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Non-Skiers Guide to Breckenridge

Non-Skiers Guide to Breckenridge
7 days

While downhillers know Breckenridge for its pristine slopes and powder, the mountain enclave offers a bounty of activities for those who don't want to ski or board, including sledding, sleigh rides and a robust roster of cultural attractions and family activities. 

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local:

Give time to Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, which leverages the power of volunteers to make sure the National Forest enjoyed by millions of people each year are not negatively impacted by their popularity.

Day 1
Breakfast

Amazing Grace

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Natural Eatery crafts unique, delicious, natural, fresh-made baked goods, breakfasts, and lunches in a delightful old historic space in Breckenridge. Read More
Activity

Breckenridge Welcome Center and Museum

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Interactive displays showcase the town's history from its early days as a Native American settlement, to gold mining town, to world-class ski destination. Stop by this 19th-century log cabin to... Read More

Lunch

Cabin Juice

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Cabin Juice at Gravity Haus is the place where you come to swap tales and plan your next adventure. They serve fresh ingredients made awesome – finely crafted cocktails and family-style dishes.... Read More
Activity

Scenic Snow Cat Tour at Breckenridge Nordic Center

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Join the Breckenridge Nordic Center’s fun loving staff and its state-of-the-art Prinoth Snowcat designed by Pinifarina in Italy. It features a heated, all-glass cabin so you can experience historic Legend forests in heated comfort with a stop for s’mores and hot chocolate at one of their destination huts.
Dinner

South Ridge Seafood Grill

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South Ridge Seafood Grill has been serving the finest seafood in the Colorado Rockies since 1998. Their menu relies heavily on the freshest available seafood, but also includes hand cut steaks &... Read More

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Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

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Breckenridge is rooted in its past and boasts one of the largest historic districts in Colorado. Create memories with affordable guided hikes, history and ghost tours, and free, family-friendly... Read More

Lodging

Grand Timber Lodge

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Ski-in/ski-out resort featuring indoor/outdoor pools & hot tubs, on-site restaurant, spa and great access to the Breck Ski Resort. Great resort for families - condos are very spacious and the... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Cuppa Joe Breckenridge

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Sunny venue serving coffee & espresso drinks plus burritos & baked goods such as scones & bagels.

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Activity

Good Times Adventures

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Good Times is nestled in the gorgeous winding trails of the Swan River Valley. Try dog sledding or guided snowmobile tours! Whether you're just looking to get away from the slopes for a few... Read More

Lunch

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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A locals' favorite for lunch, dinner and happy hour since 1981, Mi Casa prepares all of their dishes with the freshest ingredients and utmost care. Check out their sunny decks or festive cantina... Read More

Activity

Carter Park Sledding Hill

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The age-old tradition of sledding is still alive and is free! At Carter Park, grab your toboggan, saucer or any slider or glider of your choice and get ready to flash that child-like grin from top to bottom of the hill.
Dinner

Modis

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Modis is Colorado contemporary dining in a vibrant and eclectic atmosphere located in the heart of historic downtown Breckenridge where we focus on the art of food, cocktail, art, music and life... Read More

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Stephen C West Ice Arena

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Come play on the ice at Summit County's only year-round ice sports facility with daily ice skating and hockey sessions for the whole family. Skate indoor year-round and outdoor September-March.... Read More

Lodging

The Lodge at Breckenridge

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The Lodge at Breckenridge is perched above Breckenridge Ski Resort and located 5 minutes from town. Guests will enjoy the luxuries of spectacular mountain views, massage, outdoor hot tubs,... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Semplice Cafe

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This new eatery, formerly Kava Cafe, is a small and cozy shop with a rustic vibe. Swing in to grab a hot panini, breakfast burrito or local Breckenridge coffee from their full service espresso... Read More

Activity

Gold Run Nordic Center

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With 30K of impeccably groomed classic and skate cross-country ski trails, 15K of snowshoe trails, fat biking, sleigh rides, ski lessons for all abilities, newly remodeled clubhouse, and well... Read More

Lunch

The Canteen Tap House and Tavern

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The Canteen is known for their thoughtful menu of modern comfort food that perfectly complements the bustling vibe of Breckenridge. 

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Activity

Blue Sage Spa

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Originally founded in 1999 and now one of the best known spas in the area, Blue Sage has been able to secure the best staff, a unique mix of treatments and quality products to deliver... Read More

Dinner

Downstairs At Eric's

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The Mayor's popular sports bar is also home to a mini-arcade. Come a little early to put your name down, then play vintage Ms. Pack-Man and Galaga, skee ball and more while you wait for you... Read More

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Breckenridge Creative Arts

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Breckenridge Creative Arts provides a year-round schedule of performances, exhibitions, screenings, workshops and other engagement opportunities within the multiple cultural venues located in... Read More

Lodging

Fireside Inn, Bed & Breakfast & Hostel

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Located in the heart of Breckenridge in an 1880 Victorian building, this cozy B&B and hostel is complete with real English hospitality. Conveniently located two blocks from Main Street in the... Read More

Day 4
Breakfast

BreckFAST

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At BreckFAST, their top priority is serving customers the freshest quality breakfast and lunch in the fastest time possible and at a good price. Previously on Airport Road, BreckFAST is now ... Read More

Activity

Fat Bike Tours with Ridden

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Discover the best points of interest and Breckenridge history on a high performance Borealis fat bike on a Fat Bike Beer and Distillery Tour. Once out-of-town the real adventure begins as you descend to destinations on the scenic Blue River Rec Path and then on to the Breckenridge Distillery and Broken Compass Brewery.
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Breckenridge Brewery and Pub

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Breckenridge Brewery opened its doors in 1990 and is the third-oldest craft brewery in the state. Nestled below the slopes on Main Street, the original Breckenridge brewpub continues to delight... Read More

Activity

Gold Runner Alpine Coaster at Breckenridge Ski Resort

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Race down the mountain on 2,500 feet of elevated roller coaster track this winter as you enjoy a thrilling journey around and through the forest. Ride single or with a friend, managing your own speed through the hairpin curves and twists.
Dinner

Fatty's Pizza

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Fatty's is Breckenridge's local sports bar and oldest pizzeria serving lunch (11am- 4pm) and dinner (4-10pm) in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Famous for tasty food, generous portions and... Read More

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Stroll & Shop Along Historic Main Street

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History has made Main Street a colorful place to stroll and the perfect place to shop. With more than 200 quaint storefronts, bookstores, chic boutiques, jewelry, home furnishings, art galleries, sporting goods and clothing shops, you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir.
Lodging

River Mountain Lodge

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Easy access to shopping, dining and skiing, along with affordable lodging prices makes this one of the most desirable locations in Breckenridge. This charming mountain lodge in the heart of town... Read More

Day 5
Breakfast

Daylight Donuts

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Swing by this local hot spot for counter-serve donuts and its own brand of coffee for sit-down or takeout. If you can snag a table, try their delicious, large breakfast portions. 

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Harmony Health Massage & Wellness Spa

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Harmony Health Wellness offers therapeutic & sports massage, couples massage, facials, pedicure & manicure, bliss oxygen bar, and ozone sauna therapies. Quality, professional therapies at nice... Read More

Lunch

Blue Fish Sushi

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The Blue Fish is a Japanese Restaurant that serves the finest sushi, sashimi and rolls with an emphasis on quality and freshness. The Blue Fish also offers an array of Asian inspired hot dishes,... Read More

Activity

Summit Ski Museum

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Explore the history of skiing in Summit County.  Period clothing and vintage skis provide a visual timeline of the innovations and changes in the sport over the years. Interpretative displays... Read More

Dinner

Carboy Winery At The Gold Pan Saloon

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The Gold Pan Saloon has stood for over 140 years playing host to gunfights, outlasting Prohibition, and boasting the longest continuous liquor license west of the Mississippi. Today, locals and... Read More

Activity

Escape Room Breckenridge

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Your group, comprised of friends, family, colleagues, or strangers are locked in a room together.  Your objective is to solve riddles, uncover clues and crack codes in order to escape in time.... Read More

Lodging

The Wedgewood Lodge

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This boutique-style Breckenridge hotel is located directly across the street from Snowflake Chairlift at Breckenridge Ski Resort and just three blocks from historic Main Street. The family owned... Read More

Day 6
Breakfast

The Crown

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The Crown is a well-known establishment of 14 years on Main St. Breckenridge. Its comfy atmosphere and delicious coffee have always been sought after by locals and visitors.

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Activity

Meta Yoga Studios

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MYS is conveniently located 1 block off Main Street in the arts district of downtown Breckenridge, Colorado. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Ten Mile range and the Breckenridge Ski Resort out... Read More

Lunch

Quandary Grille

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This Colorado Steak House serves a wide variety of family friendly dishes. Voted one of the best après ski bars with 12 beers on tap and happy hour specials from 3-6 pm daily.

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Attend a Festival or Event

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While some come here to ski, others choose Breckenridge for its year-round calendar jam-packed with festivals and events. From races designed to kick off the holidays to festivals celebrating all things snow, you’ll find plenty of reasons to celebrate on your next trip.
Dinner

The Motherloaded Tavern

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When things get stressful and irritating, don't you wish you could go back in time... back to a time when mom cooked for you, when people were nice to you, when someone took care of you? The... Read More

Activity

Golden Horseshoe Tours

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Once you’re nestled under your cozy blankets in a horse-drawn sleigh, the driver will guide you through trails of powdery snow in the White River National Forest for postcard-perfect views.
Lodging

Wyndham Vacation Rentals - Main Street Station

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Main Street Station is ideally located for those who want to be just a short walk from the chairlift and the downtown core. The property itself features restaurants, many shops, guest services... Read More

Day 7
Breakfast

Cuppa Joe Breckenridge

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Sunny venue serving coffee & espresso drinks plus burritos & baked goods such as scones & bagels.

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Activity

Fly-Fishing

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In Breckenridge, year-round trout fishing options abound. Here, you’re at the top of the mountain from which major waters flow, including the headwaters of the Colorado, South Platte and Arkansas rivers and the tail-waters of the Blue and the South Platte rivers. This means that in addition to offering amazing skiing, Breckenridge is also a destination for world-class fly-fishing.

Insider's Tip

The Reel Deal:

The Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing app can help you discover 1,300 fishing locations, check conditions and regulations and more. Search CPW Fishing in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. 

Lunch

Angels Hollow

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This Mexican restaurant with a twist been serving-up ski-town casual elegance for over twenty years. Culinary eats in a family friendly ski environment. Come on down and join the fun, and maybe... Read More

Activity

Continental Divide Winery

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Consistently rated as one of the top ten things to do in Breckenridge, this Wine Blending Experience gives you a rare opportunity to be a winemaker! Enjoy a special tasting of four red wine... Read More

Dinner

Ollie's Pub and Grub

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Whether you are in town for a couple days or have lived in Summit County your entire life people feel welcome and comfortable every time they visit the pub and grub. We consider our customers... Read More

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Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

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The BBT is the oldest year-round theatre company on Colorado's Western slope and offers award winning performances like The Taming of the Shrew, A Christmas Carol and more! See what's playing... Read More

Lodging

BlueSky Breckenridge

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BlueSky Breckenridge is the perfect combination of alpine elegance & location. Situated three blocks off Main Street Breckenridge, adjacent to the Snowflake lift, BlueSky offers the ideal ski-in... Read More