Our picturesque, small town is more than just a mountain getaway destination; Breckenridge, Colorado is also home to a renowned art and culture scene, history, restaurants, and plenty of adventure and fun activities for the entire family.
We’ve compiled a list of family-friendly things to do that you do not want to miss whether you are visiting during the winter or summer months.
Things to do With Toddlers In Breckenridge
Breckenridge, Colorado is a family-friendly destination, especially if you have little ones. There are loads of things to do that are both fun and educational for your kids. Here are just a few of the many activities that your family can enjoy while staying in Breckenridge:
Visit the Breckenridge History (formerly Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Museum). This museum is fantastic for kids of all ages and offers a variety of interactive exhibits.
Go on a nature walk or an easy hike. There are many trails in and around Breckenridge that are ideal for exploring with little ones.
Visit one of the many playgrounds in town or the Mountain Top Explorium for hands-on experiences that interest children and encourage learning.
High Line Railroad Park and Playground is a family-friendly playground characterized by a mining theme and is a popular destination with families.
Things to do With Teens In Breckenridge
Looking for things to do with your teen in Breckenridge? You’re in luck! This mountain town is full of family-friendly activities that are perfect for kids of all ages. Here are just a few of the many things you can do with your teen while visiting Breckenridge:
Hike or bike on the many trails in the area. There’s no better way to enjoy the stunning views of the Rocky Mountains than by getting out and exploring them on foot or by bike.
Looking for something fun and different to do with your family? Try a ghost tour to learn about the history of Breckenridge while getting a little spooked out at the same time!
Whether your teen is a figure skating fan or you’re just looking for something new to do, the ice arena is a fun option for ice skating, hockey, or even trying curling. You don’t have to be a professional skater to enjoy yourself. There’s something for everyone at the ice arena and don’t forget to dress warm!
Other teen-friendly activity ideas include visits to Breckenridge Recreation Center, Epic Discovery, and the arcade.
There are also great museum and tour options and what teen wouldn’t enjoy a monster truck sleigh ride?!
Family-Friendly Restaurants In Breckenridge
Visit the historic district and explore all the shops and restaurants. This is a selection of tasty places to eat that the whole family will enjoy.
- Summer Chuck Wagon
- The Canteen Tap House
- Luigi’s Pizzeria
- Fiesta Jalisco
- Asobi Teppanyaki
- Downstairs at Eric’s
Things To Do In Summer In Breckenridge
Breckenridge is an amazing place to visit year-round, but if you’re looking for warm-weather activities, summer is a fabulous time to visit Breckenridge and enjoy those beautiful Rocky Mountain views!
There are miles of hiking and biking trails to explore, as well as lakes that are fabulous for swimming or fly fishing. Other family-friendly summer activities include summer camps, festivals and events, summer hiking trails and biking trails, the Alpine Slide, the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster, the Breckenridge Gondola, and Alpineer Challenger Course.
Outdoor Adventures For Families In Breckenridge
Breckenridge, Colorado is known for its endless recreation activities! If you’re an outdoor lover looking for your next destination, look no further than this scenic mountain town. With tons of family-friendly activities and adventures to be had, it’s an exceptional place to visit.
Hike or bike on one of Breckenridge’s many trails. There’s something for everyone, from easy walking trails to more challenging biking and hiking trails. There are plenty of options for the little ones to enjoy, and even some that are stroller friendly.
If you are looking for an adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventure or a fun way to explore the breathtaking scenery of the area, off-roading in a UTV or ziplining over tree lines is as good as it comes! With so many different trails and courses to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
Many guests vacation in Breckenridge for the amazing whitewater rafting on the Blue River. There are several reputable companies that offer guided tours, so you can relax and enjoy the ride while they take care of all the logistics. This is a great way for older kids and teenagers to have an amazing trip and make great memories with you.
Family-Friendly Things To Do In Winter In Breckenridge
Breckenridge is well known for its fabulous winter skiing and snowboarding conditions; however, there are plenty of family-friendly things to do in Breckenridge besides skiing. When the snow starts to fall and the temperatures drop, some people head for the hills – or at least the slopes. But there are lots of other ways to enjoy winter’s chill.
Whether you’re looking for a high-octane thrill or a leisurely way to take in the winter scenery, here are some alternative activities to try during the winter months. Please check the websites for reservations and opening dates.
- Gondola ride on Breckenridge Gondola
- Sledding at Carter Park Sled Hill
- Dog Sledding or snowmobiling with Good Times Adventures or Sleigh Rides with Two Below Zero
- Ice skating, hockey, curling, or ice shows at Stephen C. West Ice Arena
- Winter hiking, snowshoeing, and horse-drawn carriage rides with Gold Run Nordic Center
Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, sledding and snow tubing are wintertime activities that are sure to bring a smile to your face. There’s something about hurtling down a snowy hill on a sled or inner tube that just can’t be beaten!
Where to Rent Ski & Snowshoe Equipment in Breckenridge
Ski rental shops are a good alternative for those who don’t own their own equipment or who are visiting from out of town. Most shops will have a variety of ski and snowboard options to choose from, as well as helmets, boots, and other accessories.
Here’s a list of a few places to rent ski and snowshoe equipment so you can enjoy the snow without having to invest in your own gear. Please check websites for opening dates and rental information.
If you choose to stay in one of our family-friendly condos in Breckenridge, you’ll have ski rentals right out your door!
Where to Stay With Your Family in Breckenridge
Salty Snow Properties has a great selection of family-friendly condos on Peak 9. Our convenient location makes it easy to get to the lifts and back to your comfortable rental after a long day on the mountain and is a great home base for other area activities.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your winter or summer family getaway now. We can’t wait to host you!