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If you’re looking for a family-friendly summer vacation destination, look no further. Breckenridge is a summer paradise with mild temperatures, blue skies, high alpine lakes and stunning mountain vistas.
We love supporting local in Summit County and there’s no better way to do it than heading to a farmer’s market! Farmer’s markets in Summit County are one of a kind–think expansive mountain views, blue skies, live music and endless vendors. There’s nothing quite like buying fresh Palisade peaches or picking up new jewelry from a local artist. Read on to see where you can shop this summer!
Every Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | June 12-September 4, 2022
The Breckenridge Sunday Market brings a whole new meaning to Sunday Funday. The location is right off of Main Street in downtown Breckenridge’s Main Street Plaza, so it makes stopping by a no-brainer. Enjoy views of Peak 9 and Maggie Pond while you peruse through a selection of local, handmade, Colorado goods.
Every Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | June 10-September 2, 2022
The Dillon Farmer’s Market sits idyllically along the shores of Dillon Reservoir, providing stunning 360 mountain and water views. Enjoy live music while you shop Colorado produce, fresh baked goods, food stands and local vendors. Did we mention you can get a workout in too? Bhava Yoga offers lakeside yoga from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Friday on Point Dillon!
Everyday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Mid-June-End of October
If you can’t make it to the farmer’s markets in Summit County, stop by Uncle John’s Farm Stand for farm fresh produce from Palisade, Colorado. There are two locations in Frisco and Silverthorne where they offer organically grown seasonal produce, homemade preserves and salsas, plus natural grass-fed Highlands beef.
Looking for more fun events to attend? See what summer events are back in Breckenridge this year!
We love our dogs here in Breckenridge, and we know you do, too! As a valued member of the family, bringing Fido on your vacation is a no-brainer. Lucky for you, Breckenridge is a dog’s paradise with miles of hiking trails, outdoor patios and even Fido-friendly accommodations. We’ve gathered everything you need to know so you and your pooch can have a howling good time.
Breckenridge is a stunning mountain destination—home to hundreds of miles of trail systems that are virtually all dog friendly, meaning you and Fido can have your pick. While the paws-ibilities are endless, these are some of our favorite hikes around Breckenridge:
Easy: Sawmill Trail, Burro Trail, Sallie Barber Mine Trail
Moderate: Peaks Trail, Baker’s Tank, Francie’s Cabin via Spruce Creek Trail
Hard: McCullough Gulch Trail, Wheeler Trail
Ride the Gondola
The BreckConnect Gondola is a great FREE activity not only for the family but also your pooch! During the summer and winter seasons, the gondola runs from town up to the base areas of Peak 7 and Peak 8. Take your pup for a gondola ride and hop off at the base of Peak 8 to enjoy a cocktail from Ullr Café on the outdoor patio.
Head to the Dog Park
If your pup loves playing with other dogs, head over to the Carter Park Dog Park to let them run off leash in an acre of fenced space. There is even a separate, fenced-in small dog area for our tiny four-legged friends. You’ll meet all the local dogs here—this is a favorite spot!
Enjoy Outdoor Patios
No need to skip Main Street—you can bring your doggo along with you for après cocktails around town! Restaurants like Kenosha and the Canteen Taphouse have large outdoor patios that welcome dogs. Broken Compass Brewing offers two dog-friendly locations; or, if you’d rather head inside, Rocky Mountain Underground allows your well-behaved pup indoors. The list doesn’t stop here, there are more dog-friendly patios to explore!
Comfy accommodations for you and your four-legged friend await at the Breck Inn. Located just a mile north of Main Street, the Breck Inn offers cozy, standard hotel rooms along with complimentary breakfast options. Make sure to call ahead as pet rooms are limited! As a bonus, 10% of all dog fees are donated to the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter.
The Dog House
If your pup needs a place to stay or you just need a little doggie daycare, check out the Dog House. The Dog House offers overnight boarding, doggie daycare and large indoor play areas so dogs can spend the majority of their days in play groups according to their size and temperament.
Animal Lovers Pet Supply
Even your dog deserves to go home with some souvenirs! Located next to the Dog House, Animal Lovers Pet Supply has a diverse selection of toys and treats. They also offer grooming and self-service dog wash stations so you can give your pup a good clean after a day of adventuring.
For Pets’ Sake
This is not necessarily for your dog, but more for you! This thrift shop on Main Street funds the Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Stop in with your pooch and explore the selection of gently used clothing, jewelry, housewares and more.
If you are within the town limits of Breckenridge, dogs are required to be on a leash. Outside of the town limits, you can have your dog off leash under voice command. For the full rundown of dog regulations, you can head to the Town of Breckenridge website.
Where Not to Go
The Riverwalk Center lawn, the fields of Kingdom Park, Cucumber Gulch, and the Breckenridge Golf Course are the only places off-limits to dogs.
Clean Up After Your Dog
Wherever you bring your pup around Breckenridge, please be sure to clean up after them. There are plenty of dog-waste bag stations and trash cans around town so you can help us keep Breckenridge clean.
There’s no shortage of south of the border flavors in Colorado and Breckenridge is no exception. From stellar patios to killer happy hours, Breckenridge has a taco spot for everyone. We don’t need to convince you that tacos are awesome—you already know that—so, we’ve rounded up the best taco spots in Breckenridge so you can live like every day is Taco Tuesday.
Best Hangout: Rita’s
301 S. Main Street | 970-453-7313 | Website
Rita’s treats every day like a beach party and they have a simple house rule of “don’t be a jerk.” This fun and straightforward mentality translates to both the food and drinks that they serve. Head down to Rita’s basement where they serve up fresh-squeezed margaritas and build-your-own tacos. Try out the double taco, a queso slathered soft shell wrapped around a hard shell.
Best Patio: Sancho Tacos
La Cima Mall, 520 S. Main Street | 970-453-9493 | Website
The Sancho patio is THE spot to be on a sunny day! Located at the south end of Main Street, you’ll enjoy a slushy margarita and unique street-style tacos. We love the a la carte taco menu that allows you to pick and choose from a wide variety of styles. Some of our favorites include Fried Chicken, Pork Belly and Duck Confit, but you’ll have to try them yourself.
Best for Families: Fiesta Jalisco
Reliance Place Shopping Center, 224 S. Main Street | 970-547-3836 | Website
Step into this quiet corner of Breckenridge and feel like you’ve been transported to Mexico. You’ll be treated like family in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Fiesta Jalisco offers generous portions and authentic dishes with recipes from Jalisco, Mexico. Their extensive menu makes it hard to choose but the good news is, you’ll find something for the whole family.
Best Happy Hour: Mi Casa
600 S. Park Avenue | 970-453-2071 | Website
At Mi Casa you can extend your happy hour into happy hours! Every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., they offer three tacos for only $5 (a Best of Breck favorite). Mi Casa is great for large group gatherings so you can bring the whole crew. If happy hour isn’t your vibe, you can still choose from a variety of specialty tacos and fresh, seasonal margaritas.
Breckenridge is the perfect weekend getaway spot due to its proximity to Denver, historic charm and the abundance of readily available activities. We’ve curated a three-day itinerary so you can get the most out of a weekend in Breckenridge.