a weekend in breckenridgeWednesday, December 16, 2015
Tyler and I really enjoy touring breweries when we go on vacation, so this was really fun for us! The tour itself was nothing special. They give you a hand held speaker that you control. As you walk through the brewery, it explains what you are looking at during different parts of the tour. Each area has a number that you type into the speaker and it will tell you about what you are seeing. After the tour, you are given 3 beer samples. They do not have every beer available, but they do have quite a few free options! I was surprised to learn that Coors owns Blue Moon, Leinenkugel's, Redd's, etc. I chose Blue Moon for my free drinks. It was really cool to see such a big brewery. However, the tour of Lake Front Brewery in Milwaukee definitely topped this one overall!
We rented a condo through HomeAway. Neither of us have ever done a condo rental before, but we were surprised at how easy to was to find a place that was just right for us! We rented this Ski-In and Ski-Out Condo . We were right at the base on Peak 9 and one block away from Main Street. We walked to go skiing and even walked to go out to dinner! I would highly recommend our condo if you are traveling in a group of 2-4. It was perfect for just the 2 of us and the living room had a pull out couch. I think it would be kind of cramped with a group of 4, but you could definitely make it work! We loved having a condo because we had so much more room to spread out. It was nice to have a living space so that we had somewhere to relax besides just a hotel bed. Additionally, the location was perfect for coming back to the condo during lunch. Since we had a full kitchen we cooked breakfast and lunch each day we were in our condo. I love that we were able to save money and that it was so easy to get back to the mountain! (We just had to walk out the back door of the condo, ski down a slight hill, and we were at a chairlift!)
Our first day on the mountain was honestly incredible! We really lucked out with the weather. We took a risk going to Breckenridge for a ski trip when we did because the mountain opened just one week before. Luckily, they had a big snowfall the day before we got to Colorado so there was plenty of fresh snow for us to ski/board on! The whole mountain was not open, but we had plenty of runs available to keep us entertained for the 2 days of skiing. I think we would have been able to be entertained for one more day even! The views from the mountains were incredible. If you have never been, you must take a trip to the mountains one day! They are breathtaking.
After day one on the mountain we went back to our condo to relax a little bit. Both Tyler and I were exhausted! That night we met up with my Aunt and Uncle for dinner. We went to South Ridge Seafood Grill. It was so yummy! Tyler and I split the salmon dinner and then had a side of crab cakes. Both were very delicious! The restaurant was very nice and I loved how close it was to where we were staying. Even if you don't ski, I really think you could spend a weekend in Breck! There are so many shops and restaurants right on the main street. Once you got to your condo, you would not need a car to get around again because everything is so close!
The next day, we did some shopping in Breckenridge. We walked into so many stores, but only bought one thing (croakies for Tyler haha). We were a little pressed for time before we had to head back to Denver to get to the airport. It would have been nice to have had one more day just to dedicate to shopping in Breckenridge because I really didn't feel like we had enough time. If you are taking a trip to Breckenridge in the future, I would highly recommend allocating time to exploring the main street!
It was a great trip to Breckenridge and I am so glad we were able to get back to the mountains! Our first vacation with each other was a ski trip to Copper Mountain so it was really fun to go back to the same area. I would definitely recommend taking a weekend trip to Breckridge. There are so many fun things to do there and you could easily spend a weekend in Breckenridge (whether you ski or not)! If you want to check out more of my travel guides, head here.
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