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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Rock Club
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“They have world class acts, dj's and it's the best venue to dance, drink, hear such a great selection of music and locals and tourists alike mingle in this, the hottest spot in Aspen”
  • 36 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Aspen stores strongly encourage recyclable bags. The unit is stocked with such bags (at front door), and most bags include City Market discount cards attached to the strap.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Beautifully designed Museum with perfect Lunch Spot or Tea/Coffee on the light filled top level with views of Ajax”
  • 27 locals recommend
Office
“We go to Aspen/Snowmass every January for Aspen Gay Ski Week. AJAX (Aspen Mountain) for blue and black runs, Highlights for blue and green, Buttermilk especially for boarders. Best Cafe: The White House”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Pricey, but justifiably famous for exquisite sushi and other Japanese delicacies.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“This store has everything you could possibly need and more! Upstairs has craft supplies, toys/games, costumes, souvenirs and more. Makeup, toiletries, pharmacy, snacks,magazines and liquor stores on main level.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food, not too expensive, they don't take reservations so the wait can be long ...”
  • 17 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
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“this is the old opera house in Aspen and is stunning acoustically, for it's beauty and charm, elegance from a bygone era and amazing quality entertainment. Check out what is playing during your stay, it's always good, worthwhile with a full bar, centrally located in Aspen, just a must if you like live entertainment, theatre, comedy, movies.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“Live music outside in the summer! and here is an insiders tip - after 12:30 they put there $6 pastries (and my fav egg quiches) on sale for 1.40 ea.. stock up!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lively upscale but casual with a great bar and sometimes salsa and tango dancing. Jimmy the proprietor keeps a selection of tequila which will blow your mind and always stunning food. It's been around for a very long time and it's always reliably excellent! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Because it's iconic. Get a reservation for the dining room or grab the bar menu with drinks. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Of the four mountains, Aspen Highlands avoids the spotlight, which is perfectly fine with the locals and in-the-know skiers and riders who tackle its uncrowded slopes. Hike the ridge to Highland Bowl for the sweetest run of your life, or simply cruise along the mid-mountain groomers off the Cloud Nine chairlift. Views over the valley to the snow-covered Maroon Bells constantly will remind you: this is Colorado at its best.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Housemade pasta, an extensive wine list & patio seating draw crowds to this warm Italian restaurant. Sit at the bar and eat the same menu for a more affordable option.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“It's one of the last old school Aspen restaurants and has amazing barbeque and greasy spoon breakfasts. It's been known and visited since it opened way back in the 60's (I think)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Brekkie comes in many forms but Victoria's does it aussie style with the best coffee in town. It's a hip young crowd indoor and out. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is my favorite place to ear. The onion rings and porterhouse are to die for. Make reservations far in advance during the busy times. This place will break the bank, but well worth it.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Pricey, but justifiably famous for exquisite sushi and other Japanese delicacies.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, not too expensive, they don't take reservations so the wait can be long ...”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“Live music outside in the summer! and here is an insiders tip - after 12:30 they put there $6 pastries (and my fav egg quiches) on sale for 1.40 ea.. stock up!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Lively upscale but casual with a great bar and sometimes salsa and tango dancing. Jimmy the proprietor keeps a selection of tequila which will blow your mind and always stunning food. It's been around for a very long time and it's always reliably excellent! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Because it's iconic. Get a reservation for the dining room or grab the bar menu with drinks. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Housemade pasta, an extensive wine list & patio seating draw crowds to this warm Italian restaurant. Sit at the bar and eat the same menu for a more affordable option.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's one of the last old school Aspen restaurants and has amazing barbeque and greasy spoon breakfasts. It's been known and visited since it opened way back in the 60's (I think)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is my favorite place to ear. The onion rings and porterhouse are to die for. Make reservations far in advance during the busy times. This place will break the bank, but well worth it.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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