4 Things You Can Do in Breckenridge Off of the Slopes

Breckenridge won me over with its Main Street and its lack of resort type setting and prices.  When the Breckenridge Resort Chamber had us up to Breckenridge as their guests, I didn’t think that I would fall in love like I did.

Whether you love racing down the ski slopes or have decided that skiing isn’t for you, Breckenridge is still a great place to visit.  There are plenty of activities off of the slopes to keep you busy during your visit.

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Explore the Town

When we arrived in Breckenridge, I immediately fell in love with the town.  It looked just like a ski town should look to me.  Rustic buildings, snow covered sidewalks, and people with their ski pants swooshing along as they shop or look for a place to eat.  Grab a cookie at Mary’s Mountain Cookies or a meal at one of the many restaurants.  I recommend Fatty’s Pizzeria for a good pie.  Pizza is a great family meal when you are trying to save money.  Exploring Main Street is easy and when you are tired of walking pick up your hotel shuttle or the public bus.

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Stay Outdoors

Just because you don’t want to head to slopes, doesn’t mean that you have to stay indoors.  In the wintertime, snow activities abound.  Go Nordic skiing or snowshoeing.  Grab a tube and head to one of the nearby tubing hills.

If it is summertime, pick one of the many hiking trails and bring a picnic lunch with you.  Go horseback riding or learn how to fish.  Go mountain biking or take a scenic chairlift ride to see a bird’s eye view.

Visit a Museum or Take a Class

The younger children will enjoy a visit to the Mountain Top Children’s Museum where they can learn more about the Rocky Mountains and the animals that live in the mountains.  They can learn about the human body, create a work of art, or build something new.

Take a workshop at the Fuqua Livery Stable in the Arts District.  We took a great bag making class where each participant got to decorate a reusable bag.  Adults and kids alike had fun coloring their bags and showing off their masterpieces.

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Go for a Ride

Snowmobiling or dog sledding at Good Times Adventure is a great way to break up the ski day.  Learn about dog sledding or take your snowmobile to the Continental Divide for some beautiful scenery.  The Gold Runner Coaster was the perfect speed for my daughter and I.  You control your own brakes so you can go as fast or as slow as you want to.  If you are riding in the winter, bring your ski goggles with you because the wind can get very annoying.  I couldn’t keep my eyes open during the ride because it was so windy.  The Gold Runner coaster is open in the summer as well.

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For a free activity, ride the Breck Connect from the parking lot to the peak where you will find the Gold Runner Coaster, skiing, and, in the summer, the Fun Park.

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    I second exploring the town. Downtown Breckenridge is charming. I stopped in at Art on a Whim and found a piece of art that I couldn’t live without. 🙂

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