Breckenridge, Colorado

Website:  www.gobreck.com
PR Contact: Rachel Zerowin, Breckenridge Resort Chamber –rzerowin@gobreck.com


Day 1

Breakfast:

Fuel up at the Blue Moose with whole wheat pancakes, or go classic with eggs Benedict – just hit the ATM first, as this local stop accepts cash only. After, visit the Breckenridge Welcome Center to get acquainted with town.

Morning:

Stop by Mountain Wave for bike rentals and visit www.BreckenridgeTrails.org for the scoop on Breck’s diverse bike scene. Go mountain and seek out history along town’s abundant singletrack; think road for fast descents; or kick back on a cruiser.

Lunch:

Head up to the Fatty’s patio for a late lunch. Fill up on hearty sandwiches or hand-tossed pizzas, both popular with the locals. The best part? You won’t be out of place if you’re still in bike gear.

Afternoon:

Wander back in time with a tour at the Country Boy Mine, once one of the most productive gold mines in the area. Explore 1,000 feet underground, learn what blast monkeys did and pan for gold in Eureka Creek.

Dinner:

Sample Breck-made libations. Start at the Breckenridge Distillery for a taste of the new Breck Bitters or try their award-winning bourbon. Next, head to the Breckenridge Brewery for a burger and fresh brew at the growing organization’s original location.


Day 2

Breakfast:

Check out Amazing Grace, a natural foods café housed in a historic building. Owner and world-class adventure racer Monique Merrill serves up wholesome meals for breakfast and lunch (be sure to bring home a fresh baked goodie for later).

Morning:

Kick off summer in Breck: join us June 16-17 for Kingdom Days (an annual heritage festival that includes the wacky Outhouse Races), the opening of the Breckenridge Fun Park, the start of summer dogsledding and more. Full schedule: GoBreck.com

Lunch:

Visit Breck’s newest restaurant, The Warming Hut, housed in the 1898 home of newspaperman Oren K. Gaymon. Spent the morning at the Breckenridge Fun Park? The gondola makes it easy to get to town and grab a bite.

Afternoon:

Didn’t make it to Kingdom Days? Year-round, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance offers historic, haunted and saloon tours. Or, uncover unique stories of Breck’s past – start with the Edwin Carter Museum and learn about town’s original naturalist.

Dinner:

Settle in at the Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon for steaks, game and seafood. Or, make it a casual meal at the bar with lighter small plates, homestyle sides and unique cocktails.


Day 3

Early Morning:

Recoup early at Meta Yoga Studios and follow it with breakfast next door at Cuppa Joe (try the breakfast burritos or the signature oatmeal latte). Open less than a year, Cuppa Joe is already recognized for exceptional coffee.

Morning:

Get creative with a Breckenridge Arts District workshop. This campus of historic buildings houses guest artists, open studios and workshops for all ages. Nothing there to suit you? Make your own creation at Ready, Paint, Fire to remember Breckenridge.

Lunch:

Grab sandwiches from La Francaise French Bakery and eat at their café tables or head to the Blue River Plaza for a riverside lunch with excellent views of the Tenmile Range and Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Afternoon:

Stroll Main Street and explore some of town’s 200+ unique retailers. Mix and match an olive oil flight at the new Olive Fusion or head to the Local’s Market for Backpacker’s Gourmet Chocolate and locally-made goodies from Summit Soap Company.

Dinner:

For dinner, you’ll have your choice of some 70 independently-operated restaurants. Consider Relish for fine Colorado-inspired cuisine, Le Petit Paris for traditional French fare or Modis for a modern fusion meal.


Photos courtesy of Colorado Tourism; Breckenridge Arts District by Liam Doran; The Warming Hut© Katie Girtman; Blue River bikes by Carl Scofield