3 Perfect Days in some of the most spectacular destinations

3 Spectacular Days in Aspen, CO (late spring/summer)


Introduction: I am Marla, founder of Shop Gotham, longtime NYC dweller and lover, extensive traveler and perpetual explorer.  My favorite trips are brief: 3-4 days, long enough to see, touch, taste and revel in the best of each place, with minimal recovery and less packing.  While I do take longer trips – such as those abroad – I will still condense each article to a Perfect 3 days.

I am awakened by new environments, intrigued by different cultures,  yet as a longtime Urban dweller in THE MOST urban of dwellings, I find myself seeking out where I go, a certain je ne sais quoi: an energy,  visual stimulation, choices and always always a special coffee spot to people watch.   Thus, these travel guides come from the heart and mind of a New York City girl.

ASPEN, CO
Late Spring/Summer 

INTRODUCTION
This gorgeous all season mountain town set beneath the Rocky’s, looks like a pristine movie set of the west. Ski and hiking trails are the backdrop to a town vibrant with ample shops – both independent names and designer labels,  restaurants and galleries galore.  There is no shortage of outdoor activities, music and world class lectures.  As Aspen caters to a high percentage of wealthy residents and visitors,  the services are sophisticated, with prices that also reflect. But if you can find a way to visit in the summer, it is well worth it.

Colorado may be the overall  fittest state, and hands down, you will see the fittest bodies and toned legs in Aspen. And bring your Dog! as this is the ultimate in dog friendly towns.

Who you will find in Aspen in the summer:  There are 3 primary visitors: The Affluent who enjoy outdoor activities, designer shopping and dining out; families with young children; and those who want to hike and bike until the sun goes down.

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