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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
“WHAT SETS ASPEN MOUNTAIN APART? Nearly 70 years of skiing history Skiing and riding the same runs that have hosted World Cup races for decades Unreal glades, bumps and steeps for advanced skiers and riders VISITORS LOVE The Sundeck for its panoramic view deep into the Elk Mountains Access from the heart of downtown Aspen The après ski scene at Ajax Tavern The pop-up Oasis champagne bar of Fridays And in summer: lunch at the Sundeck, hiking trails, and on-mountain activities LOCALS LOVE The aforementioned glades, bumps and steeps The mountain’s amazing ability to stash powder for days on end And in summer: hiking trails and Bluegrass Sundays SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass are a collection of talented and inspired Pros that are committed to helping you build confidence, understand the terrain, and guiding you to the next place in your skiing or riding. Their Pros know more than just teaching, and are willing to share knowledge of the resort and community that can help shape an unforgettable experience during your stay. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best japanese food ever, expensive but great experience. Try the rolls (raw salmon one). ”
  • 18 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
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
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
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.”
  • 15 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
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
Restaurant
“Great, inexpensive wraps, bowls, salads and smoothies. A few bar seats, otherwise take out.”
  • 12 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
Breakfast Spot
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“Epic breakfast and a super friendly owner. They have some great eggs Benedict on the weekends. Pretty affordable too!”
  • 14 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