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The Best Indoor Activities in Breckenridge
Sometimes it rains. Sometimes it dumps. And sometimes your feet just need a break from ski boots. Thankfully, Breckenridge offers a colorful canvas of indoor activities in diverse and welcoming spaces. (Don’t worry—storms pass quickly here and you’ll be back outside in no time).
Create Something Together
Stop by Ready Paint Fire any time for canvas painting, mosaic art or pottery painting. Check the studio’s calendar for evening pottery and glass fusing workshops and make a night of it—bring a pizza and order wine or beer from the onsite concessions while you design your masterpieces.
Call on the Frosted Flamingo for a tailor-made mobile art studio experience and throw your own crafty party. The project menu spans bedazzled trucker hats to etched wine glasses. Take the kids to the Groovy Moose (tip: there’s a candy store right next door with the fluffiest cotton candy) to craft their very own birdhouses and dig into stickers and paints. Hit the BreckCreate arts district for a full lineup of classes, events, open studios, tours and concerts.
Get Your Game On
Eat, drink and play arcade games, skee-ball and more at Downstairs at Eric’s, visit The Crown for coffee and cards by the fireplace and cozy up at Après Handcrafted Libations for grown-up board games over craft brews and inventive cocktails.
Choose from three family-friendly themes at Mountain Time Escape Rooms (add on holograms or computer-generated imagery). Join friends or strangers in a locked room at Escape Room Breckenridge and pool your wits to solve riddles and uncover clues in a race against time. Don state-of-the-art 3D headset technology at VR Arcade—Breckenridge’s first virtual reality arcade—for a whole new level of gaming.
Dig into a real Breckenridge gold mining experience at Country Boy Mine, where hilarious actors showcase life in the 1880s. Pan for actual gold and keep what you find! Dive into more mining-era history and learn about the town’s deep roots in the railroad and ski industries on a Breckenridge Heritage Alliance museum visit or tour.
Sweat, Run, Play
Spend an afternoon exploring the Breckenridge Recreation Center, playing tennis and pickleball, swimming, rock climbing, sliding and jumping in the little tike indoor playground, working out or just soaking in the hot tubs. Take a yoga class at one of the local beginner-to-expert-friendly studios, cycle until you drop at Psycle 9600—the highest spin studio in the U.S.—or check out CrossFit Breckenridge for an intensely satisfying group workout.
Shop, Shop, Shop
Breckenridge is lined with incredibly thoughtful, well-curated boutiques, galleries and shops selling everything from socks to sculptures. Longtime local small business owners line shelves with puzzles and toys, purses and soaps, and oils and wines. Cooks and gourmands love Olive Fusion, the Spice Merchants and The Cheese Shop, while gear junkies drool over the latest skis, boards and beanies at Mountain Outfitters, Rocky Mountain Underground and Mountain Goat. Make sure the kids pop into Peak-a-Boo Toys and Magical Scraps after a stop by the Mountain Top Cookie Shop.
Kick Back & Relax
Find your indoor activity bliss with some quiet, pampered spa time. Hang out in a candle-lit grotto, detox in a steam room, stretch out in a hot tub and call on Breckenridge wellness gurus for healing treatments. A therapeutic massage, reflexology or reiki session can do wonders for your mood and muscles. Check out this Breckenridge Wellness Itinerary for the ultimate self-care escape.
Sip & Sample
Catching up with friends over pints and craft spirits is a ski town pastime that never gets old. Visit the pup-friendly Broken Compass for a chocolate coffee stout and some pinball or the Breckenridge Brewery for the latest seasonal taps and a cheesy plate of nachos. Take a tour at the Breckenridge Distillery and then settle in for a multi-course culinary treat in the stylish restaurant space. Swirl award-winning California and Colorado wines at the Continental Divide tasting room and sign up for a custom wine blending experience.