Summit County’s largest town, Breckenridge is home to Colorado’s largest historic district, the continent's tallest chairlift, world-class fishing and hiking, and a fine-dining restaurant mecca. This is where laid-back ski vibes meets high-class art and culture, mixed with downtown city life in an historic gold-mining town.
The Victorian architecture on Main Street is an elegant offset to the hand-hewn, log structures reminiscent of the gold rush era that dot the town’s side streets. Breckenridge boasts a myriad of choices of award-winning dining, lively nightclubs and local cafes. Main Street twinkles at night and features shopping with pedestrian-friendly storefronts, full-service ski shops and locally owned boutiques, which weave from the Arts District on Ridge Street through the side blocks off Main Street, all the way to the meandering storefronts along the Riverwalk.
A world-class ski resort, gold medal fishing waters and national forest land make Breckenridge the ultimate dream for outdoor adventurers every season of the year. Like the rest of the county, Breckenridge sees an abundance of snow in the winter months, little to no humidity year-round and almost 365 days of sunshine. While the winters make for great ski conditions they never seem to get too cold, and though the summers are perfect for a day out on the lake they aren’t overbearingly hot.
Come for the winter and stay for the summer; with so many things to do in ideal seasonal weather, homebodies are turned intrepid explorers when they relocate to this charming Colorado ski town.