founder, Bad Harriet. View Details.

1-800-370-0581 | Website
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Belly Up

A small, intimate venue that gets big-name artists to downtown Aspen. View Details

970-785-8500 | Website

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Betula is one of the hot, new french cuisine restaurant in downtown, Aspen. View Details

970-429-8683 | Website
Mountain Biking in the Aspens

Biking in Aspen Snowmass

Blazing Adventures offers a variety of biking trips in the Aspen area! View Details

970-923-4544 | Website
Bosq Patio Seating


Bosq serves "New American" cuisine at their location in downtown Aspen. The menu changes seasonally and will never disappoint. View Details

(970) 710-7299 | Website
Maroon Valley

Buttermilk Ski Resort

Home to the Winter X-Games, perfect beginner skiing, all-day uphill skiing, and spectacular views, Buttermilk is a ski resort with many sides. View Details


Cache Cache

One of our favorite restaurants in Aspen, Cache Cache is a downtown French-American bistro. Wine connoisseurs rejoice over the 5000 bottles of wine kept in stock. View Details

(970) 925-3835 | Website
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Campo di Fiori

Campo di Fiori is a classic Italian restaurant loved by Aspen locals and visitors alike. The classic menu is created by Executive Chef Giuseppe Garofolo, who moved from Italy to Aspen in 1999. View Details

(970) 920-7717 | Website
Casa Tua Table

Casa Tua

Casa Tua is a beloved Northern Italian restaurant in downtown Aspen. Our guests who also spend time in Miami are already familiar with Casa Tua, as there is a location there as well. View Details

(970) 920-7277
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Catch Steak

Catch Steak is a brand new addition to the Catch Hospitality Group. With locations in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas the Catch brand offers globally- influenced cuisine. Visit our smart mountain casual Aspen location for a special treat. View Details

(970) 452-8080 | Website
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CHICA is a celebration of Latin flavors by Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia. With three locations in Aspe, Miami and Las Vegas guests can enjoy the flavors of Latin American cuisine as one culture. View Details

(970) 900-6780 | Website
Clark's Oyster Bar in Aspen

Clark’s Oyster Bar

If you're in the mood for amazing, fresh seafood, Clark's Oyster Bar is your spot. The restaurant is located in the old Little Annie's on East Hyman Avenue. View Details 

(970) 710-2546 | Website
Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro

Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro

At 10,900 feet, Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro at Aspen Highlands Ski Resort is the epitome of on-mountain dining. Escape to the Swiss Alps during lunch service. Once après ski starts, you'll be popping champagne. View Details

(970) 923-8715

Creperie Du Village

This cozy, intimate french cuisine restaurant in known for its mouth watering cheese fondues, swiss raclette, and crepes. View Details 

970-925-1566 | Website
Element 47 Restaurant

Element 47

Element 47, located in the Little Nell, serves "Colorado contemporary cuisine." View Details

(970) 920-6330 | Website
Elk Camp Restaurant

Elk Camp Restaurant

The Elk Camp Restaurant is open seasonally (winter and summer) at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola in Snowmass. The casual on-mountain spot serves gourmet grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches. View Details

(970) 923-0450
Ellina Restaurant and Bar

Ellina Restaurant and Bar

Since 2009, Ellina Restaurant has served farm-to-table, Italian-inspired cuisine in downtown Aspen. The core location is unbeatable and offers great summertime outdoor seating along the Hyman Avenue pedestrian mall. View Details

(970) 925-2976 | Website
Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

The Aspen area is world-renowned for its gold medal rivers and streams. Aspen Fly Fishing provides guided trips to suit every angler’s needs, from half-day wade trips (a great introduction to the sport), to float trips that are perfect for more experienced anglers looking to spend a bit more time on the water. View Details

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Hiking Trails

The City of Aspen's trail system provides both summer and winter use making it one of the largest trails systems in the state. The Parks Department manages over 22 miles of hard surface, soft surface and single-track trails through one of the most scenic mountain backdrops in the world. View Details


Home Team BBQ

Home Team BBQ

Home Team BBQ is located inside the Inn at Aspen at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. There's a 25-seat bar, large televisions to watch the game, fireplaces, a large patio, and something for everyone in the family. View Details

(970) 236-2040 | Website
Hops Culture

Hops Culture

Hops Culture is Aspen's place for craft beer. In addition to 30 rotating draft beers, 200+ bottled and canned beers, and wines and cocktails, Hops serves a great menu of comfort classics. View Details


Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Ballooning in Aspen and Snowmass

Enjoy an incredible flight of wonder over the Aspen / Snowmass area while enjoying the fresh air of the morning. View Details


Ice Skating in Aspen

Ice Skating

Enjoy an activity other than skiing this winter. Skate either outside at CP Burger or inside at the Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Rec Center. View Details

970-544-4117 | Website
J-Bar in Aspen


J-Bar is located on Main Street in one of Aspen's oldest buildings. The casual bar serves lunch and dinner before turning into a lively nighttime scene. View Details

(970) 429-7674 | Website
Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) was founded in 1991, making this its 27th season. In the summer, JAS hosts both the June Experience and Labor Day Experience. In the winter, enjoy intimate jazz performances at the JAS Cafe in the Little Nell. View Details

970-920-4966 | Website
Jean Robert's Gym

Jean Robert’s Gym

Located right in downtown Aspen is the premier Jean Robert's Gym. Enjoy world-class personal training, Aspen Mountain views, pilates program, group fitness class, and full massage services. View Details

970-920-9595 | Website
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Jeep Tours

Explore our surrounding mountains by going on an off-roading jeep tour with family and friends during your stay in Aspen Snowmass! View Details

970-923-4544 | Website
Dogsledding at Krabloonik

Krabloonik Mountain Dining & Dogsledding

Take a high-speed sled ride through the backcountry of Snowmass Mountain in this unique dining adventure. View Details

970-923-3953 | Website
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Maroon Bells

The most photographed mountain in the country is right in our backyard, the Maroon Bells!  Head to one of the most iconic 14ers in the country and walk around the Maroon Bells lake with friends and family, or hike up to Crater Lake.

(970) 945-3319

Matsuhisa Dining

Matsuhisa Aspen

Matsuhisa Aspen is a sushi restaurant in the Chef Nobu Matsuisa dining group, which started in Beverly Hills. Downstairs is the main dining room, and upstairs is the sushi bar and, in the summer, outdoor seating. View Details

(970) 355-3044 | Website
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Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop

Meat & Cheese, located just below the Aspen Signature Properties office, is a combination restaurant and marketplace. As you might guess, Meat & Cheese serves a variety of local meats and cheese, including chicken, steak, sausages, and cheese boards. View Details

(970)-710-7120 | Website
Mi Chola

Mi Chola

Mi Chola serves "progressive Mexican cuisine" and an extensive tequila list at their hip location on Main Street in Aspen. The patio is great for outdoor dining in summer, and the bar stays open late. View Details

(970) 710-7076 | Website
Featured Spring Patio Lunch

Pine Creek Cookhouse

The Pine Creek Cookhouse is a mandatory stop during your Aspen vacation. The remote restaurant, located at the end of the Castle Creek Valley in the Elk Mountain Range, serves high-end American cuisine, and the views are to die for. View Details

(970) 925-1044 | Website
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Snowmass Ski Resort

Snowmass, the largest Aspen Snowmass ski resort, offers endless terrain and a family-friendly village. The acclaimed ski school at Snowmass is perfect for beginners and kids. The modern terrain on the Big Burn and Elk Camp is great for cruising and intermediate skiing. View Details

Snowmobiling Pack

Snowmobiling at T Lazy 7

Aspen’s leading snowmobile tour operator, led by trusted, experienced guides with a passion for the area and its intriguing history. View Details

970-925-4614 | Website
Stillwater Beach

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Aspen

Stand up paddleboarding at the Northstar Preserve towards Independence Pass is one of the locals favorite summertime activities! View Details

970-923-4544 | Website
Steakhouse 316

Steakhouse No. 316

For fine dining in a swanky nightclub environment (think red velvet), make a dinner reservation at Steakhouse No. 316. In addition to prime cuts of steak, the restaurant has seafood, a raw bar, and salads. View Details

(970) 920-1893 | Website
The Wheeler Opera House

The Wheeler Opera House

Despite Aspen’s tiny size, the historic Wheeler Opera House is one of our nation’s busiest and most creative performing arts facilities. View Details

The Wild Fig

The Wild Fig is an Aspen restaurant with the charm and energy of a European brasserie.
Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine from Spain, France, Italy, and Greece.

(970) 925-5160  Website
White House Tavern

White House Tavern

Located in downtown Aspen at the historic A.G. Sheppard House, White House Tavern serves Southern-style cuisine. View Details

(970) 925-1007 | Website
Woody Creek Tavern

Woody Creek Tavern

The famous Woody Creek Tavern was a long-time hangout of writer Hunter S. Thompson. If you visit Woody Creek Tavern in summer, we recommend riding bikes there — the Rio Grande Trail goes directly from Aspen and is all downhill. View Details

(970) 923-4585 | Website
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Now that you know all the best things to do in Aspen and Snowmass, it’s time to book your stay! We have an exclusive selection of properties located all over the area. Put yourself in the middle of the action when you rent a penthouse downtown or opt for a more relaxed feel in an estate on the mountain. Browse our properties to find the perfect one for you.