Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Big Sur to Vail. If you're planning a road trip to Vail, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
9:00 am start in Big Sur
drive for about 11.5 hours
day 1 driving ≈ 11.5 hours
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9:00 am leave from Hotel Valley Ho
drive for about 10 hours
day 2 driving ≈ 10 hours
Scottsdale (38 answers)
Camelback Mountain (15 mentions)
Old Town Scottsdale (9 mentions)
Cornish Pasty Co (6 mentions)
Papago Park (4 mentions)
Mill Avenue (4 mentions)
restaurants around Scottsdale:
Pig & Pickle
Cornish Pasty Co
SunUp Brewing Co
hotels around Scottsdale:
Hotel Valley Ho
W Scottsdale Hotel
questions about Scottsdale:
What is your favorite restaurant in Scottsdale?
What's the best neighborhood in Scottsdale for a first time visitor?
Going to Scottsdale for 2 weeks -- places to eat and fun things to see?
Best Burger in Scottsdale?
Must Do in Scottsdale
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Vail.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Vail Ski Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Minturn Saloon, which was mentioned 2 times.
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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