Nothing is better than a good bite to eat and strong drink (or two) after a day of skiing or snowboarding. Our staff has compiled a list of their favorite haunts to grab après ski. See you there? Sancho’s Tacos & Tequila Located at the south end of Breckenridge, Sancho’s serves up street tacos and margaritas in a fast-casual atmosphere.… Read more →
Ski season is around the corner and you are already on your tenth internet site trying to find a great lodging deal for your stay in Breckenridge, Keystone or Copper Mountain. Call the travel experts at Rocky Mountain Getaways for a stress-free vacation planning experience. Discount lodging, lift tickets and ski rentals are way easier to get then digging through multiple… Read more →
Easy vacation tips and hacks for your ski vacation from ski town locals who know how to navigate the busy resort town. Coming to a new ski town for your ski vacation can be intimidating. Wishing you knew where the heck to park and the best places to eat, yet having to take a guess at it can be frustrating. Take… Read more →
First time visitors’ guide to Breckenridge, Colorado Before you even roll into town, you need to know what makes Breckenridge, well…. Breckenridge. BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO IS A YEAR-ROUND DESTINATION Every season of the year offers its own set of activities, adventure and beauty to behold. Come see us in the winter for world-class skiing you won’t forget in the Rocky Mountains. Visit… Read more →
The unique history of Breckenridge, Colorado current and historical will have you viewing this quaint little town in a whole new light. “You can’t have our town site,” and so goes the original feud for land that has now become Breckenridge, Colorado. In the early spring of 1860 two men, General George E. Spencer and Felix Pozansky, met along the… Read more →
Maximize your ski vacation enjoyment each year with these habits from world travelers who have learned so much along their journeys. The reality is that the average adult goes on 30-45 vacations in the span of their lifetime. Whether this is to the same location each year or new destinations each time, learning these valuable habits make each trip a success.… Read more →
Tips for multi family ski vacations go beyond just making sure your families are compatible. Learning from those with experience is the best way to sort things out BEFORE it becomes complicated. There are plenty of benefits to traveling in large groups for family ski vacations. Splitting the cost of lodging and getting group rates on lift tickets and activities… Read more →
The decision is made, you and yours are coming to Colorado for a ski vacation. Eeeeeeeeekk!!!! You can hardly contain your excitement!!! Now, to start the planning. If you are lucky enough to read vacation-planning help like this, you’re on the right track. The more that is organized BEFORE you arrive at your ski resort, the better. Once you… Read more →
The Dew Tour is coming to Breckenridge this weekend! This event is free to attend, starting out on the 10th and concluding on the 13th. Hundreds of professional skiers and snowboarders will come into town this weekend to compete in Slopestyle, Superpipe, and Streetstyle events. There will also be a concert featuring Audien (tickets must be purchased) and a free movie… Read more →
Waking up to the mountain glow, I pour a cup of fresh coffee and ponder what to do with my day in Breckenridge, Colorado.
The skies are blue and the air invigorating, along with endless options for the next 24 hours. I could hike one of the many trails, go white water rafting, horseback riding, fly fishing or lounge by the pool. Hmm………
Once the caffeine kicks in I decide to go for a bike ride along the majestic Blue River. Bike rentals are easy to find in Breckenridge, ranging in price around $25-$55/day depending on how long you want to use the bike. Any bike shop you see will get you set up for the path or trail and in no time you’ll be on your way.
After enjoying the miles of breathtaking scenery riding the beautifully maintained bike path and a quick shower, I have worked up a hunger and am ready for lunch. Not willing to part myself from the warmth of the sunshine, I head over to Kenosha Steakhouse with my friends and find a great table on their large deck.
As the local crew plays horseshoes in the pits next to the deck, I enjoy one of their many craft beers available on tap and soak in the mountain surroundings. At this moment in time with the music playing and the sun shining, I find it hard to believe there is anything better than this. The pulled pork sandwich is now one of my favorites, and I’m wondering how I can possibly replicate it for future enjoyment.
After spending hours laughing and saturating ourselves in the ambiance (hey, I never said this would be a day completely packed with activities), we decide to make our way down adorable Main Street, stopping for a dessert crepe at the Crepes Al A Cart food cart. So many great stores to peak in and check out along the way. Finding unique treasures all along and loving the relaxed vibe that Breckenridge offers, my worries are miles away.
Coming across the gondola we take a free scenic ten minute ride to the base of peak 8 where things are bustling at the Fun Park. Mini golf, trampolines, roller coasters and more. Parents watch while the kids run around with excitement. We people watch for awhile and head back down the gondola to town.
All this relaxing, it’s time for a coffee. Did you know that the Starbucks in Breckenridge is one of the “Coolest Starbucks” in the country? With a view of the ski slopes, of course, this quaint, historic house provides caffeine and coolness.
The evening events included hanging out with some locals for a round of pool at Brooklyn’s Tavern and Billiards, followed by a few other stops at one of the 30+ bars on main street before calling it a night. All in all, this day was the perfect mixture of activities and relaxation experiencing Breckenridge.
Whatever your travel style is, a summer trip to Colorado can meet and exceed those expectations.
Be it activities, education and relaxation, there is something for everyone in the Rocky Mountain sunshine.