If you’ve ever done your research on places to visit in Colorado, I bet Google told you to visit Breckenridge. And that’s not surprising at all – it’s the perfect mountain town. The town is right at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort, so you never have to decide between the mountains and a laid-back town with all the charm.
Even better? Breck has an average 300 days of sunshine and an annual snowfall of 366 inches! It’s a snowbird’s paradise from October through May. In the summer you can expect mid 70s which is perfect weather to hit the trails or the pool. Let’s get into the other need-to-know deets before you plan your Breckenridge trip.
The town and resort of Breckenridge are tucked up into the mountains, so it’ll take you around two hours to get there from downtown Denver, or about an hour and a half from the Denver International Airport or Colorado Springs Airport. A day or two before you leave, it’s SO important to check your route. If you’re coming from downtown Denver, you’ll be going through the Loveland Pass and the Eisenhower tunnel, which can close somewhat frequently during the winter. When those are closed, it’s harder to get into the mountains and adds more time to your trip. Make sure you’re informed before you hit the road!
Breckenridge is a popular spot all year round, which means Airbnbs can be just as expensive as a regular hotel. I would still suggest looking at your options through Airbnb, but if you’d rather book a hotel room, some of the hottest spots in Breck are the Residence Inn by Marriott, One Ski Hill Place, The Lodge at Breckenridge, and River Mountain Lodge. For something a little different, check out Fireside Inn and the Bivvi Hostel, which both offer dorm-style rooms!
If you’re coming to Breck, there better be outdoor activities on your list. Here are some ideas to get you started.
It’s so easy to be overwhelmed with the food options when you’re walking around town, so here are some local favorites for you to check out.
Just me again reminding you that in Colorado it can be hailing one minute and then be 90 degrees 10 minutes later. Be prepared and pack for everything. Thanks for coming to my TED talk. Here’s a good list to get you started:
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