Top things to do in Breckenridge

Top Choice American in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Distillery

Served in a big-city-cool dining space, the eclectic menu at this distillery follows the delightful whims of former DC chef Daniel O’Brien, jumping from the sublime cacio e pepe (Roman spaghetti and cheese) to chick…
Top Choice Museum in Breckenridge

Barney Ford Museum

Barney Ford was an escaped slave who became a prominent entrepreneur and Colorado civil-rights pioneer, and made two stops in Breckenridge (where he ran a 24-hour chop stand serving delicacies such as oysters) over …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Breckenridge

Magical Scraps

This is the girliest shop in Breck – and we mean that in the best way possible. Here are printed fabrics, stuffed toys, tot-sized tees, and dresses and hats for mom and baby. Not to mention funky handbags, scarves, …
Top Choice Cafe in Breckenridge


Breck's living room might as well be at the Crown, a buzzing cafe-cum-social hub. Grab a mug of Silver Canyon coffee and a sandwich or salad, and catch up on all the latest gossip.
Museum in Breckenridge

Edwin Carter Discovery Center

This award-winning museum sheds light on a pioneer lured west by the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in 1858. He reached the Blue River valley in 1860. An original environmentalist, he noticed the impact of mining on wildlife…
Viewpoint in Breckenridge

Boreas Pass

Originally known as Breckenridge Pass (11,481ft), this road first began serving stagecoaches in 1866 when prospectors flooded into the area from South Park looking for gold. In 1882, a narrow-gauge railway replaced …
Cafe in Breckenridge

Kava Cafe

This hole-in-the-wall and historic log-cabin cafe is the kind of place in which ragged miners may have procured dry goods back in the day. These days it makes sandwiches and coffee, but is notable for its specialtie…
Modern American in Breckenridge


One of Breck’s favorites, this restored 1886 Victorian churns out creative mountain fare such as blackberry elk and braised buffalo ribs with tomatillos, roasted chilies and polenta. Fresh and delicious, it’s defini…
Music in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Music Festival

Something of a kid sibling to the Aspen Music Festival, the Breckenridge Music Institute and National Repertory Orchestra offer both summer and winter seasons of stunning classical music at the Riverwalk Center, a h…
Gallery in Breckenridge

Breckenridge Arts District

This block-long stretch of historic Breckenridge is where you’ll find a burgeoning arts scene. It has a live-work art space for visiting artists, a ceramics studio (Quandary Antiques Cabin) and exhibition space in b…