5 Budget Friendly Activities for Breckenridge
There's lots to do in Breckenridge for everyone of all ages! Whether you are looking for activities that are family friendly or if you’re looking to plan a date with your significant other there is plenty to do.
Let’s get started on some of my favorite things to do during the spring, besides skiing!
Stroll through Main Street
This might seem like a no-brainer but there is so many stores to shop at, take it from me who has bought a new stuffed animal every time I have gone to visit! Preferably in the early morning when all the stores are opening up and there isn’t a rush of people in each store.
Main Street is only about a mile and a half walking, stop by Breckenridge Welcome Center to pick up a handy map with illustrations of the towns most recommended stops! The welcome center also happens to have a mini museum with exhibits about the town’s history, so while you’re there take a quick look.
Visit a museum
Edwin Carter Discovery Center is Breckenridge’s natural history museum, packed with beautifully preserved taxidermy wildlife that Professor Edwin Carter evaluated.
Barney Ford House Museum is an incredible piece of history with an inspirational story about Barney Ford’s life. Mr. Ford was an escaped slave that went on to become a wealthy entrepreneur and an activist for African American’s civil rights. There’s a lot of interesting artifacts of Mr. Ford’s life and all his accomplishments.
Summit Ski Museum shows the history of skiing in Breckenridge along with vintage clothing and skis on a visual timeline that shows the evolution of skis and clothing.
All three museums are free admission with a $5 suggested donation and open on the weekends Friday to Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.
Go on a historic or haunted walking tour
As I post more of my travels you’ll see I love going on walking tours, I highly recommend going on the Breckenridge Haunted Tour. It was exciting and full of information about the historic past of Breckenridge.
So if you’re thinking about going on a thrilling ghost tour click here to book your tickets.
Most tours start at 7:30 pm check their calendar to book ahead.
If you’re not a fan of haunted tours an alternative is to go on a historic tour with my recommendation of a Walk Through History Tour. Learn all about the beautiful historic buildings and cabins! To book a tour filled with history and information click here to book your tickets.
You can find more on tours here.
Ride the Gondola
Riding the BreckConnect Gondola is free and is available 9:00am - 6:00pm (weather permitting) make sure to check ahead of time if the gondola is operating.
Address: 170 Watson Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Epic Discovery at Breckenridge:
Once you get off the Gondola head over to the ticket office located at the top of the mountain for multiple outdoor activities, here’s a list of activities you’ll find:
Go zip-lining, ride roller coasters, go down slides, get lost in a maze, get on multiple rides, go rock climbing wall, even pan for gemstones, and there’s even a bounce house and a bungee trampoline! But my favorite of all is the mini golf course, enjoy a game of mini-golf with an amazing view of the mountains! Overall it’s a great place to pass some time at.
Click here for a map of activities.
Epic Discovery will be open 7 days a week from June 14 – Sept 2, 2019, then open Friday-Sunday during Sept 6 – 8.
The best place to get a colorful map of downtown Breckenridge is at the visitor center. But if you’d like to have a copy on your electronic device you can download one here.