Whether it’s family or friends, planning group vacations that will please everyone is nearly impossible. Each member of the group has a different interest to pique or opinion to be heard and making all of the dreams come true is not an easy task. Have no fear, Colorado is the answer. Regardless of the time of year, Breckenridge, Colorado is the perfect destination for a family vacation, girls/guys trip, or simply a group of friends looking to get away. It’s an experience so good, you might consider never leaving.
While Breckenridge is known for snowsports, the summer activities are nothing to ignore. The entire family can enjoy miles of hiking trails at various ability levels, filled with beautiful scenery. For those traveling with children, enjoy a quick hike to the Breckenridge Troll. Experienced hikers also have several options for day-long hikes or shorter sunset hikes, all available on apps like AllTrails or Gaia.
Breckenridge is more than mountains, but beaches and rivers too! Not far from Breckenridge are a variety of white water rafting opportunities. You can choose a large raft for the family or thrill-seekers can rent kayaks for a more adventurous ride down the Arkansas River. If white water isn’t your style, consider a beach or boat deck. While you stare at the Rocky Mountains, you can also enjoy the sandy beach of Lake Dillon. Windsurfing, swimming, sailing, or simply enjoying a drink at a lakeside cafe, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Colorado summers also mean food and festivals galore! The entire family will enjoy Burro Days in nearby Fairplay, which is full of hilarious activities and delightful little animals. Or for those with an aversion to pets, consider the classic car show that will leave you feeling the need for some autobody restoration for your own vehicle when you get home. Breckenridge is also full of great food and edgy breweries that will leave you wanting more vacation days for a chance to try more delicious goodies.
For the winter vacationers, what’s not to love? Snowboarding, skiing, snowmobile rentals, and the quaint atmosphere of the downtown area are all readily available in Breckenridge. Little ones can enjoy tubing or even ski lessons with trained instructors while the adults go out for a few runs themselves. Nearby Keystone even has night skiing available if you just can’t get enough.
Not a fan of snowsports? Dog sledding and snowmobile rentals are available for those that aren’t so confident on the slopes. You can also enjoy the beautiful wintery Colorado views from the comfort of a dining car while riding the Royal Gorge train. The short drive outside of Breckenridge is totally worth the quaint 2-3 hour train ride. Finally, the annual Ullr Fest simply shouldn’t be missed. Festival-goers dress in their best Viking garb to worship Ullr, the Norse god of snow, in hopes of a snowy winter season. It’s an experience you won’t regret and you’ll never forget.
Rain, snow, or sunshine, Breckenridge has something for everyone. From families and friend groups, all can find the perfect experience to make everyone happy!