Summer Dining in Vail.
Vail is a great family destination for a summer getaway, with plenty of activities for kids, and near-perfect climate of sun and cool temperatures.
Dining in Vail can be tricky, with many highly touted hotspots creating their success through large volume of winter skiers looking for a quick refuel prior to getting back on the slopes. For a more leisure, upscale summer meal, most of these dining establishments don't deliver on unique cuisine and ambiance. Several restaurants I do recommend include Elways (upscale ambiance, diverse menu, excellent service), The Tavern (steaks, salads, fantastic patio seating at bottom of Lionshead ski run), and Game Creek (located on top of ski run, provides awesome views, brunch only in summer). Photo of Game Creek is attached.