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Love is in the air in Breckenridge, and while it may be a bit chilly around town, there are many great ways to get warm and toasty with a loved one this Valentine’s Day in Breckenridge. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening on the town, an exciting day filled with winter activities, or are just looking to take it easy, Breckenridge is the perfect place to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day in Breckenridge
Private Sleigh Ride: Its winter and that means it’s the perfect time for a private sleigh ride in the heart of the Rocky Mountains! Breckenridge Stables offers scenic rides with great views of the Ten Mile Range and the Continental Divide. Hot chocolate and blankets included! If you are willing to drive a few miles down the road to Frisco, Two Below Zero offers private dinner sleigh rides amidst snow-capped mountain views and starry night skies. Their drivers will welcome you and fellow guests aboard the draft mule-team-driven sleighs and provide heavy blankets to warm you for the 20-minute ride. Upon arrival at the back country camp, the old-fashioned fun continues inside a cozy lantern-lit, heated tent. Your evening includes a hearty three-course, home-cooked meal with live musical entertainment.
Cross country ski or snowshoe with a picnic: If you are looking to be a little more active, try renting cross country skis or snowshoes at Breckenridge Nordic Center or the Gold Run Nordic Center. Before you go, grab your blankets and stop by Ridge Street Wine to pick up some wine, cheese and chocolate for a picnic in your own little snow globe.
Nordic Snowcat Adventure: Join Breckenridge Nordic Center’s fun-loving staff in one of their state of the art snowcats. The all glass cabins are perfect for experiencing historic Legend forests in heated comfort with a stop for s’mores and hot chocolate at one of their destination huts.
Sledding at Carter Park: A day playing in the snow is a free way to enjoy the outdoors while giving your legs a break from skiing. Grab your toboggan, saucer or any slider or glider of your choice and get ready for a fun day of sledding at the Carter Park Sledding Hill. The sledding hill is free for all to use and is a perfect afternoon activity for you and your significant other to feel like kids again.
Fat Bike Beer and Distillery Tour:
Guided fat bike tours are becoming a more popular way for beginners to learn the sport and for more advanced riders to find good trails. There are even guided fat biking distillery and brewery tours and Beer & Bike Tours for those looking to skip the woods and enjoy a scenic ride through town.
After a big day playing in the snow, head out for a night on the town and try some of Breckenridge’s Most Romantic Restaurants. Once you’re full, grab drinks at one of many bars right in town, and don’t forget to grab some happy-hour deals at Aurum featuring half-priced menu items, half priced wines by the glass, $3 draft beer and $7 classic Cocktails!
Head to the World’s Highest Distillery for special multi-course Valentine’s Dinner. Relax in the Cupid’s Whisky Lounge before heading to the dining room and enjoy award winning spirits. Tickets on sale now!
Many of Breckenridge’s restaurants are on OpenTable, and we suggest booking ahead of time, especially for Valentine’s Day. If you are going to a restaurant that doesn’t accept reservations, plan to arrive a little earlier than normal and expect a wait.
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Flowers, wine, chocolate and jewelry: We can’t forget about the “Four Horseman of Valentine’s Day!” These are the staples of any successful Valentine’s Day! For flowers call Bloom, Petal & Bean or just swing by City Market and make your own arrangement. Add a trip to Ridge Street Wine (actually on Main Street) to pick up wine and chocolate. Take a walk down Main Street and surprise you special someone with a unique piece of Jewelry from a Breckenridge jewelry store.
Cap it off with dinner: Embrace the time honored tradition of the Valentine’s Day dinner! Breckenridge offers a fine selection of nice restaurants for all budgets. Many restaurants will be offering Valentine’s Day deals so make sure you grab a Summit Daily (free local newspaper) from one of the blue boxes all over town. There is the best source for restaurant deals. You can check a really extensive selection of local restaurants with the Breckenridge Dining Guide.
Take a Haunted Tour at Night
Up for taking a trip back through time? The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is offering their special Historic Walking Tour and Victorian Tea with “Katie Briggle” on Saturday, February 15th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Bring the family for a fun living history tour through Breckenridge’s’ nationally recognized Historic District with leading lady & local expert- Katie Briggle. This exciting tour will take you back to the turn of the century where you will learn about what life was like in mining town. At the end of the tour, Katie will serve tea and homemade treats at her Victorian home. Cost is $15 for Adults and $10 for Children (ages 4-12). Reservations are required and can be made at the Welcome Center or by calling the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance’s reservation line at 970-453-9767 x2.
Express Your Creative Side
Let your creativity express your love by joining Ready, Paint, Fire for their adults Canvas Party on Valentine’s Day evening in their Breckenridge studio for “Footsie” and also on Saturday the 15th night for “Flowering Hearts”. Bring a date or a bestie and join in on the fun! Located at 323 North Main Street. Call (970) 453-5765 for details.
Children will enjoy the Kid’s Art & Crafts time at Art Supply Breckenridge on Sunday, February 16th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Stay or drop off the kiddos as they enjoy ceramic painting and fuse beads. A short lesson on mixing colors and patterns is available when working on fuse beads designs. A small snack will be provided. Cost is $15. Located at 201 S. Ridge Street. Call (970) 423-6945 to reserve your spot.
Relax and Unwind
Whether it be a Mother and Daughter date or a great way to show the special lady in your life how much you care, Chantilly’s Makeup and Brow Bar offers a unique experience sure to brighten up any gal’s day. For girls under 12 they offer a “Cutie Pie” application for only $20. From adorable gifts to their brow, lash and makeup services this one of a kind boutique is located at 105 Jefferson Avenue. Call (970) 453-4600 to book your appointment.
Don’t forget about beautiful flowers for your sweetheart. Local florist, Petal and Bean creates the most spectacular arrangements. See their Valentine’s Day options here. Mention “Breckenridge Moms” and receive free delivery!
Wine, Chocolate, and Cheese: The Trifecta
Last, but certainly not least, if you need to grab some amazing wine, chocolate or artisan cheese for the love fest weekend head on over to Ridge Street Wine / Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate for a great selection. Either grab a table of take it home to enjoy with a movie.
However you plan to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Breckenridge, make sure to let the important people in your life know how much they are treasured! Instead of focusing on gifts, how about make a memory to last a lifetime? However, if you do need to pick out a special something for your kiddo check out my past blog on children’s shopping in Breckenridge. XOXO
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