If you are really bored with everything around you and if you are wondering what’s wrong with you, not liking anything at all that use to be your daily routine, well you know what? You need a holiday. It’s that time of the year when you need take out your backpack, pack it tight and leave for an exciting vacation! Wondering where to go? Well, we have something delights for you, read on and the treat is ready, you just need to grab them!
A land of beauty and exciting activities, Breckenridge is one of the most loved spots for the tourists. With a lot of varied options of Breckenridge cabin rentals to make your living as per your budget and demands, a picturesque view from the window and most exciting of all, a bag full of activities, the small municipality of Colorado offers you an experience of the lifetime!
How to reach
Reaching Breckenridge is as easy as a smooth cakewalk. Denver is the nearest airport and the distance from Denver International airport is just 80.2 miles via I-70W. Driving to Breckenridge is not a good option. The road conditions could be great or awful, there is absolutely no way to predict. If it’s storming when you arrive, stay in Denver. It is always advisable to take a shuttle, that way you do not need to worry about the driving part. Shuttles are in abundance, it won’t be hard to find one.
What to do
Breckenridge is full of touristy places where you can go and enjoy to the fullest. But what about that once-in-a-lifetime experience? Well, Breckenridge has that for you as well. Here are a few places and activities that you must do while you are there.
Granite Mountaintop Zipline and freefall
Haven’t you thought of experiencing the thrill of freefalling from above the Arkansas River Valley on a 3-hour zipline adventure near Buena Vista? Well, if you are an adventure lover, this is what you should try. You will feel the fresh air of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado is famous for the soothing and beautiful sunshine, soak into that with your family or friends.
Kayaking and rafting
Kayak tours and river rafting are the two of the most famous summer activities of the region. You can take the mini ones that will give a two-person tour along the windy Blue River or else you can also go for a placid sailing along Lake Dillon. Well, if you are looking for a little adventurous experience, you can go for it! Either way, you will be seeing the beauty of the place more up close!
If you are looking for a cheap tour, this one is perfect for you. Breckenridge has a sack full of stories regarding the history of the area. The tour costs between $10-15 (approximately). It takes you closer to the history of about 100 years old about people who stayed there or came down to see the beauty of the place. It’s thrilling and definitely pocket-friendly.
Visit one of the two Nordic centres in Breckenridge and it is a totally worth visit, It offers you many trails to choose from. The trails vary from beginners’ level to the advanced ones. Pick the snowshoes which you can either take them on rent or you can go for you can buy your own. Prices vary according to the styles and size you choose. If you don’t want to go on your own go for a guided tour and have an experience of a lifetime.
Sledging at Breckenridge
If you are staying at a resort you will not be allowed to sledge inside the resort property. However, sledging is one of the most popular activities there. The sledging hill in Breck at Carter Park located at the south end of High Street adjacent to the Breckenridge Elementary School. The good news here, it is for free! Other than that, you have many sledging areas to choose from.
There is a snow sculpting competition which takes place toward the end of January. People from different parts of the world come down during that time to try their hands on snow sculpting. You get to see a variety of artwork which is usually a lengthy process and the competition is worth an experience. It is one of the must-do winter activities and many tourists plan their trips keeping the competition dates in mind.
Wine and beer
Breckenridge is not just about adventurous activities, there are a few winery and brewery where you can go for a relaxed evening. The Continental Divide Winery in Main Street Station and Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House are the two most highly recommended places to visit. At the Continental Divide Winery, you can act as a winemaker for a day and create your personal wine blend. These are the two nearly perfect place to end your day with. Breckenridge Brewery is also another popular brewery that started as a small one and has grown into one of the biggest in the area.
Goldmine tours are quite well known in the region. Though California is known for its gold mine tours, Colorado is the origin. The stories of elusive gold and the urge to discover it are very interesting and perfect for a family tour. The fascinating stories will give you goosebumps as you go into it and you will enjoy every bit of it.
Breckenridge will always surprise you with its beauty and thrilling activities. If you were looking for the perfect holiday destination, buy the tickets and pack your bag now. Get set go!