Saving money on a Vail getaway
Nestled in the Rocky Mountains about 100 miles outside of Denver, Vail is best known for its excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities. But there are also plenty of dining, shopping and nightlife options to entertain all the guests on your getaway. A vacation to this popular ski resort town can be expensive, but there are preparations you can take to make sure you stick to your budget. For example, you can save money on transportation with Thrifty Car Rental's Vail deals on a wide selection of Vail rental cars. You can also include free attractions into your agenda, such as these:
Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum
With a Vail car rental, you have easy access to all the top attractions of this resort town, including the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum. It's situated on the third floor of the Vail Village Parking Structure, and both parking and admission are free. The institution was established to commemorate the locals who helped form Colorado's skiing and snowboarding industry, including athletes, authors and filmmakers. Stroll the galleries to see works and artifacts that reveal the accomplishments of these inspiring individuals, and take advantage of the museum's special activities and events that take place year-round.
Step out of your Vail car rental and out onto an exciting play land for all ages - Adventure Ridge. While you have to pay for gondola rides, the other features of this site are free. The snow park offers ski bikes for you to play on, and tubing lanes to glide down. You can also join in on a game of horseshoes and bean bags as well as a slackline park that lets you see just how good your balance is. If you have the kids with you, let them play in a prehistoric recreational area that allows them to go on digs and uncover buried dinosaur bones.