Plan Your Perfect Valentine’s Day in Vail, Colorado

On Valentine’s Day, Vail welcomes lovers. With exciting and intimate activities available from dusk to dawn, Vail provides the perfect place for a romantic mountain getaway. Imagine snow-filled peaks, hot chocolate, relaxing in a hot tub and reconnecting with one another. That’s Valentine’s Day in Vail. To help couples plan, we created a one-day itinerary to make the day even better.

Valentine’s Day in Vail: Suggested Itinerary for Couples

Breakfast: Start the day with breakfast at The Little Diner, a Vail legend. This locally-owned spot features a full breakfast menu including crepes, omelettes, platters, comfort food and sandwiches. And The Little Diner serves breakfast all day, so sleep late.

Morning: Work up an appetite for a day on Vail Mountain. Offering more than 5,000 acres of maintained downhill runs, scenic cross-country trails, exciting terrain parks and back bowls, Vail Mountain has earned a reputation as one of America’s top ski resorts.

Lunch: Grab a bite to at one of these top Vail restaurants. We rounded up eight places serving different flavors, such as Latin American, Italian, French and traditional American. In addition, many use local ingredients and offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Late Afternoon: Make time for a relaxing couples massage at Aria Spa, voted Best Spa and Best Massage by Vail Daily. After relaxing, head to Golden Bear, Vail’s signature jewelry store, or stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for chocolate dipped strawberries.

Dinner: Make dinner reservations at Alpenrose Vail. For over 44 years, this longtime favorite has served German-Austrian cuisine with a contemporary twist. After a three-course dinner, order a dessert to share. Alpenrose’s chef creates desserts daily and operates the city’s only Belgian patisserrie and bakery.

After Dinner: Take in the sights of downtown Vail. Sip cocktails and listen to some smooth jazz before returning to your Vail cabin rental to open a bottle of champagne. Don’t forget the chocolate-covered strawberries. Then cuddle up in front of the fireplace or ease into the hot tub and savor the moment.