Best Things To Do in Breckenridge Colorado

1. Carter Park and Pavillion

Love the sledding hill and dog park here! The hill used to be longer, but they decided to shorten it a little for some reason. It's still fun, but it's not quite as fast as before. The dog park is great for keeping the pups occupied while speeding down the hill. Gotta love being able to walk right into town from here. I'd definitely recommend this for a good, convenient sledding hill!

Awesome park in Breckenridge. They have something for everyone. Mountain hiking trail grassy park nice covered picnic pavilion play ground basketball court 4 square ball field and dog park Summertime concerts... amazing

We visited Carter Park while in Breckenridge for Spring Break. This is a great place for sledding! The hill is steep enough to provide a good run, but not so steep it's tiring to climb. Our kids (ages 7&9) played non stop for about an hour and then made a snowman. The park is free, however, sleds are not provided. There is also a nice little dog park next to the hill. Main Street is a short walk from Carter Park which is nice if after sledding you have energy to burn!

great sledding hill. I had been to the dog park but brought family here twice this week and the sledding hill was a huge hit with the 7 and 10 year old. The best part is that parents don't have to walk up; you can see the whole hill and the slope is safe even for the young ones.

I love this dog park! We drove to Breck and brought our dogs. I can't fully express how happy this dog park has made me and my pups. First, the atmosphere is incredible. Second, the people and pups were super friendly. I couldn't ask for much more. My only complaint/concern/improvement would be double gates as keeping pups inside can be challenging and please add a sign directing non-dog park attendees to walk around to get to sledding hill. There were sledders walking through dug park and getting irritated by dogs. Either way, thank you for having this fabulous park!!

2. Breckenridge Welcome Center

Had a great experience at the Welcome Center! I come out to Breckenridge every year, this year wanted to try some activities besides just the usual skiing. They were so helpful and offered me some great tips. Alyse was gracious enough to walk me around Main St and point out some shops & restaurants I should try that I hadn’t been in the past! Had my best trip yet. Thank you Alyse & all welcome center staff!

Very friendly staff. My family and I stopped in as first time visitors on our way to visit family a few hours away. We enjoyed visiting with the staff. They were very outgoing and also very helpful and informative! Thanks ladies!

Had a wonderful time in Breckenridge this week, and found the Welcome Center employee (Alyse) very knowledgable and sweet. Thank you for all the advice my husband and I loved all your recommendations!

I swung through the Breck welcome center this evening and I must say, this gal named Elyse I believe was just an absolute doll and very attentive to me and my needs.

The staff at the visitor center was friendly and helpful. The museum, mainly focused on mining, was very interesting. An informative video run continually which focuses on Breckenridge's past. A great place to use the restroom and stretch your legs.

3. High Line Railroad Park

Fun little stop to learn about Breckenridge's history as a rail town. Life sized trains and lots of plaques to learn about the exhibits there. It's mostly out in the open so you can definitely still go if they're not technically open.

Very cool. Was very cold when we went but my kiddo played on the playground anyway.

Up close and personal look at the trains. There are often guides available. There is also a nice playground with a railroad theme.

Nice little park for the kids to run around and play on a train-themed playground. A nice set of vintage engines and cars with the ability to walk through a caboose and look into a box car. Very well done and all free.

Fun little park. The trains were fun and the sinage was a cool read. They were brief but super informative.

4. Breckenridge Ski Resort

Beautiful ski resort with plenty of trails for all levels. The black diamonds aren't the worst! which is good news for amateurs like myself. Staff are very friendly and make the trip so much more enjoyable. The resort itself has plenty of bars and restaurants to keep everyone fed and watered as well as ski stores with all the latest tech and gear. Love coming to this place every year.

Always been great! Good time for all skier types. Usually stay at Grand Timber, which is a great ski in/out option...It is pricey though. Trails are always groomed well and you don't need much snow at night to get some decent powder at the top as it blow over. Peak 7 is up there with challenging runs, but lots of easier stuff as well. It is really all can't go wrong!

Nice place to stay for a conference or for skiing. Front desk Staff is receptive and rooms are neat. All buildings are connected. My Room in building 4 was a nice studio facing ski alley. Ample space for a single family with fully equipped kitchen. The only issue was that the heating in the room could not be controlled, with the thermostat. At times, in the middle of night, it got super hot.

Breckenridge is one of my favorite Vail resorts. They are sensitive to the fact that most visitors are not accustom to the high altitude, so they have free water/snack stations at the main bases. The views are gorgeous and the groomed runs are very well cared for. Can't wait to go back.

Expensive but very well managed resort. Smooth lines. Friendly staff. It gets crowded but not too bad probably because of the high cost for the lift tickets. The town is so close and wonderful. Good food. Easy parking and walkable to many things.

5. Breckenridge Nordic Center

I loved this place! I'm from Houston Texas so I hadn't even experienced snow or snow sports before. This place seems like what most people would think of when they want to do activities they offer. On top of being reasonably priced, the staff was very nice and helpful. The location was cozy and beautiful. Our instructor Gary was beyond nice and patient! I would return and recommend

Excellent cross country skiing, and the center staff are fantastic. Rentals are easily arranged (although there can be a bit of a line at really popular times). The trails are great for a range of abilities and a variety of scenery, and the lodge is great for hanging out a bit apres ski. They also carry a small but good selection of cross country equipment and clothing available for purchase.

This place was amazing just when you walking, they treat you very very well. Staff is on point and makes sure you have everything you need. I’d definitely go back again.

Therese and her staff are incredible! We selected BNC for our wedding venue, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Therese went well above and beyond to accommodate, and made our special day more than we could have asked for. Thank you!!!

Teach a man how to fish... This place is fantastic and the staff is amazing. Anything from getting you signed in to fitting the equipment and even teaching you the basics so you can get started and enjoy the sport. The older gentleman even got outside and gave me tips on the stance and the motion. Best workout ever. All the locals were super nice. If you are in Breck must check this place out!

6. Escape Room Breckenridge

The Breckenridge Escape Room is an Amazing place! It is as great as a team building experience for groups of co-workers as it is to enjoy with your family. The puzzles are challenging enough to really make you think, but not so much as to be frustrating. The staff is incredible, from first walking in the door to the clues they will pass you if you need help solving a puzzle. Really loved the group photo at the end, such a nice touch. If you are looking for a great Apres or rest day activity, don't miss out on this awesome experience!

Highly recommend Escape Room Breckenridge to anyone visiting Breck! We’ve done all three rooms now and every one of them was a blast. The owner is very personable and it’s incredibly apparent that she’s put quite a bit of time into making sure each of the rooms are highly thematic and challenging.

So much fun. Didn't seem like we were in there for an whole hour. Highly recommend

We had a blast solving the Hollywood murder mystery. Owner was very welcoming and a gracious host. Highly reccomend coming here for a fun evening.

Visited as a group of 4 friends, staff was fun & helpful, great experience we had a blast but...we did not escape!!!! Would recommend Breck Escape Room.

7. Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Great small local theater. Reasonable ticket prices good shows. Check ratings though since some are inappropriate for kids and even more conservative adults! Ski town usa was hi - larious! (With strongly inappropriate material)

This is one of the best places to see theater. We're so spoiled with the quality of productions we get here. If you love theater it's a must.

Great cast in an intimate theater. If you drive, leave time to find street parking.

The show was awesome! Such a small cast made it interesting.

Beautiful theater. As always the entertainment was excellent!

8. Grand Lodge on Peak 7

Is on the base of peak 7. Has great views. Swimming pool indoor outdoor, numerous hot tubs one indoor and four outside. Has private movie theaters you could choose from a list of movies sitting up to 12 people of your party. Has a activity center for kids with arcade games. If you want to rub go down to the spa and request robes and tell him your room number. Friendly staff at the front desk. Had a one bedroom and it has a nice full kitchen washer and dryer dishwasher all the cooking utensils, pans and dishes you need.

Took the family for a week and stayed in an amazing room with a full kitchen. Pools we're warm and clean, awesome personal theater to watch movies. A shuttle that will take in town to walk main Street. Great place, even in the off season. They have a pet park also, some rooms are pet friendly.

We liked the location and facilities so much that we bought a time share here. Large well kept rooms, hot tubs, pool, theaters, mini golf and set high on a mountain side. A short walk to the ski chairlift to town, winter and summer. The lodge runs free transportation to anywhere in town, so you can just park in their underground lots and leave your vehicle. Oh, when it snows, it is a ski in/out location too.

Usually the hostess at check in are just not into their job. This time was fantastic. Gal at the front dessk got us in early, was polite, friendly and very helpful. We were just in for the night - Date Night w/o kids. Had a great stay. If you take the shuttle into town, make sure you know the pick up location. The phone operators for the shuttle service are not the brightest.

Love Grand Lodge on Peak 7! The resort is spectacular! The ski in/ski out is so convenient. Staff is friendly with great customer service! The decor is gorgeous! Will definitely be back!

9. Breckenridge Golf Club

Took the evening sleigh ride with dinner. Beautiful 40 min ride in full snow and buffet dinner was also nice. Friendly service and live music for dining.

All around great experience. Course is kept in top notch shape. The few who have complained about their "tee times" being past 6:30 pm has no one to blame but themselves. That is the standard for many well-kept courses. You pay for better tee times so you can actually play. If you thought you could golf for cheap here then think again. Anyways, this course is absolutely worth bringing your clubs and hitting the ball 300+yrds at altitude!

Beautiful course with some challenging holes. Best feature is the views of the Rockies and the occasional visit by deer and elk. Heard coyotes during one early evening round! Reasonable prices

An Amazing Course. The elk has highest elevation change so a great course for visitors

Sleigh ride was pretty cool, we loved it!

11. Spruce Creek Trail (Dillon Ranger District)

We went snowshoeing here and it was so beautiful. 360° views of the beautiful mountains Breckenridge has to offer. Dogs are welcome on the trail. We saw many other people snowshoeing, cross country skiing and skinning their way up the trail. Very close to downtown Breckenridge but you almost feel disconnected from the town when out there. It was very peaceful and beautiful.

This seems like a pretty popular hiking place which makes sense being so close to Breckenridge. The trail itself was really nice. I recommend snowshoes for this time of year (late December). The first part of the trail was decently packed and you can manage fine without, but higher up, especially beyond the first lake, it gets a little more difficult without snowshoes or after a fresh snowfall. Aside from that, it's your standard out and back with the incline almost totally on the front half of the trip. Definitely recommend.

Great hike to a crystal clear mountain lake with plenty if visible trout. On the way to the final lake there are two other small mountain lakes with good views all around. And this trail is also dog friendly.

This hike was worth it! The views and sites were amazing! We packed plenty of water and lunch. The picnic at the lake was wonderful! The walk up is hard in places, we just took brakes along the way!

This is a beautiful hike. We went when there was still snow on the ground so the lake was not as prominent but it was still gorgeous and fun! The upper trail is easier when there is snow on the ground but the lower trail has more views.

12. The Lodge at Breckenridge

Loved staying here! Amazing views! Fireplace got room toasty! Windows open if it gets too warm in there. Hot tubs were reat as well! The free shuttle service was outstanding! Good breakfast in the morning. The restaurant for dinner is pricey with not many options and food i would stay again!

We simply LOVED our stay. 1st class, pet friendly destination. The little extras (Tilly’s name on the board, warm greetings every day, superior maid service) were grand. But the amazing views are more than worth the price!

Our stay at the Lodge was very pleasant. The front desk was very responsive and accommodating whenever something came up. The room was perhaps a bit more rustic than some more modern hotels, but it was very comfortable nonetheless. We also tried out the spa, and the massage was also very recommendable. The biggest drawback to the lodge is it's slightly removed location, but they address it well with a complimentary shuttle that will ferry you to the mountain in the morning and downtown through the evening (until midnight or so on Friday nights at least). We would happily stay at the lodge again.

A great dog friendly spot in Breck. The staff loves dogs and give out custom bones. Nice happy hour, and breakfast is included. Something for everyone!

This place was a beautiful, cozy, and very welcoming Lodge. The shuttle service was very convenient. The staff was helpful, polite, and friendly. Although we didn't get a "mountain view" room we we're still amazed by the beauty we saw partially of the mountains from our window. The rooms were clean, spacious and the water got very hot once heated up in the shower, definitely necessary after a cold day on the slopes. Would HIGHLY recommend staying here and will absolutely come back to stay here again!

13. Edwin Carter Discovery Center

Very clean museum. Located in a nicely renovated historical house. Can learn some about mining and taxidermy.

Very nice little museum. Its a quick stop but it doesn't cost anything and it's very clean and well kept. The worker at the desk was very nice as well. Would definitely recommend if you're in the area!

Cool Museum. I liked the interactive experiences.

14. Mountain Top Children's Museum

My 20m toddler loves this place. Can easily spend 2-3 hours there. Great place for us to hang out while the rest of the family ski.

Extremely unattractive employees. The lady at the front desk look like Ernest P world. After arrival we were informed that the place was V would be open only 40 more minutes. And they still wanted to charge us full price, and mention to us that it was up to our responsibility to clean up after our own mess. I would not call this place in museum more of like a daycare but you got to supervise your own kids at the same time.

So I am from out of town and we were visiting on vacation. I thought the name was misleading. When you think museum you think of having artifacts or exhibits, this is more like a daycare drop off place. I also thought charging $8 for the adults was a little too much. The place consists of Melissa and Doug type toys which is fine dont get me wrong. I was just expecting an actual museum, like for instance Gilcrease museum in Oklahoma. Gilcrease has a play area for the kids and art exhibits and throughout the museum there are hands on activities for the younger kids as well. They even have a family day where they have a scalvenger art hunt.

Kids Night Out was awesome!! Our children thoroughly enjoyed it. We are so happy we found this gem!

This is place was wonderful. It's on the small side but we were still able to spend 2 hours here and the kids still didn't want to go home. The staff was friendly and helpful and the price point was decent.

15. Washington Gold & Silver Mine

Good bit sounded like the larox mine is better. Good facts but not a lot of interaction. Just panning in a fake area.

Beautiful quiet setting just outside of Breckenridge!

Very informational

Great choices of beers


16. Mountain Time Escape Rooms

Easily the best escape room I've ever been to. This place really stands out from all the rest, providing a story to follow along with the game which really gets you into it, and makes it feel like an experience more so than just a race against the clock. Very impressed with the creativity that went into this escape room, and very excited to come back when their next room is open!

Family if 6 ESCAPED before the avalanche cut us off from rescue! A great original escape room created by the owners. Friendly staff set us up for a great escape experience. Fantastic activity when you visit Breckenridge. Easy stop on the shuttle route and free bus. Check back for their NEW expanded location in the same plaza for a whole new original escape!

This was so much fun! The puzzles were the perfect difficulty for myself and my dad. Having more than two people would make it easier (we escaped with 39 seconds left out of the hour), as long as the group can communicate well. I cannot overstate how much fun this was!

Had a great experience. Have done other rooms; this one was unique and great for family/group!

A great experience! The puzzles were challenging and fun. Great for the whole family or a group of friends.

17. Country Boy Mine

Fun, family activities that include a walk into the mine and gold panning. It is also educational.

My boyfriend and I stopped here for a bit on our way to California, Betsy is a very sweet woman. She graciously let me snap a couple of pictures of the inside of the mine (we didn't have time to stay for the tour) and told us a little bit about the history. This is a cool place for photographers who appreciate history and olde time-y shots. When I make it back to Colorado I'll definitely be taking a tour! Heykarnold10 on Instagram to see the photos, they'll all be up November 2017.

Way overpriced for such a short walk down an abandoned mine. Would not do again. Kids enjoyed panning for about an hour and that was it.

Very interesting experience. You actually go into the mine and experience the conditions the "real" minors endured. Wear a jacket...cold in the mine.

Great experience. Betsy and her husband give a lot of really cool info. Would recommend wearing a sweatshirt because it gets cold in the tunnels. Also would recommend the last tour at 4 get to experience it a little longer! Definitely a must see in Breck!

18. Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center

The staff seemed genuinely concerned that we enjoyed ourselves. The room was luxurious parking is free and we had a great time. I would definitely go there again.

TRASH TRASH TRASH. This place is outdated and old. Save your money and rent somewhere else. I can speak from experience. Take a look around. Everything is broken, dirty or 25 years old. Devils in the details Beaver. This place has seen its time. Seems like mgmt needs to be overhauled.

Best location on Breckenridge. Plus food is not overly expensive. Perfect skiing hotel.

Hotel rooms were beat up: carpets stained, radiator falling off wall, scuff marks on walls. Wireless access in consistent and difficult to logon. Hotel staff was unhelpful and frustrated when issues were brought to their attention. Overall not worth the price! Would expect these things from a discount chain.

Beautiful resort, true ski in, ski out. Great amenities the pools and hot tubs are fantastic. Spent today at the Spa and it was so relaxing, finished up with mimosas and a soak in the salt water pool!

19. Breckenridge Whitewater

Our first Colorado rafting experience was excellent! Our little girls ages 8,7 &3 loved it. Our guide Ken was great, very informative and made our first outing one to remember!!! Highly recommend if you have younger children.

i am studying it it is a very nice resort i say you need to go there it has things for every body in the family

20. Gold Run Nordic Center

This is a Nordic a ski center in winter. I'm giving it 3 stars because they could have the trails marked better for the price. However, the staff is friendly and helpful. The lodge is clean. They have all levels of ski trails. The weather has not been optimum for skiing. That isn't their fault.

The employees were quite rude. They didn't know we had a reservation and then argued about who was going to take us on our guided tour. We took the Jessie Mill tour thinking it would be necessary to have a guide but the trail was clearly marked. Definitely will not be going back to this destination again.

Disappointed doesn't begin to describe my experience!!! -3 stars! We went for the sleigh ride experience. Staff was rude, it was obvious that they partook of the local herb, hot chocolate included for the sleigh ride was mostly water, the guide on our ride ranted the entire time about the new houses and how expensive they were. Was not worth $50+ per person . Breckenridge is a nightmare traffic mess during ski season.

Beautiful landscape! Great customer relations and everyone on the trail is personable.

Wonderful horse drawn sled ride and dinner.