How to Spend 36 hours in Downtown Breck
So you made it to Breck on a Friday afternoon and you’re ready to hit the town! But where to start? There is an endless list of activities in downtown Breckenridge and we’re here to help ensure there will never be a dull moment! We’ve got your back when it comes to navigating the can’t miss spots in just 36-hours. Sit back, grab that Breck bucket list and write down all you need to do before rolling out on Sunday.
Dinner at Angel’s Hollow
Mexican eats meet burgers and grub. For over twenty years, Angel’s Hollow has been feeding thousands of hungry bellies while providing some of the best dining views Breckenridge has to offer. During the summer, patrons can sit back, relax and enjoy iconic colorful Colorado sunsets from the perch of the back deck at Angel’s Hollow.
Start off with guacamole and the house tortilla chips. Odds are you’ve never had anything quite like the chips at Angel’s Hollow. The chips come fresh out of the oven and are unconventionally delicious. Some are puffed and raised with a pocket of air separating top from bottom. Others have a tiny bit of crunch but are somewhat soft and mouth-watering good.
Angel’s Hollow is known for their specialty drinks that pack a punch and definitely deliver the bang for your buck. For the 21+, we recommend the Angel’s Hollow Margarita with fresh lime, triple sec, gran gala orange liqueur and a generous dose of tequila.
For the main event, you can’t go wrong. Either hop on the Mexican food train and go with the zesty blackened fish tacos served with a side of rice and chile or head to the burgers section of the menu for a burger out of this world. Feeling spicy? Try the Fire on the Mountain complete with a fire-roasted jalapeno, anaheim and poblano chile, guacamole and melted jack cheese. Drooling yet?
Twilight on the patio is the perfect photo opp for a Christmas card or photo album (yes, these still exist) or vaycay shot to send to gram and gramps. Take a part of Angel’s Hollow back home with you and purchase one of their homemade hot sauces! We think mango is especially great!
Angel’s Hollow is walk-in only, no reservations. Keep this in mind for larger groups! If there is a wait, no problem! Grab a drink at the bar or take a stroll on Main Street just one block away.
Hours: 11 am – 10 pm +
Catch a movie at Breckenridge’s Speakeasy Movie Theater
If you’re searching for a unique experience in Breckenridge, spend an evening at Breck’s single-screen Speakeasy Movie Theater. The last show of the evening starts at 8 pm, perfect timing for you to walk over after dining at Angel’s Hollow! Tickets are available 20 minutes before the show starts on a first-come, first-serve basis. Kiddos can catch a flick for just $7 and adult tickets are only $10.25. The theater features a bar so you can kick back with a glass of wine or ice-cold beer. See what’s on the movie reel here.
Wake up, grab a coffee at Cuppa Joe
Visit Alex, the owner of Cuppa Joe and get the low-down on all things coffee from the caffeination connoisseur! Cuppa Joe serves up every kind of coffee drink imaginable with soy or almond dairy substitutes to boot! If you need a pre-workout small snack, go with a fruit smoothie or small pastry to fuel up.
Cuppa Joe also offers a selection of locally made goods like tee shirts, mugs, and stickers. Purchase a bag of beans to stash in your suitcase so you can reminisce from the comfort of your own kitchen about your fond times in Breckenridge.
Hours: 6:30 am – 3:30 pm
Get your zen on with a flow at Meta Yoga
Vacation doesn’t mean you have to slack off that workout routine! Breckenridge has a handful of boutique fitness studios to keep you looking and feeling your best! After a coffee at Cuppa Joe, bop next door to Meta Yoga for an easy morning flow. Meta Yoga is a community-driven studio, partnering with dozens of organizations throughout Summit County. The teachers are passionate which shines through in their practice.
Check the schedule online, you might even be able to catch a SUP (stand-up paddleboard) yoga class taught by a Meta instructor over on Maggie Pond at the base of Peak 9. Awe-inspiring workouts with a view are a million-dollar experience without the price tag!
Looking for more of a cardio blast? Try a cycling class downtown at Psycle 9600 (the world’s highest cycling studio)
If you’re in search of a higher speed morning workout, try a class at Psycle 9600, the world’s highest cycling studio! Saturday morning rides start at 8:30 am with the studio’s owner and founder, Melissa! The Psycle 9600 studio features over 20 bikes and all classes are in a dark room with lights that change to the tempo of the bumpin’ music and how hard you’re working!
You can wear your athletic shoes on the bikes or clip in with your indoor cycling shoes! Don’t have any? Don’t stress. Indoor cycling shoes are available to rent for just $3. Lockers are provided to store your belongings or anything you purchase at the small athleticwear boutique section at the studio. The Psycle 9600 bathroom is stocked with a hairdryer and “re-fresh” items for your post-workout.
For your post-workout cooldown, enjoy a chilled towel sprinkled with essential oils to relax your body, soul, and mind followed by a 5-minute stretch session to prevent injuries after your ride. Book your bike online here and get ready for an elevated ride!
Brunch at Blue Moose Restaurant
No doubt after a solid flow or cardio blast cycle session, you’ve worked up quite an appetite! There are few things as satisfying as a large brunch spread when you have a ravaging rumble in your belly. Blue Moose is your classic cozy mountain town breakfast spot.
Order the table a cinnamon roll drizzled in ooey, sugary icing and gobble up those bites of goodness before your group does! Sip on a Spice Bomb Bloody with house-infused pepper vodka or stay refreshed with a rotating fruit smoothie of the day.
Known for their out-of-this-world benedicts and fluffy pancakes, indulge yourself in a plateful of breakfast delight. Patio tables are available and weather-permitting. Visit this idyllic, bustling spot to enjoy the great outdoors while fueling up for the rest of your day.
Like a handful of restaurants in Breck, tables are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Oh, and don’t forget to bring dollar bills for this cash-only spot.
Hours: 7 am – 1 pm
1 pm Walking History Tour through Downtown Breck
You’re enamored with Breckenridge, the charming downtown with historic buildings and museums, but how much do you really know about Breck’s history and how it’s grown to the quaint mountain town it is today? Take a 90-minute walking tour through Breckenridge with a local and expert guide from Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.
Mosey through the National Historic District as you learn about Breckenridge’s founding, architecture, and fun facts. As a part of the walking tour, you get exclusive access to see two Victorian-style residences with a story behind them. If the 1 pm time slot doesn’t work for you, check out other tours like the Swinging Doors Saloon Tour or the Breckenridge Haunted Tour.
Go Take Pictures at Breckenridge Old Time Photo
Now that you’ve learned about Breck’s mining town history, pretend that you’ve time-traveled back to the 1800s at Breckenridge Old Time Photo. Their motto is “Step into the past, for memories that last.”
Get fitted in old western-style garb and choose your theme-appropriate background. Use the props provided to add some fun to your photo. Snap the perfect memento to take home as a souvenir or have all your images loaded onto a flash drive you can use to add photos to calendars, mugs or a Christmas card! Book online and don’t forget, fido is welcome to hop in the photo too!
Main Street in downtown Breckenridge is lined with dozens of shops for every kind of shopper. Looking for a unique gift, locally made in Breckenridge or Colorado? Stop by Wandering Daisy, Fresh Soap Company, or Magical Scraps. Need something for a little one? Toys or clothes? Visit Breck Kidz, Young Colors, YoYo Loco or Peek a Boo Toys. Need some gear or an outfit to play outside in Breck? Pop into The Mountain Goat Clothing Company or Breck Sports. Ladies, do you need a new outfit for dinner later? Get dolled up at Beloved Boutique, Vintage Sweet & Chic or Arabella Boutique.
For an interactive shopping experience, mix your own olive oil at Olive Fusion where you can test taste 80+ unique oils! You can also pick and choose spices to cook with at the Breckenridge Spice Merchant or craft your own unique candle at Global Candles.
Hungry after bopping around town? Catch an early happy hour and snack at Relish
Relish restaurant boasts one of the best patios in Breckenridge. Score a happy hour drink and a snack for just $10 or $12 dollars, depending on the snack! Relish is owned and operated by a husband and wife duo who have been a part of the Breckenridge community for over twenty years. The cuisine at Relish is an eclectic mix of chef Matt’s creations. Their “Two for Two” happy hour features items like blistered shishito peppers, corn fried quail, and artisanal cheese plates.
Happy hour alternatives
Other solid happy hours around town include 2-for-1 drinks at Briar Rose, ½ off appetizers Sunday – Thursday at the original Breckenridge Brewery, and $6 small bites & $3 drafts at Hearthstone in the upstairs bar area (insider tip: try to get the table by the window for iconic views of the ski area).
Looking to catch the best views and brews in town? Jump on the free BreckConnect Gondola and sail over Cucumber Gulch to the T-Bar at the base of Peak 8. Enjoy featured $5 cocktails, $4 Bud Light & Coors and delicious $8 special appetizers Friday’s and Saturday’s until 6pm.
Snap a classic “Breckenridge” picture at Riverwalk Center with the mountains in the background, stop by the river
If you indulge at Relish’s happy hour, take a moment on your way out to stop at the Riverwalk Center — a classic spot in Breck to snap a photo with the Ten Mile range as a backdrop. The Riverwalk Center is home to many events, festivals and the occasional musician jammin’ out.
Take a beginner class at Breck Create
Breckenridge draws creatives and artists from all around the globe to events like BIFA and the International Snow Sculptures. Channel your inner world-renowned artist in the Breck Create District. Every day a handful of classes are offered that range from ceramics, metalsmithing in the Hot Shop, glass blowing, or oil painting and that doesn’t even begin to cover it all! Check out the Breck Create classes & workshops calendar to see what’s happening while you’re in town.
If art just isn’t your thing…
Prefer to use your detective skills rather than your hands? Breckenridge has not one, but two escape rooms to spice up your mountain adventure with a little indoor adventure. The Escape Room Breckenridge and Mountain Time Escape Rooms both offer multiple themed rooms and challenges, plus it’s the ideal outing for any age in your group!
New (ish) to town is Breck’s first Virtual Reality Arcade. Step into an alternate reality and play a single-player game or join a challenge with other members of your group. Virtual Reality Breckenridge offers state-of-the-art games for optimal immersion to make it feel like what you’re experiencing is happening in real life! Online reservations are highly recommended, especially with larger groups. Reserve your spot ahead of time to guarantee a spot!
Head to a group-friendly casual dinner at Kenosha
Reasons why we love Kenosha: two levels, relaxed environment, incredible tap list of 30+ beers and food for every palate! Kenosha is known for smoked BBQ and juicy steaks but you can find items like the smoked portobello bowl with hearty greens and roasted quinoa or chicken fingers for the little tykes.
Kenosha features not one, but two full-service bars. Downstairs you’ll experience a true restaurant vibe but if you’re with a large group or want to lounge back in their cushy seating area, head upstairs.
Be sure to ask about their daily text club to find out what the insider offer of the day is and potentially save some $$$ on your meal!
Hours: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm daily
Peruse the Breck Sunday Market for local goods & unique gifts
Unlike your traditional “farmers” market, the Breck Sunday Market features dozens of Colorado-based artisans with unique trinkets and treasures — which is perfect if you’re traveling from out of state and can’t take perishables on the road. Breck Sunday Market is at the foot of Peak 9 at Main Street Station and there is free parking underground for the first 2 hours, plenty of time to take a few laps around the market!
If you are local or traveling in-state, stop by Kiki’s Peak Produce for all Colorado-grown fresh veggies and fruits. Kiki travels to a handful of farms around the state during the week to bring the best produce to Breck. Live in-town? She delivers!
Book your stay during a Breck Sunday Market weekend and enjoy 25% off lodging at a Vail Resorts property!
Main Street Station
Sundays June 16 – September 1
9 am – 2pm
Breakfast at BoLD on the patio
Next to the Breck Sunday Market is a brunch favorite. BoLD (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – see what they did there?), is a fusion Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and the classics crafted at 9600 feet.
Brunch is served daily from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm and the menu boasts cage-free egg dishes like the smoked salmon biscuit – honey smoked salmon, lemon dill cream cheese on a biscuit, topped with a fried farm fresh cage-free egg, capers, & hollandaise. If you want to stay on the lighter side, scope the “light Brecks” section for a fresh berry parfait or trendy avocado toast.
Kick back at a shaded patio table and listen to live music from the Breck Sunday Market or cozy up in a booth inside the bustling restaurant. Be sure to ask what specials are running and if you’re feeling up for it, order the make-it-yourself mimosa bar for the table!
Hours: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm daily
While Breck is sad to see you go, we hope you enjoyed your 36 hours in our charming mountain town! There is always something going on around town or up on the mountain, so stay in touch with us by signing up for our newsletter to snag the best lodging deals for your next visit!