Destination Guide


With a long, storied history, Aspen is an iconic destination for the global jet set.

Destination Guide Aspen

When In Aspen, You Must

Know Before You Go

Aspen is known to have almost 300 days of sunshine. Soak it up on our WET deck year round. There you can enjoy elevated 360-degree views of Aspen.


Let's Go!

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.


\ ˈā-ˌjaks \ noun
Local reference to Aspen Mountain. Ajax was the name of the largest mining house on Aspen Mountain during the 1800s.
I'm taking the gondola up Ajax.

Neighborhoods to Explore

1. Aspen Highlands

Home to the iconic "bowl" which is hiked and skied, and will get you a local stamp of approval.

2. Buttermilk

In the summer, hiking or biking up Tiehack Trail will bring you to some of the most stunning valley views. During winter, Buttermilk is home to the world-renowned Winter X Games.

3. Snowmass

The largest mountain in the Aspen-Snowmass Family. If you are driving there, take the back roads via Owl Creek for extra elevated views.

Ultimate Access

So Café

So Café

637 E Hyman Ave

Located on the scenic roof top of the Aspen Art Museum. SO is named after a type of free-flowing Japanese brushstroke as well as, of course, an English expression of quantification and excitement.


W Aspen / Insider

The menu changes weekly because they only use seasonally and locally sourced produce and ingredients. It doesn’t get any fresher.

Either / Or




601 E. Hyman Ave

Ritual aspen is a lagree method fitness studio offering high intensity, low impact, full body training on the megaformer.

Bad Harriett


Bad Harriett

330 E Main St

Mind your manners and indulge in upscale cocktails at this underground spot. Hidden below the Aspen Times, it has an old school yet elegant ambiance.

Packing List


1. GoPro

The views are hard to forget but bring your GoPro to relive the experience.

2. Hydration Pack

Aspen is 7908 feet above sea level. Stay hydrated and have a place for your sunnies & sunscreen while you indulge in the outdoors.

3. Swimwear

Enjoy the natural hot springs sprinkled through the valley or soak in the view from the hot tub that is accessible year round on the WET deck.

4. Workout Shoes

Aspen is the ultimate athletic playground. You never know when you’ll be inspired to hop on a trail or bike to the next gorgeous view.