There’s so much to do, you’ll have to stay more than 24 hours. But, we wanted to compile some of our favorites into one action-packed, delicious day in Breckenridge to help you create a checklist of must-do events, activities and places.
Morning: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at one of the Breckenridge locals’ favorite spots, Try Amazing Grace, located at 213 Lincoln Ave., 970-453-1445, for freshly baked goodies and all-natural menu options housed in a historic building, the owner is local extreme athlete Monique Merrill. (Grab a cookie to go; it’ll make for a great snack later!) Cuppa Joe, located at 118 S. Ridge St., 970-453-3938, pours some of the best coffee in town (and makes some killer breakfast burritos). Prefer classic? Try the Columbine Café .
Stop by the Breckenridge Welcome Center on Main Street, to obtain information on Breckenridge and the activities the town has to offer. The Welcome Center showcases wonders of Breckenridge’s past and future and also includes a spectacular summer views of the Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Stroll down Main Street to jump on the FREE Gondola to ride up to the Base of Peak 8. At the base of Peak 8, the Summer Fun Park serves up major action with the Gold Runner Coaster, alpine slide, miniature golf, 4X4 drive tours and more. Prefer something even more scenic? Take a leisure ride on the Colorado Chair lift, get off and explore the amazing views! Also offered are guided hikes where you explore wildflower identification, wildlife and more.
Lunch: Relax with lunch at the original Breckenridge Brewery (600 S. Main St., 970-453-1550). Adults can savor a seasonal brew and a burger while kids get to sample a menu made just for them. For a handheld bite, head to the original Crepes a la Carte (307 S. Main St.) where your toughest moment will be deciding whether to go sweet or savory. Popular for locals’ lunch, Fatty’s (106 S. Ridge St., 970-453-9802) is also great for families because of their diverse menu and large seating area. Try the sandwiches, daily specials, or the pizza (gluten-free crust also available).
Afternoon: What is a vacation without a little bit of shopping? Breckenridge’s Main Street is lined with one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques. Choose from over 160 shops, where you can also find some unique Made-in-Breck products, clothing and more. First with the Breckenridge Brewery, and now with a namesake distillery, town’s local libations continue to gain recognition.
The still-growing “Made-in-Breck” scene trends toward independent businesses and locally-made products including children’s bicycles (handmade from reclaimed beetle kill wood), jewelry, soaps, candles, fine food and more.
Dinner: Delight in the dinner selections offered by Relish on Main Street, which includes a menu of “Colorado inspired cuisine” including upscale comfort foods with a unique twist. Relish’s second floor location offers excellent mountain views