The heat has arrived and if you need to cool off, catch some fresh air, and get out of town for a minute, a mountain vacation might be just what the doctor ordered. A getaway to the mountains is not only the perfect way to escape the heat and enjoy some outdoor activities, but it is also a chance to attend various festivals, live music series, and other exciting events. Stay tuned to learn about some of our favorite mountain towns and best summer deals for the perfect summer getaway.
This mountain town is notorious for its unique laid-back culture, beautiful scenery, and of course its Annual Bluegrass Festival from June 21-24. The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, returning for its 39th year, is one of the most popular and highly-acclaimed in the United States. Whether its camping, hiking, biking, fly-fishing, or rafting, Telluride will keep you outdoors with a non-stop grin from ear to ear.
Located just a half an hour from Salt Lake City, Park City is well equipped to satisfy all your summer desires. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a cultural intellect, Park City will not disappoint. Not only does Park City have a variety of family-friendly activities, but it also has an amazing free concert series. From blue grass to rock to reggae, the live music at Canyons Resort will have you up on your feet and putting on your dancing shoes.
With two-award winning golf courses, 60 miles of mountain biking trails, and 300 days of sunshine every year, Keystone is a summer mountain paradise. After you are done exploring the beautiful scenery, you can catch a free concert as part of the River Run Rocks concert series, or attend the Wine and Jazz Festival in July.
From Colorado’s longest Alpine slide to mini golf, Winter Park is the ideal family getaway. The resort is also home to the Blues from the Top Music Festival. Taking place June 29-July 1, Winter Park’s Blues Festival is sure to leave you feeling anything but blue, and will definitely be full of energy, soul, and an all around good time.
With such a close proximity to Yellowstone Park and Grand Teton Park, it is no wonder why Jackson Hole has become such a popular summer destination. Among the beautiful scenery and countless activities, Jackson is also well known for its free summer concerts in Teton Village.
Snowmass is the perfect summer getaway for adventurers of all ages. Snowmass is also perfect for any free music enthusiast. On Aspen Mountain, you can stomp your feet to some bluegrass on Sunday nights, or you can head over to Snowmass Village for free music every Thursday.
From boating to swimming to fishing to hiking, Tahoe is the perfect blend of water-based and land-based summer activities. With this wide variety of outdoor activities comes an even wider variety of free music. In Tahoe you can find free music five nights a week, and amazing adventures every single day.
It’s pretty obvious that mountain vacations are not just for skiing anymore. With so many fun outdoor activities, music festivals, and concert series, the mountains are the perfect place to spend your next summer vacation.