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Restaurants in Breckenridge Have Beef, Bass, and Booze 1

Restaurants in Breckenridge Have Beef, Bass, and Booze

If you find yourself in Breckenridge on your Colorado vacation, then you’re probably there to hit the slopes and not the restaurants.  Despite this fact, you will undoubtedly need to grab a bite to eat every now and then.  If you’re looking for a place to refuel, there are few musts when visiting Breckenridge.  With a wide range of foods…

Dreaming of a Stay in Breckenridge

Breckenridge is one of the premiere ski spots in the state and probably the reason your Colorado vacation has brought you there.  If that’s the case then there are several things to consider when planning on where to stay.  Hitting up the ski resorts and dining at the town’s many restaurants can quickly become expensive so finding the best deal…

Experience Breckenridge Restaurants Year-Round 2

Experience Breckenridge Restaurants Year-Round

Founded by prospectors in the mid 1800s, Breckenridge has since grown into a charming mountain community that is known for welcoming winter sports enthusiasts. Yet the things to do in Breckenridge, Colorado do not stop when the snow melts. This year-round vacation destination boasts a charming downtown with quaint shops and welcoming faces, and also boasts some of the world’s…

Girls’ Getaway: Spring for the Spas

My idea of a perfect weekend escape with friends? Two nights at a nearby (but not too close) hotel, pampering spa treatments, fine dining and plenty of outdoor activity. Throw in some red wine and lots of late-night girl talk, and I return home refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle real life again. Such a getaway is easy and affordable…

Dining Al Fresco: Front-Row Seat to Mountain Peaks 4

Dining Al Fresco: Front-Row Seat to Mountain Peaks

Dining outside is one of the delicious delights of summer — a European tradition that has captured American diners big time. We find patios in gardens and malls, on rooftops and streets, and even in parking lots. But nowhere is the al fresco ambiance more appealing than in mountain resorts and towns. Whether it’s beneath a backdrop of towering mountain…

Sculpture on the Blue: Massive Art Exhibit in Breckenridge 6

Sculpture on the Blue: Massive Art Exhibit in Breckenridge

In summer, walk along the Blue River bike path in downtown Breckenridge, Colorado, and you’ll likely spot outdoor sculpture faster than you can find the first T-shirt shop. Impressive, considering the amount of cotton housed in the shops along Main Street. “Sculpture on the Blue,” a summer seasonal exhibit of massive art along the Blue River, includes pieces on loan…

Breckenridge Museum: A Rags-to-Riches Story of Barney Ford

Everyone knows Breckenridge as one of America’s top ski resorts. But not many visitors know that the town also owns a rich history of mining dating to the discovery of gold in 1859. Even fewer are aware that one of Colorado’s most important pioneers lived and worked in the small mining camp during its founding years. The epic rags-to-riches story…

Breckenridge’s Evolution: From Snurfer to Snowboard

In 1965, Sherman Poppen bolted two skis together to make a snow-riding surfboard for his daughter. Dubbed a “Snurfer,” the design achieved instant popularity, and a manufacturer sold more than a half million of them the next year. The new winter sport it sired soon evolved into what we now call snowboarding. Early snowboards were rudimentary designs. Most were made…

Slopes Less Taken: Going to Great Heights 10

Slopes Less Taken: Going to Great Heights

A rich blue sky envelops me. Sun streams onto my face. The air holds still and clear. Nothing invades my space — no trees, no structures and no people — just the sky and pristine snow, soft under my ski boots and thick on mountains as far as I can see. I’m on top of the world . . ….

Breckenridge Oktoberfest 12

Breckenridge Oktoberfest

In Breckenridge, Colo., autumn is the season for cooler temperatures, brilliant fall colors and, come the third weekend in September, Breckenridge Oktoberfest. The tradition of hosting the October-named event one month early traces back to the original party in Munich, Germany, where weather contributed to moving the festivities into September. It’s ideal timing for Breck, which sees the peak of…