Simply walking around idyllic, cobblestoned-downtown Aspen is an unforgettable experience. The town is a beautiful collection of Victorian-era buildings and homes with modern touches. Take in all the sights, shops, restaurants and bars on the two walking malls on Cooper Avenue and one on Hyman Avenue. Be sure to walk around this area at night, as the city of Aspen does an exceptional job decorating every single tree with twinkling Christmas lights. The lights stay up all winter long and look absolutely spectacular, especially when blanketed in fresh snow.
Historians and history buffs will enjoy learning about the city’s famous mining past on one of the Aspen Historical Society’s walking tours, and a horse-drawn sleigh ride around Aspen provides a unique view into how the miners used to live.