Things to Do in Breckenridge

A family enjoys a bicycle ride through the aspen groves near Breckenridge, Colorado.
Breckenridge, Colorado is the gift that’s made for everyone. What started as an old mining town is now a jewel of relaxation and fun, right in the heart of Colorado. Everywhere you look in Breckenridge you can see the tranquility of yesteryear inspiring the visitors of today. Main Street, which runs right through the center of the town, is dotted with historic, Victorian-era buildings, beautifully renovated in living color. And that’s only the beginning. Breckenridge is nestled within the stunning landscape of the everlasting Rockies, which provide visitors with activities year-round. From hiking in the summer, to skiing on world-famous snow in the winter, you’ll never be at a loss for the next great adventure.
With so many things to do in Summit County, you'll want our local’s area guide to help you plan your next Breckenridge retreat. See our helpful links to guide you on Summit County’s best activities and events.

Plan your Vacation

World-class skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Winter Activities

Known the world over for some of the best snow in the Northern Hemisphere, this Colorado ski resort is in demand for most of the year. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The area is diverse enough that you can get your fix with any winter sport you desire; skiing, ice skating, sledding, snowboarding, it’s all here! Click the link to learn what else the snows of Breckinridge have in store for you.

A family bikes on the trail between Breckenridge and Frisco in Summit County, Colorado

Summer Activities

Colorado is just as magical while enjoying a warm hike amongst the evergreens as it is skiing in its winter wonderland, and the activities are just as diverse. Summit County is home to dozens of sport-worthy lakes, where you can enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming. The ski resort is also a big draw when it’s warm, with many of its biggest draws repurposed for summer fun. Click the link to learn more about fun in the sun, the Breckinridge way.

Theater, live music, and more. Breckenridge hosts a number of exciting events yearround.


From concerts and galas to wine tastings and craft festivals, vacationers to Breckenridge will discover that they’ve landed in “the” place to enjoy incredible events year-round. One of the best things about joining in the festivities in town is that the town joins with you. Many of the goings-on take place right on historic Main Street, and whether you’re partying as a skiing Viking or a running Santa, you’ll have hundreds of your closest friends right beside you. Click the link to see all that awaits you.


The Summit Stage offers free transportation around Summit County and to Leadville.


What use are all these fun activities if you can’t get to them? In an effort to be more accommodating to the needs of its guests, Breckenridge has arranged for a number of different transportation options to take you from the airport to the ski resort, your hotel, or directly into town. Click the link to see a breakdown of all your options, and for a discount code!

Skiers cross Main Street in Breckenridge after a mountain snow storm dropped a foot of new powder.


In Summit County, the weather is the biggest factor in how to plan your vacation. While there is something to do in every situation, knowing what Mother Nature is planning will help you to know when you should hit the slopes and when you should check out that indoor event. Click on the link to find an accurate daily forecast for the next seven days. 

Paid and free parking is available in Breckenridge and around Summit County.

Parking Options

If you plan on pulling your vehicle into town, Breckenridge has plenty of parking options available. While the historic district will take some planning to know when and where to park with ease, the link provided will give you a leg up on knowing the terrain before you get here.


Plains, trains, and automobiles - take a look at these travel tips to see how to get the most out of your Summit County vacation.

Travel Tips

Some things are only learned by doing, and in that case, let those who have vacationed at the ski resort or in the greater Summit County be your guide. Click on the link to get the inside scoop on planning your vacation.

When you are ready for some adult time, there are a number of good childcare options for you in the area.

Child Care

While there are plenty of activities for the whole family, it is just as easy to plan activities exclusively for the adults when there are so many child care options available. Click on the link to see the contact information for trusted babysitting providers in the area.