Our favorite coffee place was a little shop called Peaches. We went almost every day!
Yesterday’s outfit… obsessed with this black vest for a change-up from my other faux furs.
Now for the fun part, my Apsen recommendations! Even though my mom and I were there for a short amount of time (less than a week), we packed SO much into our schedule. If you’re planning a trip there, or if you have any recommendations to add, let me know in the comments or feel free to email me with questions!
We stayed at Hotel Aspen during our trip. It was incredibly affordable, a smaller hotel with neat, clean rooms. The employees were so nice and helpful and offered hiking recommendations as well as lunch/dinner recommendations. It’s located downtown and was walking distance from all of the shops and restaurants. They also served a full breakfast every morning.
Coffee and Treats:
Ajax Donuts at the popcorn wagon: This little wagon parks downtown and serves hot mini donuts throughout the day. We tried the powered sugar and powdered cinnamons sugar donuts, but I want to go back to get the “maple” or “nutella” flavored donuts. Yum!
Peaches Corner Cafe: My mom and I went here every day for coffee – really cute little coffee shop that also offers green smoothies, treats and healthy lunch. My favorite item was the “Aspen Extreme” coffee, it had espresso and coconut in it!
Paradise Bakery: The Aspen location is the original one. They have amazing fresh cookies and gelato. I had the birthday cake gelato, and they put a cookie in every cup.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Amazing, amazing chocolate.
Ajax Tavern: Great place for dinner… you must try the parmesan truffle fries. The mac’n’cheese was amazing, as well!
Brunelleschi’s Pizza: Best pizza ever. My mom and I split a caesar salad and the capresse pizza, it was the perfect amount for both of us.
Su Casa Aspen: Really amazing mexican food. The salsa was the freshest I’ve ever had! The fajita salad is incredible.
J Bar at Hotel Jerome. Great cocktails!
Maroon Bells: We took a bus from Aspen Highlands up to Maroon Bells. It is supposedly the most photographed mountain peaks in all of North America… words can’t even describe how beautiful it is! You have the option to hike once you arrive at Maroon Bells (there are several trails) or it is not a far walk to the lake if you just want to sit and enjoy the view.
Indpendence Pass: If you have time, take a drive on Independence Pass – the elevation goes up to 12,095 feet and has one of the most amazing views you can see by car.
Shopping: Aspen has some really great high-end shops. I only bought something at J.Crew, but other shops downtown included Gucci, Dior, Prada and Louis Vuitton.
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