Summer Weekends in Aspen
If you’re not familiar with the Colorado saying, “We moved to the mountains for the winter and stayed here for the summer,” we're here to let you in on one of Aspen's best kept secrets… SUMMER!! Those of us who live in mountains always get amped up for snow, new skis and powder days, however, there is nothing quite like summer in Aspen.
The weather in the summer is beautiful! Low humidity, sunny days with an afternoon rain shower here and there quickly moving through to cool it off and settle the dust, and then refreshing cool nights for going out to dinner and comfortable sleep. No matter what your activity of choice, the weather typically is in your favor 9 times out of ten.
While in Aspen, there are countless activities to fill your days in our mountain town. Plan a hike or bike after an early complimentary breakfast at Hotel Aspen. There is a very valid reason as to why you want to get on the hiking or biking trail early… it can get hot in the high-altitude sun at 8,000 feet and above. Plus, mornings in the mountains are special in that they are tranquil and worth the experience. When you return into town, head to Meat & Cheese for a fulfilling brunch or early lunch. Meat & Cheese is on East Hopkins Street, just a short walk from Hotel Aspen. After some delicious food and a well-deserved cocktail, head back to Hotel Aspen for a relaxing afternoon at our inviting outdoor pool. Don’t forget your sunscreen, remember, you’re at 8,000 feet above sea level, which means you’re closer to the sun than you realize.
After a relaxing afternoon at the pool be sure you’ve made dinner reservations at Matsuhisa Aspen in the downstairs dining room. This is a place to “see and be seen” in Aspen. You never know who you could be seated next to while enjoying a fresh Japanese delicacy. We’ve been seated next to Chef Nobu Matsuhisa himself! Chef Jose Andres was a few tables away and Chef Eric Rippert was also in the restaurant – ok, yes, it was during Aspen Food & Wine. Matsuhisa Aspen has daily deliveries of the freshest fish available from the west coast. The restaurant is dedicated to providing their loyal clientele the best quality fish available, no matter the time of year.
If you’re in Aspen on a Saturday in the summer months, be sure to make time to visit the Aspen Saturday Market, open mid-June through mid-October. Stroll through Galena, Hopkins, Hunter and Hyman Streets with your morning latte, purchase some sweet treats, fresh veggies, and local art. Or simply enjoy live music by local musicians and feel like a true local on Saturday mornings in Aspen. This is also a great time to people watch! Grab a park bench in the shade and enjoy the sights.
Try something out of the ordinary at the top of Aspen Mountain, Golf! At over 11,000 feet, Disc Golf is a fun filled activity with an 18 hole disc golf course. You’ll take in views from atop Aspen Mountain while hiking between the course holes. You will need to purchase a lift ticket to ride the Silver Queen Gondola, but the disc golf portion of your day will be complimentary.
Choose your summer weekend to visit Aspen for a delightful stay at Hotel Aspen, and remember, Hotel Aspen is pet-friendly!