The magical feeling you get when you see the Tenmile Range as you come out of the Eisenhower Tunnel and into Summit County is an unforgettable experience. About a 60-minute drive from Denver, you will pass through many small towns along the way. Once you reach Silverthorne and Frisco, getting to Breckenridge is less than 30-minutues away. With five ski resorts within a 20-mile range of each other, come experience an adventure of a lifetime filled with delicious food, local shops, and picture-perfect views that everyone’s been talking about!
Amazing Grace first began as a natural food store in the early 80’s and shortly after transformed into a community eatery. This quaint yellow house is located two blocks off Main Street and offers some of the tastiest fresh-to-order breakfast and lunch one can imagine.
This mobile gourmet crepe truck is best known for their delicious crepes and their spectacular views! Located in the courtyard of Main Street Station near Maggie Pond and just steps away from Peak 9’s Quicksilver SuperChair, Trolley Crepes is the perfect spot to enjoy some of the best crepes in Breckenridge! Stop for breakfast, a mid-day lunch break or dessert and fill your tastebuds with one of their sweet or savory crepes! Stop by Trolley Crepes and enjoy some of the best crepes in Breckenridge.
Who doesn’t love Christmas year-round? When you walk into the balsam fir and cinnamon scented shop, you are surrounded by everything Christmas. What better way is there to get into the holiday spirit than feeling like you’re in a Hallmark movie walking into this magical store. The Christmas Store has custom ornaments made by local artists and unique decorations that make great gifts for your loved ones, or even treat yourself.
Both a restaurant and Tiki bar, when you walk into this island themed restaurant, you’ll think you’re on a tropical island. The employees will rock Hawaiian shirts even during the winter! Be sure to try one of their chicken and avocado bowls with a daquiri and it’ll take you to island time.
Enjoy an array of authentic churros and waffles made from scratch at Mimi & Pin. With many options to choose from, be sure to pair your sweet treat with a cup of Spanish hot chocolate or coffee to complete this delicious dessert.
With breathtaking views of Breckenridge ski resort, what better way to spend the afternoon watching the sunset overlooking the Tenmile Range? Traverse Restaurant is off the beaten path but not too far! After a short drive-up Boreas Pass Road, you will approach The Lodge at Breckenridge where the fine dining restaurant is located. Make sure to secure a table by the window for some of the best views f Breckenridge.
Do you want to build the best snowman? While on your next winter vacation, here are some tips for creating the best snowman! Even one that Frosty himself would be proud of!
Breckenridge is known for skiing and snowboarding but there are so many more activities beyond the slopes. If you’re looking for things to do in Breckenridge this winter, look no further! We’ve rounded up the best Breckenridge winter activities so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying your winter getaway.
- Step outside and try a winter snowshoe hike at one of many trails on national forest land.
- Take a cross country ski lesson at the Breckenridge Nordic Center.
- Ice skate at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Ice Rink just steps from the slopes of Peak 8.
- Enjoy a scenic horse-drawn sleigh ride and dinner at Gold Run Nordic Center.
- Sip hot cocoa at Ullr Café after a full day of skiing.
- Make reservations for a private yurt dining experience at Aurum.
- Challenge your mind and book an escape room for the family at the Gr8 Escape Room.
- Try your hand at axe throwing at MTN Axe Breckenridge on Main Street.
- Take a 6-mile dog sledding tour in the Swan River Valley.
- Explore the mountains on a guided snowmobiling tour.
- Hit the slopes and try skiing or snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
- Pick up a sled or tube and hit one of the free sledding hills in Breckenridge.
- Stroll the Trollstigen Trail and discover a 15-foot-tall wooden troll hidden in the forest.
- Catch a Breckenridge Vipers ice hockey game at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena.
- For the early birds: get your blood pumping and uphill ski on Breckenridge Ski Resort before the lifts start turning.
- Treat yourself and enjoy a spa service at Infinity Spa.
- Shop for the perfect gift on Main Street.
- Catch a movie and enjoy a beer at The Eclipse.
- Take a Fat Bike beer and distillery tour around Breckenridge with Ridden.
- Watch blocks of snow transform into intricate art at the International Snow Sculpture Championships.
If you’re ready to book your trip check out our Breck Deals for slopeside accommodations in Breckenridge!
Edited and republished December 16, 2021 by Laurel Coffman
Pizza. Yum… It just might be the best thing in the world. Baked cheesy goodness, robust sauce and crispy, chewy crust. What more could you really ask for?
Whether you like it thick or thin, cheesy or saucy, plain jane or loaded up, Breckenridge has a pizza you’ll love. We’re here to give you “the inside slice” about the best pizza in Breck. We asked locals about their favorite spot to grab a heavenly slice and this is what they had to say.
Breckenridge Ale House
By the Slice: Yes – all day
Thick or Thin: Breckenridge Ale House offers thin crust, Jersey-style tomato pizza pie along with a gluten-free flatbread option.
The Cheese on Top: This is a great no-nonsense spot with simple, large pizzas to feed the whole family. Grab a seat at the bar and order one of their 120 oz. beer towers.
The Inside Slice: If you have a big appetite, this is the place for you! They offer a 24” Super Slice, 2-feet in length with a take home pizza cutter.
By the Slice: No
Thick or Thin: Tin Plate offers up their homemade thin sourdough crust.
The Cheese on Top: Upscale dining and pizza can go hand in hand. At Tin Plate, you’ll dine in a 138-year-old mining cabin while enjoying unique and flavorful pizzas. Made from locally sourced ingredients, try everything from the Pineapple Pancetta to the Fig & Prosciutto pizza.
The Inside Slice: Right next door to Tin Plate you’ll find Dynamite Cookies. Enjoy a freshly made signature cookie and pair it with a beer after your pizza (or before, we aren’t judging).
By the Slice: No
Thick or Thin: Thin crust, New York City-inspired, Neapolitan pizzas with a gluten free substitute available.
The Cheese on Top: Two words: vegan pizza. Yep, you read that right. All ingredients at Piante are 100% plant based and sustainably sourced. Pizzas with bold flavors like the Buffalo Soldier, made with buffalo cauliflower, will satisfy even the biggest meat lovers’ cravings.
The Inside Slice: For an extra special experience, book one of Piante’s Alpen Globes and enjoy private dining with panoramic views of the mountains.
Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria
By the Slice: Yes – all day
Thick or Thin: They offer a thin and crispy New York-style pizza as well as a Sicilian deep dish.
The Cheese on Top: Almost everyone we asked said Giam’s was hands down the best pizza in Breckenridge. They make everything in-house, including their pizza sauce, and the quality of ingredients really shines through. They’ve also expanded the dining room area to include more tables, a bar and a private dining room.
The Inside Slice: Pizza by the slice is perfect for a quick lunch. It’s always delicious, never too greasy and the crust is perfectly crisp!
By the Slice: Yes – during lunch from 11 am to 4 pm
Thick or Thin: You get the best of both worlds here. Fatty’s offers traditional and thin crust pizza. You can even choose between white or whole wheat dough.
The Cheese on Top: Fatty’s has big slices and a slice of cheese is only $3. When you add toppings, they don’t mess around. They load it up all the way to the crust.
The Inside Slice: There’s a reason it’s been around for so long; they’re fast, friendly, affordable and consistent.
By the Slice: Yes – all day
Thick or Thin: Northside offers thin, traditional hand-tossed, deep dish, and “Out of Bounds” crusts
The Cheese on Top: These guys are seriously creative. Even though they still offer all the traditional pizza topping options, you can get a little crazy with their signature pizzas. They are chock full of bold flavors that span green chiles to smoked bacon. If you’re looking for a fresh and delicious twist on pizza, you need to check out Northside.
The Inside Slice: The Out of Bounds crust option is where they load up on the toppings. They don’t hold back, they stack ‘em on all the way to the crust and then cut it up into squares. This option is perfect for families with children or big parties.
Downstairs at Eric’s
By the Slice: Yes – after 9 pm
Thick or Thin: They offer a traditional hand-tossed crust, but you still have a few options. You can choose between white, garlic white, wheat, garlic wheat, or gluten free
The Cheese on Top: Eric’s is the perfect spot to hit with the family after thrashing powder all day long. It’s a restaurant and bar with 29 flat screen HDTVs, 25 arcade games, 30 beers on tap and 50 beers by the bottle. The kids are sure to love all the games and you can kick back, unwind and watch the game with a beer.
The Inside Slice: The Garbage Pizza is definitely a local’s favorite. It’s the traditional “let’s-throw-everything-on-here” pizza and it is delicious. If you want to try something a little different, but equally enticing, check out the Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza.
Tip: For lodging within walking distance of these Breckenridge pizza joints, visit Grand Timber Lodge.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over but that doesn’t mean you still can’t find great gifts for everyone on your list. Instead of shopping online, find local, handcrafted gifts on Breckenridge’s Main Street.
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