Dreaming of a winter vacation? Make sure you don’t miss out on the 50 best things to do in Breckenridge this winter!
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We love the holiday season, but let’s face it, it normally comes with burn out. Now that the holidays are over and your New Year’s resolutions have been set, it’s time to treat yourself to the care you deserve. We’ve covered how to unwind in Breckenridge so rest and relaxation isn’t left off your travel itinerary.
Main Street Breckenridge sits at 9,600 feet and that can be a big adjustment if you’re coming from sea level! Take your time to acclimate and head to the O2 Lounge when you arrive. Choose from 15, 30 and 45 minute sessions or rent an oxygen machine to enjoy from the comfort of your hotel.
For an out of this world experience, try hyperbaric oxygen therapy. At Mountain Air Hyperbarics you’ll be zipped into a chamber that will slowly start to pressurize. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry which in turn can help promote healing, decrease inflammation, improve blood flow and circulation and more.
At Elite IV Lounge, you can choose from a slew of services to restore your body. Try a Myers Cocktail to alleviate muscle fatigue after a day on the mountain or the Altitude IV to help with any altitude sickness symptoms. If you have a little too much fun out on the town you can even select the Hangover IV.
A Breckenridge spa day is a must on the self-care list. Find ultimate relaxation at Infinity Spa at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8. Choose from a variety of body and skin therapies, massage and nail treatments and more. Pre-treatment, take advantage of the Relaxation Room in a digitally controlled lounge chair. Post-treatment, spend all the time you need in the exclusive adults-only grotto equipped with a hot tub, cold plunge, sauna and steam room.
Enjoy a Drink
Stay awhile and let yourself unwind. Sit down and enjoy the best happy hours in Breckenridge or enjoy a hot cup of coffee fireside at one of the best coffee shops in town. For a more immersive experience head to Breckenridge Distillery for a private after-hours tour and tasting.
Move Your Body
Breathe in and breathe out. Meta Yoga Studios offers classes like Yin & Vinyasa, Evening Yoga and even an Après Ski Yoga class to decompress after a day on the snow.
There is nothing better than the great outdoors and we have plenty of it here in Breck. Choose your adventure and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Take a winter hike, explore Cucumber Gulch Wildlife Preserve on cross-country skis or snowshoes, or get a thrill snowmobiling in the backcountry.
Main Street has over 200 shops so you can fill your day with the shopping spree of your dreams. Check out some of our favorites and take home a little slice of Breckenridge.
Learn a New Skill
Give yourself the gift of learning! Breckenridge Creative Arts (BreckCreate for short) was developed by the Town of Breckenridge to support and promote arts, culture and creative experiences. At BreckCreate you can choose from a variety of workshops like beginner welding, beginner metalsmithing and even beginner glass blowing.
Now it’s time to kick back, relax and enjoy all the self-care and fun that Breckenridge has to offer! If you’re looking for a relaxing place to stay with luxury amenities, head to our Breck Deals page for more information.
Breckenridge is known for skiing and snowboarding but there are so many more activities beyond the slopes. If you’re looking for things to do in Breckenridge this winter, look no further! We’ve rounded up the best Breckenridge winter activities so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying your winter getaway.
- Step outside and try a winter snowshoe hike at one of many trails on national forest land.
- Take a cross country ski lesson at the Breckenridge Nordic Center.
- Ice skate at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Ice Rink just steps from the slopes of Peak 8.
- Enjoy a scenic horse-drawn sleigh ride and dinner at Gold Run Nordic Center.
- Sip hot cocoa at Ullr Café after a full day of skiing.
- Make reservations for a private yurt dining experience at Aurum.
- Challenge your mind and book an escape room for the family at the Gr8 Escape Room.
- Go tubing at the Frisco Adventure Park
- Take a 6-mile dog sledding tour in the Swan River Valley.
- Explore the mountains on a guided snowmobiling tour.
- Hit the slopes and try skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
- Pick up a sled and hit one of the free sledding hills in Breckenridge.
- Stroll the Trollstigen Trail and discover a 15-foot-tall wooden troll hidden in the forest.
- Catch a Breckenridge Vipers ice hockey game at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena.
- For the early birds: get your blood pumping and uphill ski on Breckenridge Ski Resort before the lifts start turning.
- Treat yourself and enjoy a spa service at Infinity Spa.
- Shop for the perfect gift on Main Street.
- Catch a movie and enjoy a beer at The Eclipse.
- Take a Fat Bike beer and distillery tour around Breckenridge with Ridden.
- Watch blocks of snow transform into intricate art at the International Snow Sculpture Championships.
If you’re ready to book your trip check out our Breck Deals for slopeside accommodations in Breckenridge!
Here’s “the inside slice” on the best pizza in Breckenridge. We asked locals about their favorite pizza joints and this is what they had to say.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over but that doesn’t mean you still can’t find great gifts for everyone on your list. Instead of shopping online, find local, handcrafted gifts on Breckenridge’s Main Street.
To celebrate National Espresso Day, we’ve caffeinated up and rounded up the best coffee shops in Breckenridge. Read on to get your caffeine fix.
Ullr Café | 1627 Ski Hill Rd.
Located at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 and just steps from the lifts, Ullr Café is your go-to spot for an après warmup. Choose from a variety of coffee drinks and cocktails and then head outside to watch skiers traverse the mountain or sit fireside at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Ice Rink.
Our Favorite Drink: Peppermint Mocha – made with milk, Ghirardelli milk chocolate, peppermint syrup and topped with house-made whipped cream.
Hours: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Cuppa Joe | 118 S Ridge St.
Away from the hustle and bustle of Main Street, Cuppa Joe serves up local coffee and friendly service. Order a coffee and explore the one-acre Breckenridge Arts District, filled resorted historic structures that now serve as creative spaces.
Our Favorite Drink: A regular cup of coffee! Cuppa Joe sells Breckenridge Coffee Roasters coffee, which is roasted with care here in Breckenridge with 100% compostable packaging and minimal waste generation.
Hours: Daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Food Service, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Crown | 215 S Main St.
The Crown is best known for its ambiance. Order a beverage and grab a spot by the fire or in one of the cozy window seats. With many coffee, cocktail and food options you can spend the afternoon warming up in this local favorite spot.
Our Favorite Drink: Breckenridge Coffee – made with americano, hazelnut coffee, Irish cream liqueur and topped with whipped cream.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Seasonal Closure: October 17- November 10.
Clint’s Bakery & Coffeehouse | 130 S Main St.
In addition to their delicious coffee concoctions, Clint’s creates breakfast sandwiches and freshly made baked goods galore. Clint’s is centrally located on Main Street, so you can grab a sandwich and coffee before shopping to your heart’s desire.
Our Favorite Drink: Almond Joy Mocha – made with almond syrup and coconut syrup in a mocha.
Hours: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Deli open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cool River Coffee House | 325 S Main St.
For views and food head to Cool River Coffee House. Conveniently tucked away behind Main Street along the Blue River you’ll find mountain views and a warm atmosphere. Pick from one of their many caffeinated drinks, but don’t forget to grab something out of their homemade bakery case.
Our Favorite Drink: Any flavored latte! Try from favorites like the Nuttin’ Honey to the Cinnamon Roll Latte.
Hours: Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
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