Perfect Summer Day: Relaxation

What’s Your Perfect Aspen Day?

Who: The Relaxation Warrior

What: A day packed with relaxation, serenity and culture

Where: Aspen and the surrounding area

You like to exercise and have fun, but being in Aspen is all about relaxing and unwinding. Balancing the mind, body and spirit. Ahhhhh.

Morning Yoga

Looking for a group yoga experience? There are free sessions offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on top of Aspen Mountain. Guests must make a reservation by calling 970-923-1227 and meet at gondola plaza at 10 a.m. The complimentary yoga lasts for one hour, ending just in time for lunch at The Sundeck.

The Little Nell Adventures also can organize a private yoga lesson at 11,200 feet, which may be combined with a private hike atop Aspen Mountain with a knowledgeable naturalist.

Insider’s tip: At the Sundeck, try the noodle bowls or the Asian salad topped with ahi tuna for a light lunch that won’t weigh you down the rest of your day. The Sundeck has a variety of options that are served cafeteria-style.

Afternoon at “The Club”

In the afternoon, maybe sitting by a pool with a good book sounds good? Or getting a spa treatment? Playing a round of golf?

If you are a guest at The Little Nell or The Limelight Hotel, you get access to the Snowmass Club, an exclusive members-only club just 10 miles from Aspen. For a small resort fee, you can enjoy all the amenities they have to offer like tennis, golf, a full athletic club, three outdoor pools, two outdoor hot tubs, two indoor hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas and a Kid’s Club with special activities throughout the day. Indulge in a facial or body treatment, or check out the full massage menu. Transportation to and from the club is provided.

Insider’s tip: The Aspen Golf Club is another great option for those hitting the links. It is rated one of the top municipal courses in the country and offers reasonable rates throughout the season.

Evening of Music

Spend the evening listening to the talented musicians of the Aspen Music Festival and School. Performances run through August 19, and some restaurants in town offer pre-music dinner specials, as well as transportation to and from the music tent to make your evening as relaxing and flawless as possible.

Insider’s tip: You don’t always have to purchase a ticket to experience the music. Check out Paradise Corner in town for street performances most nights, or bring a picnic basket, bottle of wine and a blanket to enjoy music from the “listening lawn” of the Benedict Music Tent. Relaxation at its finest.