In Vail, you’ll find an abundance of exploration, thrilling activities, and exciting adventures no matter the season. However, what truly sets it apart is its ability to cultivate an ideal setting for families to come together, bond, and forge cherished memories that last a lifetime.

Keep reading to discover the best family friendly activities in Vail!

Trails for all Ages

Vail is a haven for family-friendly hiking adventures. With a variety of well-marked and accessible trails, families can explore the stunning alpine landscapes together. 

From leisurely strolls along nature paths suitable for younger kids to more moderate hikes that offer breathtaking views for the whole family, Vail’s hiking options cater to all ages and fitness levels.

P.S. Autumn presents a wonderful opportunity for a family hike, allowing you to witness the captivating transformation of aspen leaves.

Family Friendly Biking

Vail offers a plethora of family-friendly biking opportunities that cater to all ages and skill levels. 

The region boasts a network of scenic bike paths and trails, perfect for leisurely rides with the kids this autumn.

Whether you choose to explore the picturesque Vail Valley on a serene bike path or venture into the surrounding mountains on gentle trails, family biking in Vail promises an enjoyable and memorable experience, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.


Fly Fishing

Whether you’re a seasoned fly fisherman or just starting out, Vail’s picturesque rivers and tranquil landscapes provide the ideal backdrop for creating cherished memories together. 

Whether teaching the kids the art of casting or enjoying the excitement of catching fish as a team, fly fishing in Vail offers a delightful opportunity to connect with nature and each other in a meaningful way.

Parks & Playgrounds

Kids of all ages are bound to be thrilled by the abundance of unique parks, playgrounds, and water features in Vail!

Each park offers a delightful children’s play area, with many showcasing custom, art-inspired play structures and components. Whether you choose to explore a different park each day or embark on a day-long tour visiting them all, Vail’s array of exciting play spaces ensures endless fun and excitement for the whole family.

Riverwalk Theatre

Should the rain arrive, don’t fret—take it as an opportunity to relax and head to the Riverwalk Theater, featuring four screens with a variety of the latest movies playing day and night. 

Grab the family and treat yourself to some popcorn and indulge in a fantastic movie experience!

The exterior of the Riverwalk Theatre in Vail, CO

Your Vail family vacation begins from the moment you arrive. Unwind amidst contemporary art in The Library, savor delectable cuisine at Leonora, take in the surrounding views in our mountain-view pool, and explore Vail Valley on bikes.

Whether you stay with us for a few nights or come back season after season with Ownership at The Residences, The Sebastian – Vail is the perfect base camp to explore all that Vail has to offer.