While it s true that most people fly to Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) for skiing and shopping, there are many more activities that they can do. It might be hard to think of Aspen as anything other than a fabulous skiing destination, but there s much more to Aspen than winter sports.
The Anderson Ranch Arts Center is an artist commune where visitors can learn the life of a creative artist. Workshops, residencies, galleries, a store and more are available daily.
Taking place every July, the Aspen Antiques Jewelry and Fine Arts Fair at the Ice Garden is a great place to see the work being created in Aspen and it s also an opportunity to meet other like-minded people.
Elsewhere, The Aspen Art Museum exhibits international modern art, exhibitions and public art programs, including summer art workshops for children and beginners art classes for adults throughout the year.
Food and Dining
There are lots of opportunities for outdoor dining. Many restaurants have covered patios and dining areas in the open air. Farm to table foods are on most menus as the area is abundant.
Bumps is a contemporary restaurant that offers a modern healthy take on a lot of old favorites. It has a stunning mountain view from the dining area. Burlingame Cabin is geared toward families and offers traditional western American fare.