It is with great joy that I share my favorite destination in the world… Aspen, Colorado. I have been visiting this gorgeous, upscale mountain town for many years and every time I’m there I fall more in love.
My most recent trip to the Rockies was at the end of the strictly enforced NYC quarantine. Three months locked up in a tiny Manhattan apartment had me craving nature more than ever. As soon as I was “allowed” to leave the concrete jungle I ran for the mountains! Nothing like the fresh air and vigorous activities to clear your mind of the challenging times we have faced as of late (and also help with the Covid-19 pounds I gained!).
Most people think of Aspen as only a seasonal destination for skiing. Yes it is truly a magical winter wonderland, but also a Rae’s Fave for summer and fall with the abundant outdoor activities and breathtaking scenery.
There is a little something for everyone throughout the year from rafting, hiking, and biking in the warmer months to the challenging black diamond slopes when temperatures drop. Worried you won’t enjoy your visit because you are not an adrenaline junkie or very coordinated and may fall off a steep climb? Don’t stress, because luckily you can escape to one of the many decadent spas or hotel pools or spend a pretty penny shopping all the luxury brands in town. Don’t want to break the bank at Gucci? Instead stroll the charming farmers market, indulge in the extraordinary fine dining and NO I didn’t forget the much anticipated Après Ski cocktails on Cloud Nine or a nearby Jacuzzi.
Aspen is the perfect getaway for families, singles looking to mingle, and couples looking to rekindle the romance after almost killing each other in lockdown! The best part is I created a fool-proof travel guide to Aspen that takes all the research and headache away.
*ANNUAL COUNTDOWN TO WINTER SAVINGS is here too and you don’t want to miss out!