Exploring Colorado: Breckenridge

Photo Courtesy of Breckenridge City
Photo Courtesy of Breckenridge City

With the holiday weekend nearly upon us, and with many of our avid readers surely packing their bags and heading to the mountains, we thought we’d taunt your adventurous side with a closer look at one of our favorite Colorado mountain towns: Breckenridge.

The National Repertory Orchestra

With the unpredictable weather, especially during this time of year, we like to plan ahead with a list of activities you can do rain or shine. The National Repertory Orchestra is one such item. Enjoy a variety of musical compilations by this world-class orchestra at one of their many monthly shows (many of which are free). This is a great activity for a romantic date night or even an afternoon with friends and family.

Photo Courtesy of Country Boy Mine
Photo Courtesy of Country Boy Mine

Country Boy Mine

Take a tour of one of Colorado’s authentic gold mines, and spend the day sifting for gold and exploring. The Country Boy mine tours will lead you over 1,000 feet into the mountain and afterwards you will be taught how to find gold of your own. Enjoy the sites and the scenery at the only authentic mine tour in Summit County. This is a perfect outing for a family, and will be entertaining for any age group.

The Gatherhouse

After enjoying dinner at one of Breckenridge’s many small town, eateries make your way to the Gatherhouse, a local artist studio, where you can watch a tutorial on glass blowing and even step away with some one of a kind art of your own. This is a great place to stop between dinner and dessert, and is a unique experience you won’t soon forget.

The Many Breckenridge Festivals

Naturally this is a seasonal experience, but Breckenridge hosts some of the best festivals in the state. With everything from a chili cook off, to Oktoberfest, to music festivals, there is an event for everyone. Be sure to check the city event calendar before your trip to see if you will be able to attend any of their many citywide festivals.

Photo Courtesy of The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge
Photo Courtesy of The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge

The Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge

Aside from being a high-end resort, the Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge has everything you need for pure relaxation. With breathtaking views, luxurious amenities and spa services the hardest part about your getaway will be returning home. Enjoy the start of summer with a weekend of relaxation and high altitude fun.

Breckenridge is a sweet town, with endless entertainment for the local and visitor alike. Experience the city simply by touring their Main Street shops and local restaurants, or explore a little deeper with our list of Breckenridge musts.

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