(Last Updated On: October 7, 2014)

Sure, you’ve visited Breckenridge in the winter and ripped down the mountain on skis or a board, but have you visited Breckenridge in the summer?  If you have, then you know there is as much to do in the summer as in the winter, albeit without the snow.  And if you’ve not visited before in the summer, well, you’re in for a treat!

Enjoy one of the many tours offered by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.

The list of things to do and reasons to visit in the summer is long, but here are some favorites to get you started:

Beat the heat and enjoy the view – Those mountains are as beautiful in the summer as in the winter, except now they’re blossoming with color.  Take a hike, snap some pictures, and while you’re at it, enjoy average temperatures in the 70’s throughout July and August.  There’s no better way to beat the heat and stay cool this summer.  Cost: FREE

Tours & More – Would you like to learn a bit more about the heritage of Breckenridge?  Did you know that in the late 1880’s, Breckenridge was home to two dance-halls, ten hotels, and eighteen saloons?   The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance offers a variety of tours that are sure to please the entire family.   Learn from local experts, as they host tours ranging from a guided historic walking tour of Breckenridge, to saloon tours, to cemetery tours to haunted evening and tombstone tours.  Tours vary in length and price, and are affordable.  For instance the guided historic tour is 90 minutes and costs $10 for adults and $5 for children.   For more information, visit breckheritage.comCost: Nominal

Browse the work of artists from across the country at one of the many summer art festivals.

Art Fairs and Art Classes– Breckenridge is an artist’s dream.   In addition to the natural beauty of Breckenridge, there are a variety of art festivals throughout the summer where you can enjoy artistic renderings in mediums from oil, watercolor, metal works, ceramics, glass and jewelry.  Upcoming art festivals  are July 27-29 and September 1-3, 2012.  For more information, visit mountainartfestivals.com.  If your inner artist is clamoring to get out, then consider dropping in for one of the classes offered by the Breckenridge Arts District.  There are a variety of drop-in instructional arts classes for beginners through advanced artists.   For a list of upcoming classes, click here. Try the Textile Club on July 26 and learn Tray Dyeing from 6-9pm. Cost: Art fairs are FREE and classes range in price (Tray Dyeing Class is $35 and includes all materials).

And….what about Fido? – Never fear, Fido may be man’s best friend, but Breckenridge could be Fido’s favorite location.  Make sure to visit the Carter Park Dog Park, where Fido can romp and play and enjoy the beauty of the mountains with you and all his new doggy friends.     For more information, click hereCost: FREE

And lastly, make sure to leave time for Fido to enjoy the Carter Park Dog Park!

And last but not least, rent a bike, hike a trail, enjoy some of the great restaurants and quaint shops.  Breckenridge is simply a wonderful summer vacation choice!