Tips for Skiing Aspen Mountain

Tips for Skiing Aspen Mountain

Aspen Mountain. Ajax. The Crown Jewel. All three of these names are used by locals when referring to the ski mountain that ascends from the heard of our small town. It’s hard to miss, and it truly is the Crown Jewel of our community. If you’re new to town, or finally ready to tackle Ajax […]

Things to do in Aspen with kids

Things to do in Aspen with Kids

If you’re looking for things to do in Aspen with kids, it’s important to plan your time well in advance. There are many activities and you won’t want to leave our little mountain town without checking everything off your list! The most important to-do item is finding a hotel that is kid-friendly and fun. You’ll […]

Aspen Day Trips

Aspen’s Neighboring Towns Worth the Day Trip

I love Aspen; I spend the most time within the downtown core (aka the bustling area within a few blocks of the Limelight), with trips to Snowmass sprinkled in for summer concerts. But there are nearby towns that are worth exploring, all located within a few hours of Aspen. These small neighboring towns each offer something […]

Best Sushi in Aspen

The Best Sushi in Aspen – Sashimi, Rolls & Omakase

When planning your dinners out in Aspen, sushi is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. I’ll admit that out here in Colorado we’re pretty landlocked. But Aspen attracts some of the world’s best music acts, artists, comics, and writers, so why not bring in the best food? Sushi at Aspen’s top restaurants […]

historical places in aspen

Historical Places in Aspen to Get Your Geek On

Aspen was a mining town long before it became the world class ski destination it is today. During the silver boom, Aspen was founded as Ute City, named for the Ute Indians who have lived here for centuries. Many of the buildings you’ll encounter in Aspen have been around since the boom, built in the […]

Best Bakeries in Aspen

Bakeries in Aspen – Where to Get your Bagels, Croissants, and More

A few weeks ago, on “National Donut Day,” I noticed that a Twitter user thousands of miles away had referenced our tiny mountain town. He’d had the best donut of his life at Annette’s, the tiny bakery on the Hyman Avenue Mall. While Aspen is a place that might seem wrapped up in healthy eating, […]

Beginner Mountain Biking Trails in Aspen

Beginner-Friendly Mountain Biking Trails in Aspen

Whether you’ve been coming to Aspen every summer for years and want to try a new sport, or it’s been on your bucket list years, 2017 might be the summer to try mountain biking. As with skiing, there are beginner mountain biking trails in Aspen, making it easy to introduce yourself to the extreme sport. […]

Aspen at Night - Things to Do

Aspen at Night – Things to Do After Dark

I write a lot about the multitude of daytime activities in Aspen from pet-friendly shopping to playgrounds, and it’s hard to fit everything in. And after the sun goes down, it’s no different. My top picks for things to do in Aspen at night are as follows.  Aspen Snowmass Concert Series – Summer My favorite nighttime activity […]


The Best Parks & Playgrounds In Aspen

Aspen is one of the most kid-friendly towns in the country. There is a multitude of kid-friendly restaurants, activities, and over 30 parks and playgrounds providing endless playtime activities. Below, we’ve outlined some of the best parks Aspen has to offer, for kids and adults alike: Wagner Park Wagner Park is Aspen’s most centrally located […]

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Limelight’s Favorite Pet Shops in Aspen

Aspen has to be one of the top places in the world to raise a pet. Our community’s commitment to four-legged friends runs deep. The Aspen Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter with dogs and cats up for adoption from as far away as New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona. The shelter is open daily for […]

Small Wedding Venues in Aspen

Small, Intimate Wedding Venues in Aspen

Spring has sprung and it is officially wedding season–one of my favorite times of year! As a self-proclaimed wedding expert, I’m excited to give you the low-down on my favorite small wedding venues in Aspen. Ajax Terrace My absolute top choice for the ceremony itself is the Limelight Hotel’s Ajax Terrace. Aptly named, the terrace […]

Spring Hiking Trails in Aspen

Best Spring Hiking Trails in Aspen

Once our local mountains have closed, it’s all about getting in shape for summer activities. My absolute favorite thing to do each summer is the hike from Aspen to Crested Butte. My friends and I always plan it over a long weekend in order to take advantage of everything that Crested Butte has to offer, […]