7 of Our Favorite Vail Rainy Day Activities

While Colorado often boosts of having 300 days of sunshine each year, there is always going to be an occasional rainy day. Rain may not be the most preferable weather, but there are some positives. It helps keep fire danger low, keeps our mountains green and covered in gorgeous wildflowers and provides cooler temps. It is also an excuse to do something different. Check out our favorite Vail rainy day activities below for inspiration!

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Our Favorite Vail Rainy Day Activities

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1. Indulge in a Spa Day

Why not get pampered? You deserve it! Vail has several world-class spas to choose from - The Spa at Vail Athletic Club, the Sonnenalp Spa, The Rock Resorts Spa at The Arrabelle, The Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Vail and The Spa at Grand Hyatt Vail to name a few. You already feel relaxed, don't you?

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2. Tour the Colorado Snowsports Museum

ts priceless artifacts tell the story of the birth, rise, and explosion of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado. Displays showcase 130 years of skiing history, the 10th Mountain Division, the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame, and more.

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3. Enjoy a Leisurely Lunch at One of Vail's World-Class Restaurants

Why not linger? There's no reason to rush off for that hike or bike ride. Have another glass of wine. Get dessert. You can burn it off when the sun comes back out. Not sure where to start? Check out our full recommendations for Vail restaurants and Lionshead dining!


4. Go Bowling at BOL

BOL's sleek and modern design is one-of-a-kind. It is not only the chicest bowling alley you will ever experience, it also serves up delicious food and drink. You may even wish to dine at DECA, a metropolitan dining twist on mountain culture.

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5. Go Shopping For a Great Piece of Art

Vail and Beaver Creek have numerous art galleries with incredible paintings, sculptures, sketches and more.

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6. Tour Glenwood Caverns

It's an hour's drive, but well worth it. It won't be raining in the caves and kids love this!


7. Visit the Vail Library

Not only does it have books, magazines, and a cozy lounge area with a fireplace. It also offers a library of DVDs available for check-out. Movie night!

What's Your Favorite Rainy Day Activity in Vail? Check out Even More of Our Favorites in Our Complimentary Vacation Guide!