Your Guide to a Vail Summer Getaway, An Easy Flight to Denver from Sonoma County Airport STS

Vail might be most famous for its slopes and snow, but it's a great summer destination, too.

We’re known for many things in Sonoma County, but Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) just might be one of our best kept secrets. Traveling to and from STS is a snap, especially compared to the frenzied feel at SFO and Oakland International Airport. Parking is easy, but using Uber/Lyft or the SMART train to the airport also gives you the option to simply leave the car at home. Lucy’s smile-inducing help desk, along with some of the shortest security lines you’ll ever see, only sweeten the urge to hop aboard a plane and get going.

Daily nonstop flights from STS take off to destinations like Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, and Phoenix (there are also seasonal flights to Minnesota and Las Vegas). One of the newest destinations, Denver, offers the option to visit nearby Vail this summer. Click through the gallery to find out why you’ll want to get a trip on the calendar.