Why Breckenridge is the Ultimate Bleisure Destination - Breckenridge, Colorado

Why Breckenridge is the Ultimate Bleisure Destination

Work hard, play harder is the proud, deeply rooted battle cry here in Breckenridge. When you bring your meeting or conference to this adventure-fueled mountain hamlet, you set your crew up for the very best in business and leisure.

There are so many reasons to meet in Breckenridge. The hiking, biking, history, shopping, restaurants, lively events, and arts and culture are just the beginning. Groups can expect world-class lodging and meeting venues, top-notch amenities and mountain hospitality and an award-winning tourism team.

Here are seven reasons to extend your Breckenridge stay beyond the boardroom.

Convenience — You are Here!

group walking in town with mountains in background in Breckenridge, CO
In Breckenridge, it’s easy to walk to 300+ bars, restaurants and businesses located around town.

Park it and forget it. In Breck, there’s no car needed. Free, easy-to-use public and countywide bus systems, a hop-on hop-off Main Street trolley, condensed walkable downtown area and free gondola service to the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort, along with complimentary hotel and resort shuttles make getting around a breeze.

Once you’re here, don’t be shy. Chat up the locals. Breckenridge is a welcoming mountain community, a real town where real locals are happy to point you to their favorite shops, trails and pubs.

Activities for the Whole Family

Make a vacation of your meeting or conference. Book a family-friendly spot with hot tubs and pools just a short stroll to Main Street’s charming candy, toy and gift shops. Secure a memorable Colorado bonding experience with a whitewater rafting or horseback riding expedition, an arts or food festival, and a day exploring Epic Discovery’s rock walls, mini golf, gold zipline course, roller coaster and more. Afterward, treat yourselves to locally churned artisan ice cream and fresh-baked cookies—Breckenridge has no shortage of sweet shops.

Work-Life Balance

Couple mountain biking at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Breckenridge’s trail system spans hundreds of miles and is easy to connect to from town.

The local zest for life is contagious. You’ll find the mayor mountain biking in between town hall sessions and running his restaurant, teachers kayaking at sunrise and local doctors winning trail races. It’s the Breckenridge way. Meet and crush work goals in the morning and then take an afternoon to hike that peak or raft that river. Cap it all off with a gourmet meal with colleagues. In Breckenridge, it’s easy to relax, try a new sport, explore the backcountry and still achieve the highest level of creativity and productivity.

Rest + Relaxation

After the high-powered meetings, strategy summits and breakout sessions, guests can wash away even the most stressful of days at Breckenridge spas and massage and yoga studios. Expert therapists and instructors are on tap, ready to give you the best hot stone massage, holistic detoxifying facial, reflexology or reiki session you’ve ever had. Unwind and stretch at Meta or Bhava Yoga, visit the Breckenridge Recreation Center for a replenishing steam and sauna, or just kick back with a locally brewed cold one from the Breckenridge Brewery.

Spin-Off Meeting Success

A man ziplining on Breckenridge Ski Resort as part of Epic Discovery.
A man ziplining on Breckenridge Ski Resort as part of Epic Discovery.

Continue to connect with top VIP clients by hosting a spin-off meeting everyone will want to attend. For impactful teambuilding, Breckenridge is home to multiple escape rooms and an Alpineer Challenge Course on Peak 8. Network over custom wine blending at Continental Divide Winery or stand-up paddleboarding on Maggie Pond. Take a brewery tour by bike, an evening cooking class at Colorado Mountain College, or book a guided group excursion in the backcountry with Colorado Adventure Guides.

Arts + Culture, Mountain Style

Breckenridge features an award-winning arts campus, energized theater groups, hands-on crafting opportunities, a thriving live music scene and dedicated historic preservationists. Head to the BreckCreate Arts District for metalsmithing, painting and ceramics workshops. Take in a musical or comedy at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre. Call on the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance for tours showcasing Breck’s mining history, old time saloons and haunted historic homes. Catch live music spanning jazz, bluegrass, folk and more across acoustically magnificent venues, open-air festivals and intimate bar and restaurant stages.

Incredible Breckenridge Traditions

Tree-o features three musicians — cellist Russick Smith, violinist Karen Lauffer and mandolinist Kevin Larkin – in a series of free concerts held in the forest for Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.
Tree-o features three musicians — cellist Russick Smith, violinist Karen Lauffer and mandolinist Kevin Larkin – in a series of free concerts held in the forest for Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.

The robust local events calendar is something to brag about. Our small mountain town knows how to throw a party and the theme is always “the more, the merrier.” Spring and summer play host to sunny outdoor revelry—beer fests, food and wine fests, an interactive light and sound festival and a weeklong international arts celebration. Fall brings Hogfest’s bacon and bourbon, a celebrity-sprinkled film festival and one of the largest Oktoberfests around. In the winter, we gather for Santa Races, International Snow Sculpture Championships and a multi-day party honoring the Norse god of winter. There’s always something to celebrate in Breckenridge!

By Lisa Blake

The Breckenridge Tourism Office works to enhance and promote the unique character and experience of Breckenridge as a world-renowned destination resort and to represent, serve and perpetuate the common interest and character of its membership and community. Lisa Blake is a regular contributor. The Breckenridge-based freelance writer, editor and mom enjoys researching and sharing stories on health, wellness, dining and the outdoors. Find her work in Breckenridge Magazine, The Purist, 5280.com, and at lisablakecreative.com.

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