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Greg's Guidebook

Greg

Greg's Guidebook

Food scene
Fantastic food and a great experience. Aurum is one of the more expensive restaurants in town, but it is well worth it if you’re looking for an amazing meal.
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Aurum Breckenridge
209 S Ridge St
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Fantastic food and a great experience. Aurum is one of the more expensive restaurants in town, but it is well worth it if you’re looking for an amazing meal.
The Breckenridge Distillery is another favorite of ours when we’re looking for great food and a fun atmosphere. We should note that the only alcoholic beverages available are cocktails made with Breckenridge Distillery spirits. They’re fantastic drinks, but no wine or beer is available.
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Breckenridge Distillery
1925 Airport Road
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The Breckenridge Distillery is another favorite of ours when we’re looking for great food and a fun atmosphere. We should note that the only alcoholic beverages available are cocktails made with Breckenridge Distillery spirits. They’re fantastic drinks, but no wine or beer is available.
Great restaurant to bring the family. There are plenty of games to keep the kids entertained.
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Downstairs At Eric's
111 South Main Street
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Great restaurant to bring the family. There are plenty of games to keep the kids entertained.
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South Ridge Seafood Grill
215 S Ridge St
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Good bar food and relatively inexpensive.
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The Canteen Tap House and Tavern
208 North Main Street
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Good bar food and relatively inexpensive.
Without question, the best pizza in Breckenridge.
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Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria
100 North Main Street
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Without question, the best pizza in Breckenridge.
Upscale American
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Modis
113 South Main Street
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Upscale American
Sightseeing
Head over to Lake Dillon in the summer for a fun day on the water. Boat and kayak rentals are available, but be sure to book in advance! There is a small beach if you want to just hang out and relax near the water. There is a restaurant right off the water in the Frisco Marina if you want food or drinks.
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Dillon Reservoir
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Head over to Lake Dillon in the summer for a fun day on the water. Boat and kayak rentals are available, but be sure to book in advance! There is a small beach if you want to just hang out and relax near the water. There is a restaurant right off the water in the Frisco Marina if you want food or drinks.
The Boreas Pass Trailhead is .7 miles from the house by car. Or you can cut through the national forrest by foot for a 0.25 mile walk to the trailhead. This portion of Boreas Pass is closed to traffic from sometime around October through late May or early June. The pass is available to hikers and bikers year round. Boreas Pass is popular for biking and Baker’s Tank Trail is popular for hikers and bikers. The continental divide is at the top of the pass (approximately 7 miles from the house).
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Boreas Pass
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The Boreas Pass Trailhead is .7 miles from the house by car. Or you can cut through the national forrest by foot for a 0.25 mile walk to the trailhead. This portion of Boreas Pass is closed to traffic from sometime around October through late May or early June. The pass is available to hikers and bikers year round. Boreas Pass is popular for biking and Baker’s Tank Trail is popular for hikers and bikers. The continental divide is at the top of the pass (approximately 7 miles from the house).
Walking around Main Street in Breckenridge is a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon. Be sure to head just west of Main Street to see the Blue River. In the summer, there are often events and musical performances at the Riverwalk Center.
Main Street
Walking around Main Street in Breckenridge is a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon. Be sure to head just west of Main Street to see the Blue River. In the summer, there are often events and musical performances at the Riverwalk Center.
Activities
The focal point for many people traveling to Breckenridge is the world class skiing. The resort is also open for a large part of the summer with fun activities for kids (climbing wall, alpine slide, etc). The Gondola is free year round if you’d like to check out a portion of the resort.
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Breckenridge Ski Resort
1599 Ski Hill Road
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The focal point for many people traveling to Breckenridge is the world class skiing. The resort is also open for a large part of the summer with fun activities for kids (climbing wall, alpine slide, etc). The Gondola is free year round if you’d like to check out a portion of the resort.
Great option for horseback riding in the summer or sleigh rides in the winter.
Breckenridge Stables, LLC
620 Village Road
Great option for horseback riding in the summer or sleigh rides in the winter.
If you’re worn out skiing or snowshoeing, try a snowmobile trip through the mountains!
Breckenridge Snowmobiling Tours & Rentals
100 North Main Street
If you’re worn out skiing or snowshoeing, try a snowmobile trip through the mountains!
The only 14er (peak that tops out above 14,000 feet) in Summit County. If you plan to go to the top, make sure you get there very early in the morning so you can be off the trail by noon to avoid afternoon thunderstorms. There are many amazing hiking trails in Breckenridge. For other options go to: https://gobreck.com/seasons/summer/best-summer-hikes-in-breckenridge/
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Quandary Peak Trailhead
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The only 14er (peak that tops out above 14,000 feet) in Summit County. If you plan to go to the top, make sure you get there very early in the morning so you can be off the trail by noon to avoid afternoon thunderstorms. There are many amazing hiking trails in Breckenridge. For other options go to: https://gobreck.com/seasons/summer/best-summer-hikes-in-breckenridge/
Recommended Stores
Carvers is a great option for ski or bike rentals.
Carvers Ski & Bike Rentals
203 North Main Street
Carvers is a great option for ski or bike rentals.

Conseils sur la ville

Déplacements
Getting Around Town
Having a vehicle is a must when visiting Breckenridge, but Uber and Uber Ski are available if you want to head in to town without having to worry about driving back home. Make sure you have 4WD/AWD when snow is possible (October to May). If 4WD/AWD is not an option, AutoSocks are the next best option. Napa Auto in Frisco usually has plenty in stock. You can also order off of Amazon in advance of your trip.
Coutumes et culture
Attire
Breckenridge is a pretty casual town. A sweater and nice jeans would be considered dressy almost everywhere here. You’ll mainly see people walking around in t-shirts in the summer and flannel or ski gear in the winter.
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What to Pack
Make sure you bring warm clothes, even when traveling in the summer. Highs occasionally get in to the low 80’s in the summer, but most of the time summer highs are in the 70’s. Summer lows are often in the 50s, so a sweatshirt or light jacket will allow you to enjoy the fire pit at night!
Coutumes et culture
Prepare for High Altitude
To state the obvious, you’ll be at high altitudes in Breckenridge. Make sure you’re well hydrated before and during your stay to help avoid altitude sickness.