Aspen. Defy Ordinary.
Aspen is a place where every day holds an opportunity for greatness. It is a collection of remarkable moments that can’t be duplicated. It is an opportunity to break free from the “norm” and find inspiration in nature or around the corner. You can find this and more in our welcoming mountain town whose culture fuels the soul. Aspen’s enriching experiences will remind you just how great life is -- and can be.
Now’s the time to Defy Ordinary.
Become an Aspen insider. Let our blog inspire you with insight on how to leave ordinary behind on your Aspen trip.
An undying flame of inspiration
Aspen is home to a wide array of extraordinary events that Defy Ordinary -all year long. Let us inspire you.
Aspen Vacation Ideas
Outdoor pursuits, scenic beauty, and an impressive cultural calendar are just the tip of what makes Aspen so special. Browse our itineraries to discover how to make your trip unforgettable.
Aspen began as a mining and ranching town, so it’s only natural that locals and visitors alike are inspired to don cowboy hats and boots. Here are a few suggestions that should help you get back to your western roots.
Into classical? Jazz? How about some rock? You can't get away from music during the summer here even if you wanted to. Our streets are literally filled with musicians. Check out our itinerary.
One of the biggest differences that set us apart from many mountain resorts is our rich history. Want to know a bit about the mining days? Or the wild west? Or how World War II was influential in making Aspen, Aspen? Follow our tips and find out!
FREE OR NEARLY FREE
Yes, it's possible to be mindful of your budget while visiting Aspen. Here is a list of activities that cost nothing, or close to it. The best things in life are free, aren't they?
FOR THE FOODIE
If the number of restaurants in Aspen is an indicator of appetite, people here are hungry! With more than 100 eateries in Aspen - old favorites mesh with fresh menus and new talent to provide more than enough culinary options to please any palate.
24 HOURS IN ASPEN
If you only have one day to spend in Aspen, use this list to check off the "must do" activities. We hope you have much more time to spend here and can spread these exciting experiences out over the course of your vacation.
Plan Your Trip
The journey begins well before you arrive. Check out our planning resources and get inspired.