Breckenridge Activities - Things to Do in Breckenridge
Though Breckenridge has become known for our premiere ski mountain, getting to know Breckenridge fully can take you many visits, and explorations of our town and all it offers. Winter in Breckenridge is known for great powder, and killer terrain at Breckenridge Ski Resort, but during the summer the base of Peak 8 comes alive with the Breckenridge Summer fun Park. The fun park hosts a wide array of incredible adventures for all ages, including a maze, bounce houses, gold panning, jeep rides, the alpine slide, and the gold runner coaster. Also, many people are surprised to learn that the ski area is explorable national forest with a myriad of trails for biking, hiking, and 4 wheeling on your own. Virtually the entire ten mile range (peak 1 to quandary) offers nature hungry guests some of the most beautiful scenery Mother Nature offers. Climb a 14teener, hike Mohawk Lakes, Explore Iowa Hill, or spend a few days on the Peaks Trail and get into nature.
Just as abundant as our vast trail system, is our cultural and arts district in Downtown Breck. History comes alive in our Downtown museum district, consisting of six different types of museums, each offering its own piece of history, and story of Breckenridge. From Historic cemeteries, to the Children’s Museum, to the Barney Ford House, you can get to know what makes Breckenridge so special during your vacation. The arts district is just as vast, and much more encompassing, delivering virtually every kind of artistic outlet imaginable. Photography, sculpture, painting, writing, metal, glass, ceramics, and several types of dance all come together in our arts district to offer visitors quite an experience. You can visit and simply admire the different artistic skills at one of our many galleries and studios, or get involved and take a class to learn something new you can bring home with you.
Variety abounds within our little town, as local merchants bring their own unique flavors to you with 163 shops full of their own adventure. Clothing Boutiques, Ski gear, sporting goods, art, jewelry, souvenirs, spa, nature, hats, and unique collectibles are all on display along Main Street for your shopping expedition. Exhaustion can set in quickly with the myriad of shopping options, but our restaurants, cafes, and bars quickly come to the rescue with much needed fuel. With 76 options to choose from, our dining scene has an answer for every craving, and waits to awaken every craving you have not yet experienced. From simple and easy all American pizza and burgers, to quaint cafes with eclectic offerings, to “Breckenridge Formal” dining, you can spend days exploring all the options.
Breckenridge is the host to a vast and unique group of events throughout the year, including the Breckenridge Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, unique Local events, and our Signature Breckenridge Events. You can catch any manner of concert at our Riverwalk center between the classical offerings of the NRO, and the contemporary live concerts of the BMF. Local events such as the snowflake challenge, Breck Bike Week, and several summer and winter races will keep you busy during your vacation. Our signature events, including Ullr Fest, International Snow Sculpture Championships, 4th of July Festivities, Kingdom Days, and Oktoberfest will beckon you to return year after year. Also, Breckenridge is host to some of the most spectacular international sporting events one can view, including The Winter Dew tour, and The USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Every day is an event in Breckenridge, and we have something to offer everyone all year around.
The town facilities in Breckenridge host their own unique adventures, and include a wide variety of possibilities to accentuate your vacation. The river walk center, in addition to being the center for musical acts, can host weddings, conferences, and special events. The Ice arena includes both indoor and outdoor skating, hockey, rentals, and classes. Carter Park is where you can go for a great family sledding experience, and includes a rental facility with kitchen and seating for family activities or team building exercises. The Rec Center is an all-inclusive recreation facility, which includes an indoor pool and waterslide, track, training facilities, indoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a skate park, soccer fields, softball fields, and child care facilities. Breckenridge has everything you could need to keep you active, host your event, and entertain you during your Breckenridge Vacation.
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