Every year millions of seasonal visitors flock to Vail to experience first-hand everything the magical town has to offer. Although skiing, hiking, snowboarding, and mountain biking form the cornerstone of life in the Valley, it is also fast becoming a sought-after summertime destination for hiking, golf, and cultural festival enthusiasts. The picturesque town with the otherworldly charm is also popular among visitors and locals alike who deem themselves budding photographers. While the entire region is extremely photogenic, there are a few places, in particular, where an aspiring lens enthusiast can shoot unbelievably beautiful photos.
Get lost in the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Any budding photographer will be blown away by the astounding beauty of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Located at an elevation of more than 8,000 feet, the gardens boast countless alpine and mountain plants across a variety of gardens including the Alpine Crevice Garden and the Mountain Perennial Garden. You will find something worth shooting just about everywhere you wander in the gardens. If you are into macro photography, you will be in your element surrounded by beautiful blooms and the large variety of bees, beetles, and butterflies, all just begging to be photographed. If landscapes are more your thing, you will be in awe of the spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains in the distance that will make for beautiful photographs.
Spend time exploring Vail Village
CanvasPop.com explains that you can brighten up any space with the right photo. If you are looking to take striking photos that are worthy of a place on your wall, spending time in Vail Village will definitely be worth your while. The quaint village which is reminiscent of a European town is filled to the brim with countless shops, lush eateries, and delightful kiosks while the architecture will undoubtedly be an absolute pleasure to photograph. If you enjoy taking photographs of people you should stop by the Vail Famers’ Market & Art Show that takes place every Sunday from Mid-June until November. The market features over 40 vendors who, like the visitors, are only too happy to pose for an impromptu photo shoot.
A Vail Valley Food Tour is a food photographer’s dream-come-true
Food photography has skyrocketed in popularity over the last two decades thanks to the advent of social media coupled with ever-evolving technologies such as mobile phones that can rival even the best digital cameras. While Vail is best known as a skiing destination, it is also an aspiring food photographer’s dream destination. The Vail culinary scene is incredibly creative and revolves around mouth-watering food, craft beers, and distilled spirits of the valley. Although you can naturally patronize any eatery you wish and take photos of their cuisine, there are also a number of foodie tours you can embark on. There are a number of tours such as Bikes & Bites, Booze, Brews & Bites, and the Vail Village Walking Tour to choose from. Of the three, the latter is probably the one to take for photography purposes as it takes visitors on a journey through the village, drawing attention to its countless creative gems while sampling a variety of tantalizing cuisines.
Vail Valley is undeniably one of the most picture-perfect destinations in the entire USA. It is for this very reason that budding photographers will have such a great time searching for hidden gems to shoot and turn into exquisite pieces of photographic artwork.