Whether you've got all day to explore or only a few hours après-ski, there are plenty of things to do in Aspen apart from the snowy slopes. These must-visit locales will satisfy shoppers, readers, art seekers, foodies and live music listeners.
Harmony Scott Jewelry
Beautiful quality stones and elegant settings—Harmony Scott Jewelry is the place for unique pieces that are creatively designed and well-crafted. Everything is handmade, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable about each piece. It is a great place to pick up extraordinary gifts, either for yourself or for someone you love.
Located in a quaint Victorian home, you could get lost among the heaps of books inside Explore Booksellers. Pick up the first thing that looks interesting and settle into an armchair, or select a stack to take home with you. Upstairs you'll find a small bistro, open daily 11:30 am to 9 pm, that serves dishes inspired by the season, and sourced locally and organically whenever possible.
Aspen Art Gallery
Eclectic is the appropriate word for this well-curated art gallery. Every piece of work in Aspen Art Gallery is personally chosen by owner Damian Guillot. Find works that inspire you, or just browse for an hour or so. Among the selection you'll find contemporary paintings, uniquely designed furniture and fascinating sculptures.
Pitkin County Dry Goods: Aspen’s Original Clothing Store
This fashionable shop is the second-oldest retail store in Aspen. Pitkin County Dry Goods features designer collections of clothing, leathers, jewelry and more. A family-owned business with a personalized service policy, it has been serving an international clientele for over 45 years. Whether you want to add a bit of mountain casual to your wardrobe or a unique leather bag to your collection, this is the place.
Belly Up Aspen
A favorite with locals and visitors alike, Belly Up Aspen is a cozy concert venue that has a reputation as a casual party atmosphere. Dance to great music from a wide range of talented artists, while the friendly staff serves drinks all night long. If you stick around after the show, you might have a chance to visit with the performers!
Finbarr’s Irish Pub & Kitchen
When your feet need a break, it's time to hit Finbarr's Irish Pub & Kitchen. Take a seat out on the patio and watch the lights turn on in the picturesque town as the sun goes down. Try the excellent Chicken Schnitzel or the Mortimer Burger, and wash it down with your choice of drink from the pub's impressive liquor selection of wine, scotch, whiskey, beer and cocktails.