The drive to Breckenridge is so beautiful through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The town itself has a quaint downtown feel with appealing buildings, unique gift shops, and a beautiful Riverwalk where outdoor concerts, music festivals and activities are held. There is a pond on the Riverwalk that has a floating restaurant that used to be an old dredge. When I stopped to feed the fish at the pond, I saw some river otters frolicking around in the water. There are hanging flowers everywhere along the sidewalks that make this summer town look beautiful, peaceful and inviting.
We went strolling along the main street shops. The sidewalks are clean and wide with easy access to all the storefronts. There are inviting benches placed along the route and bus service convenient to all parts of town. Parking is tight along the main street, but ample parking is available on both sides of town.
There are many unique shopping opportunities in Breckenridge. At Creatures Great and Small, there were chain-saw carved animals. The detail was amazing and the workmanship very exquisite.
Another shop, Breckenridge Spice Merchants, was full of every kind of spice you could imagine including some I never heard of. The smells wafting from that spice shop enticed shoppers to come in. I picked up a bag of Applewood Spice for meats. I tried it as a rub on grilled steak and it was delicious!
If you love art work, the town boasts several shops with amazing local artists featured. Beautiful sketches, paintings and photography line their walls. Breckenridge Art Gallery has been in operation for 30 years! The town also displays a quaint historical museum at the Breckenridge Welcome Center that shows off it’s proud history as a mining town to the up-and-coming resort town we know today.
With the view of the beautiful mountains surrounding the downtown and all the quaint shops and easy beautiful walking paths, Breckenridge is a top visit in the summer. It will quickly become a favorite destination when it’s warm.