LIV for Local Flavor: Breckenridge

Breckenridge is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike to spend the time in the mountains. This alpine escape has everything you need for a weekend away, no matter the season. Check out our recommendations for all of the best activities and restaurants that Breckenridge has to offer – outside of the iconic ski slopes, of course.

Start the Day on a Sweet Note

Isak Hearstone, the wooden sculpture of a troll that enchants Breckenridge.

If you find yourself strolling down Main Street, you might come across a small hut wafting the delicious smells of fresh crepes onto the sidewalk. This is Crepes A La Cart. Here, you’ll find a whole host of scrumptious crepe creations that make for a sweet treat, a classic Breckenridge breakfast, or even a tasty bite to enjoy anytime. Choose from mouth-watering dessert options like the Chocolate Dream or go for a more savory selection such as the Crepe Benedict or the Pesto Turkey Crepe.

Add Some Magic to Your Mountain Weekend

If you’re looking for a location to take a vacation picture that you’ll never forget, make the trip up to see Isak Heartstone. This larger-than-life troll sculpture is a marvel that attracts people from all over to come visit him. Originally created by Thomas Dambo as a temporary installation for the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts, this whimsical wooden troll is a sight to see.

Stop for Lunch at Local Favorite

When you start to feel peckish, head over to the base of Peak 8 to enjoy some good food and even better people watching at Robbie’s Tavern. Located just steps from the ski slopes, this bistro serves up American comfort food with a more sophisticated twist. Sit on the patio to enjoy fresh air and sunshine as devour a delightful dish.

Extreme sledding is a high speed take on traditional sledding.

Not Your Typical Sledding Expedition

So, you think sledding is just for kids, huh? Think again. Spend an afternoon speeding down snowy slopes on an extreme sledding tour from Country Boy Mine. Enjoy a rugged ride up the mountain on either a snow cat or being towed behind a monster truck before you hurdle down the mountain on a racing sled or an alpine wooden sled. This alternative to skiing is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!

Dine in Style for Dinner

The tasting room at Breckenridge Distillery.

As the sun sets, sit down for a meal at Aurum Food & Wine. This restaurant, which is named after the Latin word for “gold”, a nod to Breckenridge’s mining history, offers a wide array of menu items from sharable bites to gourmet entrées. If you want to add a side of fun to your dining experience, you can enjoy your meal in a yurt. The outdoor yurts are heated, private spaces that add some spice to your night.

Taste, Sip, and Sample Your Way through Breckenridge Distillery

Drink like a local at Breckenridge Distillery. This local watering hole and world-class distillery is known for its bourbon whiskey and vodka. Take a private tour of the “World’s Highest Distillery,” learn about the history of bourbon, gain a better understanding about the importance of the barrel, and other fun facts, while you taste the selection of delectable spirits.

Make Breckenridge your next destination for a weekend away. For more information about local happenings and the housing market, reach out to the real estate professionals at LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.