Should You Visit Avon?

Is Avon worth visiting?

Yes, Avon is definitely worth visiting for numerous reasons. Its a town that everyone should see, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

Whether you're a traveling as a family or a couple, this town has a lot to offer. Any local will tell you what makes it special is the great skiing and amazing food.

Avon is a town in Colorado that's very close to Beaver Creek. It sits on the edge of the freeway and has grown into a popular base for ski vacations. There's a huge concentration of resorts and hotels in the area, and there are shuttles that run between Avon and Beaver Creek.

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5 Reasons to Visit Avon

1. Skiing

Beaver Creek is the main ski area near town and it's about a mile away. The town of Avon is below Beaver Creek and is located beside an interstate.

2. Food

There are casual eateries where you can grab a bite to eat, whether you're in the mood for Chinese, pizza, or burgers.

3. Nightlife

It's a small town but there are some bars and lively pubs where you can enjoy cold drinks.

4. Resorts

There are the typical chain resort options, many with beautiful mountain views.

5. Hiking

There are paved trails and recreational paths through town that are great for both hiking and biking. The main ones are Eagle Valley Trail and the trails in West Avon Preserve.

Things to Consider Before Visiting Avon

Museums: Avon isn't a place that's filled with a huge number of sights and attractions. While there aren't a ton of museums in the area, it's worth checking out the Walking Mountains Science Center.

Shopping: Avon isn't exactly a shopper's destination. There aren't a ton of shopping opportunities in town, but there are enough shops around in case you need to pick up necessities or buy a gift.

Getting Around
The area is not very walkable, and public transit is not great here, so it might be difficult to get around without arranging your own transportation.

The Cost
Depending on your budget, schedule, and travel style, Avon might be an expensive destination for you. You can find out the travel costs for Avon here or see if Avon is expensive here.


What is Avon most famous for?

Avon is most famous for it's affordable accommodation options and its access to Beaver Creek Ski Resort. The town is very popular for its skiing. It is also known for its great food, nightlife, resorts, and hiking. It is often described as outdoorsy, scenic, and active.

What is the most famous sight in Avon?

The most popular sight in Avon is Avon Recreation Center. You can see prices and costs for this and other sights in Avon on our travel costs page.

Or, see tickets, activities, and tours for Avon Recreation Center and other attractions here.

How touristy is Avon? Is it a popular town to visit?

Avon is a popular town for tourists and travelers. Here are some of the most popular activities and tours. (Prices in US Dollars)

How long should I spend in Avon?

The ideal length of time for a trip to Avon is two to four days. Since Avon has activities such as skiing, many visit for up to four days.

If you have a specific amount of time for your trip, see our advice about how much time to spend here: Should I spend 1, 2, or 3 days in Avon?, Should I spend 3, 4, or 5 days in Avon?, and Should I spend 1 or 2 weeks in Avon?.