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Breckenridge is known for its stunning landscape, world-class skiing and endless adventure. Located 2 hours west of the Denver International Airport, Breckenridge is nestled in the Rocky Mountains at 9,600 feet. Unique boutiques and restaurants, as well as historic remnants and Victorian style buildings are just a few of the components that add to Breck's genuine character.
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Traveling as a family to Breckenridge during the Winter

The historic mountain town of Breckenridge, CO makes a trip to America during the winter season a smashing idea for the whole family. This pedestrian-friendly winter wonderland is easily accessible from the Denver International Airport: only a 90-minute drive or shuttle ride. With flights offered daily from London Heathrow, you’d be silly not to bring your whole flock to enjoy.

Breckenridge lodging options range from the posh to peanuts with one thing in common: there isn’t a bad bed in the house. Luxury awaits at slopeside ski-in ski-out lodging where you will rest your head knowing that first tracks on the mountain are yours for the taking--after you drop off the little kids at ski school, of course. Staying slopeside means that you’ll be just steps away from the snow and on-mountain activities.

Ski-in ski-out does have its advantages, but you will be gobsmacked by the charm of the town’s cozy chalets, bed breakfasts and hotel options that can be found in Breckenridge’s historic downtown. Staying in the heart of the action, everyone in the family will enjoy gandering around the famed Main Street, packed full of brilliant shops, cafes and restaurants with cuisine that ranges from cheap and cheerful to gourmet offerings.

Of course, there are also plenty of pubs at which to quench any thirst; hopefully two breweries, a distillery and a selection of craft beer from all over the globe is enough to satiate. The best part for you and the whole family is that the brews are paired with the some of the best family restaurants in Breckenridge. Make sure to try out Breckenridge Brewery where craft beer brewed on-site and a kid-pleasing menu will ensure everyone goes to bed full and happy. Downstairs at Eric’s is another crowd pleaser with a full arcade where the kids can be kids while you relax from a long day on the slopes.

While world famous skiing at the Breckenridge Ski Resort takes the biscuit, there are other cracking outings and adventures await off the hill that will amaze your entire family. Do yourself a favor and swap one day on the ski slopes in order to  lead some mushing sled dogs through trees frosted with fluffy white snow, or maybe explore the mountainside of the continental divide on a snowmobile. Better yet, relax those muscles at a day spa or stretch it out in one of Breck’s yoga studios while the kids play at the brilliant Recreation Center, complete with a water slide and fountain just for the kids. Don’t miss the local sledding hill downtown and two Nordic centers showcasing a totally different side of Breckenridge. Adventure awaits in Breckenridge.

Get the insider scoop on traveling from the UK to Breck at the BreckConnection or UK traveling FAQ's.

Family Travel during the Summer in Breckenridge

The secret is out: traveling to Colorado’s famed ski towns during the summer months is one of the best family-vacationing decisions you and your family will make. Breckenridge comes alive after its winter hibernation as wildflowers blanket every mountainside and an extensive trail network is reveled to explore as far as your family’s imagination can reach.

The bustling Blue River runs through the heart of the historic downtown. Laughter and excitement fills the air as a natural water park forms, with kids splashing around as parents soak in the sunshine and the enjoy views of the nearby Ten Mile Range. Breckenridge’s Main Street is alive with restaurants, cafés and pubs, all with their doors open to allow aromas to spill out that are hard to resist. Blue River Plaza, across from the Riverwalk Center where many concerts and events come to town, is located in the middle of the downtown and is the ideal place to enjoy a ice cream cone and let a sunny day drift by.

The Breckenridge Ski Resort transforms into the ultimate summer attraction, the Breck Summer Fun Park, where zip lines, alpine coasters and slides are ready to entertain the whole family. The Colorado Super Chair whisks guests high to the top of their favorite winter ski runs, but instead of skis or snowboards, guests take a new approach by hiking, mountain biking or simply riding the chair down to the base. Amazingly, the views of Colorado’s peaks are just as breathtaking in the summer time as they are in the winter. The possibilities for Breckenridge summer adventure are practically endless with daily rafting trips, guided fly-fishing excursions and horseback rides, all waiting to spark the imagination.

It’s hard to find a bad location to stay in Breckenridge as there is likely to be a hiking trail near your front door at almost any place you decide to rest your head. Staying up on the mountain comes with a free BreckConnect Gondola ride to your room and views that can’t be beat. Staying in town comes with the convenience of pedestrian-friendly access to this quaint mountain town. Take your time and stroll the historic streets to explore parks and trails and create your own adventure in Colorado’s mountains.

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Breckenridge Winter

If you’ve been looking for an amazing winter getaway location to spend some time with that special someone, Breckenridge is that place. Unique romantic experiences are waiting around every corner: a dreamy horse-drawn carriage whisking you around the twinkling streets of historic downtown, hot toddies sipped next to a cozy fireplace as you discuss your day on the slopes and soaking in a hot tub under a sky full of stars. 

Breckenridge is the perfect ski town-and-mountain combinations in America. Breckenridge Ski Resort is one of the most popular ski resorts in North America, averaging more than nine meters of snow a season and five peaks of terrain for every ability. The town of Breckenridge is a quaint mountain town with real locals who will make you feel right at home. As a total package, this is a winter escape that you will want to relive over and over.

Breck’s Main Street and surrounding areas are bustling with more than 100 brilliant restaurants priced from modest to luxe. There is no need to make a reservation for two or worry about your next meal—simply stroll the town’s streets and find the spot that speaks right to your loved one’s stomach and indulge. Make sure to visit the two local breweries, Breckenridge Brewery and Broken Compass, as well as the award-wining Breckenridge Distillery, for an after dinner treat. 

Breckenridge’s atmosphere is relaxed and packed full of charm, so finding lodging is a breeze--there isn’t a bad location. Of course, there are perks of staying slope-side, like skiing directly into a relaxing slopeside hot tub, straight into your bed or, may we suggest a couples’ massage? On the other hand, staying in the historic downtown is nothing to snub either. Getting around is stress-free with free transportation, which makes it even easier to soak up the allure of this mountain town.

Get the insider scoop on traveling from the UK to Breck at the BreckConnection or UK traveling FAQ's.

Breckenridge Summer

Imagine taking a deep breath high on top of the Colorado Rockies, peaks reaching 14,000 feet as far as the eye can see, holding hands with your partner. Close your eyes and listen to the Blue River’s running water making music as the winter’s snow melt is running downstream, surrounded by wildflowers as a deer strolls by to take a sip of the same water that mesmerizes you. Or, consider getting lost (on purpose) on trails where the view never gets mundane.

All of these experiences are everyday occurrences in Breckenridge during the summer months. The romance you feel toward your travel partner will only grow stronger as it is surrounded by the type of beauty only the outdoors can provide. A visit to Breckenridge in the summer gives you and your loved one chance to break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and focus on what really matters: each other.

The adventurous couple can hike a nearby 14,000 foot peak, Mount Quandry, in the morning and finish the day soaking in the sunshine on local lunch deck, enjoying a local pint brewed at one of the two breweries in town.

The nature-loving couple can pack a lunch and enjoy a hike up to a remote high-alpine lake like the nearby Mohawk Lakes and spend the day taking in the peaceful scenery while surrounded by giant mountains. When back in town, they can stroll Breckenridge’s historic Main Street and have dinner served in the shadow of the Ten Mile Range while slipping a floral Merlot.

The possibilities are endless, but it all starts in the same place--Breckenridge. Couples’ lodging is available for every taste, from high-end and posh at the base of the Breckenridge Ski Resort with frame-worthy views to the cozy and comfy bed and breakfast or in-town hotel that will make you feel right at home. It’s all waiting for you, so come and feel like a local this summer in Breckenridge.

For more information, check out the UK travelers FAQ's.

Breckenridge during the Winter 

We have all heard it before, “we should all get together and go _________.” Breckenridge makes it easy for you and your friends, extended family or large group a reality to take that winter escape that you have always dreamed of. With daily direct flights to Denver International Airport from London Heathrow, you can leave the excuse of “traveling is such a pain in the bum,” behind.

Breckenridge’s independent restaurant scene flourishes with more than 100 restaurants, cafes and pubs, sure to please every palate in the group. After dinner, make sure to save room for a pint from one of the local breweries who celebrate the craft beer movement, Breckenridge Brewery and Broken Compass, or a finger of whiskey from the award-winning Breckenridge Distillery.

Breckenridge offers all kinds of ski-in/ski-out lodging from private homes and condos to hotels with one main difference: you’ll enjoy slopeside ski-in ski-out access or easy access to the heart of the historic downtown. Luxury and ease await at slope side lodging where you will rest your head knowing that first tracks on the mountain are yours for the taking as soon as you awake. For those with more of a priority on amenities, town is the place for you. Breckenridge is full of cozy chalets, bed and breakfasts and hotels that are within walking distance to all there is to explore. Don’t think too hard into this one; we promise there isn’t a bad bed in the house.

Your group will enjoy all that Breckenridge has to offer as you explore with your crew. This pedestrian friendly historic mountain town is nestled in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and, with free town transportation, is easy to get around even when traveling with others. Before you know it, Breckenridge will feel like a home away from home.

Get the insider scoop on traveling from the UK to Breck at the BreckConnection or UK traveling FAQ's

Breckenridge in the Summer

Traveling to Colorado’s famed ski town during the summer months is one of the best decisions you could ever make for your group. Once the snow melts, Breckenridge’s true colors shine through wildflowers, the bluest sky you have ever seen and miles of scenic trails where you can experience it all.

Main Street comes alive during the summer months with the Blue River running directly through town, carrying fresh melted snow from high up the mountains. Throughout the summer the Breckenridge Art District is packed from historic buildings to museums with events, arts and crafts workshops and concerts. You might even stumble upon the National Repertory Orchestra playing at the Riverwalk Center on of these pleasant summer evenings.

Have no fear: the views of Colorado’s peaks are just as breathtaking in the summer as they are during the winter.  Breckenridge summer adventures are practically endless with daily guided rafting trips, guided fly-fishing excursions, horseback riding and the seemingly endless miles of hiking and biking trails.

It’s hard to find a bad location to stay in Breckenridge with each area having a hiking trail near your front door. Staying up on the mountain includes a free BreckConnect Gondola ride to your room and views that can’t be beat. Staying in town comes with the convenience of pedestrian-friendly access to locations including local breweries, independent restaurants and your new favorite coffee shop. Take time and stroll the town’s historic streets to succumb to the charm of Breck.

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Flights & Transportation

Breckenridge is located just 1.5 hours from the Denver International Airport. Shuttle transportation can take you directly from the airport to your lodging. Car rentals are also available at the airport. We recommend booking through these airlines:  British Airways (direct), Virgin Atlantic (indirect), American Airlines (indirect), Air Canada (indirect)

Breckenridge has efficient and convenient public transport from downtown to the Breckenridge Ski Resort, Keystone Ski Resort, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain, as well around town.

Accommodations

Breckenridge offers a wide range of lodges such as luxury homes and hotels, cozy chalets, bed and breakfast, ski-in and ski-out homes and lodges as well as a unique, modern hostel.

Activities

Winter

The Breckenridge Ski Resort is known for their world class skiing and snowboarding. With 5 peaks, over 2,900 acres of skiable terrain and 4 terrain parks, Breckenridge has something for all types of skiers.

Not a skier or snowboarder? There is plenty to do in town and the surrounding areas. Snowshoeing, hiking, fat biking, snowmobiling and dogsledding are only a handful of the activities. Get your hands dirty in the Breckenridge Arts District or explore our historic downtown. Read more about Breckenridge’s top winter activities on and off the mountain here.

Summer

Breckenridge is a Mecca for the outdoor adventurer and leisure traveler. The backcountry of Breck lends itself to endless hiking and mountain biking. Road bikers can take advantage of the paved bike paths and scenic byways that wind through the Rocky Mountains. From stand-up paddleboarding, fly fishing and hiking to arts and culture, shopping and dinning, Breckenridge is sure to serve you up with the perfect mountain getaway. Read more about Breckenridge’s top summer activities here.

Here are our suggested tour operators to book your Breckenridge holiday: Virgin Holidays, Inghams, America As You Like It

 

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