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Breckenridge

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Vacation in Breckenridge

Although considered a vacation destination, Breckenridge is home to year around residents. This beautiful Colorado town was created during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in the year of 1859, and was named after John C. Breckenridge, the Vice President of the United States at the time. Once a bustling gold mining and trading post, Breckenridge is now a renowned recreational hot spot. Continue reading below about this town situated in the northwestern section of Colorado.

Breckenridge is located at an elevation of about 9,600 ft., and sits along the Ten Mile Range of the great Rocky Mountains. Here, pristine peaks call out to skiers around the world to come and challenge themselves on the many multilevel slopes. This iconic ski town is home to the Breckenridge Ski Resort, which is extremely popular. With so many winter activities, this town comes alive as the snow begins to fall. From snowmobiling and skiing, there is fun to be had by all ages.

With numerous places to stay while visiting this picturesque town, visitors can come anytime of the year for an array of activities. Spring and summer are filled with wildflowers and mild temperatures perfect for hiking, swimming, and fishing. Lake Dillon and the Blue River offer a refreshing and cool place to spend the afternoon with friends and family, especially on warm July days. There are also many festivals and events like the Breckenridge Film Festival.

As summer fades into fall, folks will find Main Street in the Historic District a great place to gather for shopping and eating. At the center of Breckenridge there are historic buildings, boutiques, and museums waiting to be explored. Whether it is photographing the Summit County Courthouse or strolling through the Barney Ford House Museum, visiting this charming town will prove to be not only fun and exciting, but educational too.

For those wanting to fill their shopping bags and stomachs, Breckenridge is the place to be. There are many stores that carry all the recreational gear one could ever need. As for restaurants, there are simple cafes, gourmet eateries, and family-friendly spots that are casual and scenic. From the slopes to the streets, Breckenridge is a town that will bring about vacation memories that will last a lifetime.


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