Aspen's budget-friendly summer activities

Reputed as a hot spot for well-heeled jetsetters, Aspen Snowmass attracts travelers looking to spend a pretty penny. But alongside its luxury offerings, the destination also offers a host of free or affordable yet brag-worthy fun. Here’s the scoop on how to vacation in Aspen Snowmass this summer without breaking the bank:

Snowmass free concerts

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Pack a picnic and enjoy the sunset during a free outdoor concert at Snowmass' Fanny Hill—live music takes place select Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Aspen Art Musuem

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Peruse contemporary art in downtown Aspen, where you can visit the Gonzo Gallery and Aspen Art Museum for free.

Historic pub crawl

Explore Aspen's Wild-West past on a guided historic pub crawl (cocktail tasting included for $20 per adult) or mining and ranching tour ($10 per adult) with the Aspen Historical Society.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

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Embark on a complimentary naturalist-led nature walk atop Aspen Mountain or at the iconic Maroon Bells, hosted by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

Free music at the Sundeck

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Head to the summit of Aspen Mountain by foot or gondola car for free, live classical music on Saturdays and bluegrass on Sundays.

Summer bar menus

Dine at celebrated Aspen restaurants, like Cache Cache and Campo de Fiori, where bar menus offer gourmet fare at palatable prices.
To glean more affordable-activity ideas or for help booking, call an Aspen Snowmass Vacation Specialists at 800-923-9012.