The upscale ski resort town is known for majestic mountain views, fine dining, and luxury shopping. Here’s where to take great pictures for the ‘gram.
Most visitors will limit their Instagram feeds to the fantastic mountain views in and around the city. Although a few of our shots will show off the tremendous beauty of the scenery, most will highlight the gems within the town.
Although the city promotes an air of elegance and lacks the trendy murals and street art Instagrammers love, there are a few great local spots for unique camera shots. These places can all be found within Apen’s city limits – the list doesn’t include iconic sites outside Aspen, such as Maroon Bells.
The Bear Den
This upscale bistro showcases its cozy atmosphere with a classic place setting and bear skin rugs outside. Stop inside for a quick respite on your journey.
John Denver Sanctuary
Stroll through the calming park for numerous places to take photos of quaint bridges, trickling creeks, and the surrounding mountain scenery. Our favorite spot showcased a single lampost at the end of a covered bridge.
St. Regis Square
The luxury resort features stunning architecture perfect for any insta-feed. Head to the Monarch Street side to capture the pedestrian bridge and the gorgeous square in front of the pool.
Atop Mount Aspen
You must pay for a lift ticket to see the stunning views from atop Mount Aspen, but it’s well worth the price. Gorgeous mountain views await from every direction.
Have a quirky insta feed? You’ll want to head to Aspen Emporium for lively shots of the eclectic outdoor decor. Head inside to see what’s on consignment from local artisans!
Those looking for a cozier Instagram aesthetic should head to Explore Booksellers, Aspen’s only bookstore. The inside features cozy chairs perfect for reading and a wide selection of new books for your browsing pleasure.
The upscale clothing and accessory store offers a highly Instagrammable front stoop. Frame yourself in the flower vines decorating the handles, but remember to stop inside and see what they have to offer.
The Big Wrap Alley
The alley behind the Big Wrap eatery offers some of the best murals in Aspen. If street art is your feed, you will want to take advantage of this impressive work.
The Wheeler Stallard Museum
The residential area to the Northwest of the city center features a small house-turned-museum you won’t want to miss. The interior is decorated with late 19th-century furniture, and the house will even let you sit on the couches and chairs to get that perfect shot.
Down the Ski Lift
The best shot of Aspen is from above. Be sure to have your camera ready as you ride the gondola down the mountain to snap impressive images of the city below.
Aspen has loads to discover outside the stunning mountain views. Explore the city to find your own epic and yet undiscovered Instagram spots!
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