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Things to do in Breckenridge


You did it! You stepped off the plane and arrived at your vacation rental home. Now, it’s time to find the best things to do in Breckenridge! And we can’t wait to help you do just that!


So here we go. 



Snow is the biggest draw, so this is first on the list of things to do in Breckenridge! While there are so many wonderful things to do year-round, Breckenridge is definitely known for its powder. So, grab your skies, your snowboard, and your friends, and head over to the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Because here you’ll find not just 5 different peaks, but also rentals, lessons, and much more. And at the end of the day, treat yourself with a bite to eat or a treatment at the spa. 



There are many exciting things to to do in Breckenridge no matter what time of year it is! For example, if you visit in the warmer months, get your outdoor fix on one of our many trails. And whether you’re after a soaring summit or just a flat, gentle hike, there’s a perfect trail for you. Looking for beautiful waterfalls? Or maybe a field of wildflowers? Here in Breckenridge, you truly can have it all! Just remember that hikers are expect to adhere to Leave No Trace rules. Because we all love our natural resources and want to keep them pristine for generations to come. 


Take a Stroll Down Main St. 

If some retail therapy is on your list of things to do in Breckenridge, downtown is where you want to be! That’s because this quaint scenic area is home to more than 200 shops, restaurants, book stores, and galleries. So you can easily pick up the perfect gift for everyone on your list. And don’t forget some mementos for yourself! And then swing by one of the yoga studios for a mid-day practice. Or maybe, you’d rather a facial or massage at one of the several day spas.


Breckenridge Arts District

As far as things to do in Breckenridge go, this one is a unique classic that you can’t miss! That’s because the Arts District is the epicenter for artists and artisans to display their wares. It supports all types of artistry, from studios and galleries to performance spaces and restaurants. And the best thing about the Arts District is that it strives to make art accessible to everyone. This means that a multi-facility campus hosts workshops, exhibits, and tours. Also, it features artists-in-residence and a variety of other activities for locals and visitors alike.


The Arts Center focuses on art education and experience and provides a variety of classes across mediums. Have you ever wanted to study textiles, ceramics, metalwork, or painting? Well, you can do it here!


Breckenridge Backstage Theater

Here’s a fun fact: The Breckenridge Backstage Theater is the oldest year-round theater company in all of Colorado’s Western Slope. Because of Covid, this beloved center for the performing arts had to close its doors. So between mid-March, 2020 and July, 2021, a vital part of Breckenridge’s entertainment options was shuttered. Now back and better than ever, tickets are on sale for the current season. In addition to theatrical offerings, the BBT also offers classes for budding thespians. 


Take a Mine Tour

Before Breckenridge was a ski town, it was a gold mining town. The promise of untold riches drove ambitious dreamers from thousands of miles away to this town in Colorado Rockies. And while the mines have long since closed down, you can still enjoy a slice of history with a tour. If you dare, go underground with a Country Boy Mine tour to see the conditions in which original miners worked. 


If going underground gives you the creeps, how about trying your hand at panning for gold? Great fun for the whole family, Lomax Gulch offers a great day of fun and you even get to keep what you find! 


And for the history buffs in the group, we haven’t forgotten you! In addition to a mine tour or gold panning, you can also choose a historic guided tour through town. You’ll see historic buildings, as well as simple log cabins and stately homes. Also, you’ll hear incredible stories of gold strikes, business booms, skiing pioneers, and even robberies!


Love a good ghost story? There’s a tour for you, too! Here, you’ll hear some of the town’s darker tales. Another 90-minute walking tour provides spooky stories of disappearances, kidnappings, and all manner of supernatural mayhem. 


Whitewater Rafting/Ziplining

If you visit during the warmer month and enjoy adventurous sports, you’ll love whitewater rafting! Even novices can spend a day on the Arkansas River without fear, as the trips range from mild to wild. Not only will you experience a new and thrilling activity, professional  photographers are on hand to capture every moment!

Prefer to stay above, way above, the water? And have a birds’ eye view of the scenery? It sounds like a ziplining trip is in your future! 



If there’s one thing Breckenridge loves, it’s a good party! As a visitor, you’ll find festivals going on nearly year-round, so be sure to check the calendar before you book your trip. Best of all? We don’t care what time of year it is, there’s always something fun going on in Breckenridge! Check out our calendar here


We hope to see you soon in Breckenridge! And don’t forget, we have a great selection of vacation rental homes to choose from. There’s something absolutely perfect for you and your family or group.