Aspen, Colorado City Guide: What to Do, Where to Eat, and More

As much as I love the beach, I’m a mountain girl at heart! I’ve grown up spending several months of the year in Aspen, Colorado and thought I’d put together a guide for your next visit.


While you may think of Aspen as a great cold weather destination for skiing, it is an ideal place to visit any time of year. I personally love visiting in the summertime to escape the heat and head out hiking or paddle boarding. In this guide, I’ve included my favorite places to workout in Aspen, shops you can’t miss, delicious restaurants, entertaining nightlife, and more below.


Aspen, Colorado City Guide by Gracie Hunt

Best Fitness and Workout Classes:

Prefer to workout inside? Aspen offers a variety of fitness classes ranging from yoga and pilates to barre or cycling.


Aspen, Colorado City Guide by Gracie Hunt

Outdoor Activities and Where to Hike in Aspen:

One of the best parts of visiting Aspen is enjoying the beautiful outdoors surrounding the area. I’ve sha

Bike Rentals




White Water Rafting


The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park


T-Lazy-7 Ranch

-Horseback Trail Rides
-Snowmobile Expeditions




Paddle Boarding Rentals

-Paddle Boarding at Twin Lakes or the Ruedi Reservoir


Additional Outdoor Activities

-Wagner Park
-Rio Grande Park
-The Saturday Farmer’s Market in town


Where to Go to Church:


Aspen, Colorado City Guide by Gracie Hunt

Shopping & Boutiques to Visit in Aspen:

Aspen is full of cute shops and boutiques. Below you’ll find some of my favorites that I love to stop in every time I visit.



-A-1 Oriental Foot Massage +1 (970) 925-9755
-Aspen Tan (spray tans) +1 (970) 920-2826


Aspen, Colorado City Guide by Gracie Hunt


From delicious coffee to wake you up to restaurants both casual and fancy, Aspen’s dining scene has it all. I’ve shared my favorite restaurants for coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner below.




Spring Cafe (healthy breakfast/lunch)


Lunch and Dinner

Big Wrap (lunch)
Grateful Deli (lunch)
Hickory House Ribs (lunch/dinner)
CP Burger (lunch/dinner)
Clark’s Oyster Bar (lunch/dinner)
Jüs (juice/smoothies)
The J Bar at the Hotel Jerome (lunch/dinner/drinks)
Little Nell (lunch/dinner) (restaurant is at bottom of Silver Queen gondola)
Mezzaluna (lunch/dinner)
Acquolina (lunch/dinner)
Jing (dinner)
Kenichi (dinner)
Duemani (dinner)
Campo de Fiori (dinner)
Betula (dinner)
Matsuhisha Aspen (dinner)
Catch Steak (dinner)



Looking to hit the town for a night out? These bars and clubs are guaranteed to be a good time!


Aspen, Colorado City Guide by Gracie Hunt


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