Best things to do in Aspen

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Belly Up Aspen
450 South Galena Street
45local recommendations
Kevin
Kevin says “I have seen everybody from Seal to Ziggy Marley to the English Beat to David Crosby in this perfect ...” ·
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2. Aspen Art Museum
637 East Hyman Avenue
29local recommendations
Holleigh & Kai
Holleigh & Kai says “One of the most noteworthy art museums in the country. The Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting inst...” ·
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3. City Market
711 East Cooper Avenue
30local recommendations
Garrett
Garrett says “Main grocery store in town. Gets very crowded but it is worth it because it is A LOT cheaper than C...” ·
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4. Aspen Mountain Ski Resort - Aspen Skiing Company
601 East Dean Street
29local recommendations
Holleigh & Kai
Holleigh & Kai says “What the locals call 'Ajax' this mountain is in the heart of Aspen. On a powder day you'll find most...” ·
5. Carl's Pharmacy
306 East Main Street
24local recommendations
Anne
Anne says “This store has everything you could possibly need and more! Upstairs has craft supplies, toys/games,...” ·
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6. Wheeler Opera House
320 East Hyman Avenue
24local recommendations
Holleigh & Kai
Holleigh & Kai says “For 125 years, the story of the Wheeler Opera House has been the story of the town. Through boom and...” ·
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7. White House Tavern
302 East Hopkins Avenue
20local recommendations
Ralli
Ralli says “Sometimes you need something more familiar... White House Tavern is owned by the Hillstone Restauran...” ·
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8. Matsuhisa
303 East Main Street
29local recommendations
Ralli
Ralli says “Sushi from the Best in the Biz - Nobu! Expensive but great quality sushi! Faves: Everything is go...” ·
9. Aspen
28local recommendations
Annette
Annette says “Aspen is about an hour from New Castle. Of course you can ski the four ski areas, but it's also a c...” ·
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10. L'Hostaria
620 East Hyman Avenue
20local recommendations
Julia
Julia says “L'hostaria is a local favorite and one of the best restaurants in town. The bar menu is exceptional ...” ·
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11. Jimmy's
205 South Mill Street
21local recommendations
Monique
Monique says “Lively upscale but casual with a great bar and sometimes salsa and tango dancing. Jimmy the proprie...” ·
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12. Cache Cache
205 South Mill Street
17local recommendations
Kevin
Kevin says “Our absolute favorite restaurant in town. Reservations can be tricky on short notice during busy sea...” ·
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13. Aspen Hickory House
730 West Main Street
15local recommendations
Matthew
Matthew says “Best ribs in town, and they deliver. If you are tired, you can order and they will bring the meal t...” ·
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14. Victoria's Espresso Wine Bar & Gourmet Grazing
510 East Durant Avenue
17local recommendations
Craig
Craig says “Brekkie comes in many forms but Victoria's does it aussie style with the best coffee in town. It's ...” ·
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15. Ajax Tavern
685 E Durant Ave
14local recommendations
Ralli
Ralli says “The perfect Apres-Ski or midday lunch spot at the base of Aspen Mountain with a great view of the go...” ·
16. Aspen Highlands
199 Prospector Rd
15local recommendations
Holleigh & Kai
Holleigh & Kai says “Know as the locals mountain for its more challenging terrain and the infamous Highlands Bowl. Also k...” ·
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17. La Crêperie du Village
400 E Hopkins Ave
13local recommendations
Laura
Laura says “Travel to europe and select from dozens of sweet and savory crepes. I love this place for the ambien...” ·
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18. Paradise Bakery & Cafe
320 South Galena Street
22local recommendations
Ziska
Ziska says “Fresh baked muffins every morning. This is where Paradise Bakery started. During the summer hang o...” ·
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19. Big Wrap
520 East Durant Avenue
14local recommendations
Craig
Craig says “Cheap, casual eats - wraps, burritos and amazing salads. The Pesto Wrapture is my go to. Beware! ...” ·
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20. Poppycock's
665 East Cooper Avenue
14local recommendations
Aspen
Aspen says “Epic breakfast and a super friendly owner. They have some great eggs Benedict on the weekends. Prett...”
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21. HOPS Culture
414 East Hyman Avenue
14local recommendations
Aspen
Aspen says “Ah-maz-ing beer selection (over 100!) of drafts or bottles. They even have gluten free or sour beer....” ·
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22. Aspen Brewing Co
304 East Hopkins Avenue
12local recommendations
Craig
Craig says “With a minimum of 8 fresh beers on draft Aspen Brewing is a locals and visitors hot-spot day and nig...” ·
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23. Peach's Corner Cafe
121 South Galena Street
12local recommendations
Aspen
Aspen says “Great cafe for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Their waffles are... just go check it out! Decent prici...” ·
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24. Campo De Fiori
205 S Mill St
13local recommendations
Matthew
Matthew says “Food is ok here. but the bar goes off with people dancing on the tables. This place can go till 2 i...” ·
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25. Meat & Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop
319 East Hopkins Avenue
12local recommendations
Laura
Laura says “My FAVOURITE eatery for casual lunch & dinner. Meat & Cheese opened fall 2014, with an array of loca...” ·
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26. Justice Snow's
328 East Hyman Avenue
11local recommendations
Chloe
Chloe says “Awesome food- a $10 local grass-fed burger that is excellent. Sophisticated super tasty and local m...” ·
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27. Clark's Market and Pharmacy
300 Puppy Smith Street
13local recommendations
Elana
Elana says “Explorer Booksellers on Main Street for an amazing selection of books & cards. Aspen Emporium & Flyi...” ·
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28. The Red Onion
420 East Cooper Avenue
10local recommendations
Matthew
Matthew says “Great simple bar, with tons of history. Some bad ass skiers and mountaineers work behind the bar. ...” ·
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29. J-Bar
330 East Main Street
11local recommendations
Holleigh & Kai
Holleigh & Kai says “Located inside the Jerome Hotel – the J-Bar has been an Aspen gathering place since 1889 – is on the...” ·
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30. Eric's Bar
315 E Hyman Ave
10local recommendations
Holleigh & Kai
Holleigh & Kai says “Aspen's most popular late night hang out for it's ultra stylish clientele and industrial cheek decor...” ·