Breckenridge Nordic Center#7 in Best Things To Do in Breckenridge
It's not all about downhill skiing here. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing get some serious love at places like the Breckenridge Nordic Center, which offers 1,400 acres of groomed terrain and soaring mountain views. Along with the woodland trails, the center offers lessons for first-timers (for both adults and kids). You'll also find a lodge here, perfect for grabbing food and drinks or simply warming up by the massive stone fireplace.
Visitors can't say enough about the friendly and accommodating staff members and the gorgeous landscape. In fact, the views are so beautiful that the Nordic center is a popular place for weddings. Travelers also appreciate how affordable activities are, especially compared to Breckenridge Ski Resort. You can even trade in your skis for snowshoes if you want to try both sports – at no additional charge.
The Nordic skiing season runs from mid-November to mid-April, and trail passes cost $20 for adults and $15 for kids. If you don't have equipment, you can rent it at the center for an additional $22 for adults and $17 for kids. You'll find the Nordic Center a half-mile from downtown Breckenridge, up Ski Hill Road. For more information, visit the Breckenridge Nordic Center's website.
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#1 Main Street
The galleries, shops, bars and dining establishments along Breckenridge's Main Street have lined the street for more than a century, and are a great place to stop for a meal, a drink or some souvenirs. Local favorites include Park & Main, which specializes in breakfast, sandwiches, espresso and wine, and Empire Burger, one of the best burger spots in town. To see a play, visitors can head to Main Street's Backstage Theatre.
Although a charming central street is not necessarily unique to Breckenridge, one recent reviewer calls the town's Main Street "one of the best." With shops that appeal to people of all budgets, Main Street accommodates a variety of travelers. However, more than one person recommends making sure your parking meter is topped up; otherwise, you'll likely get a ticket. To avoid worrying about feeding a meter, utilize the free underground parking provided for customers. You'll also find a handful of hotels on Main Street – a perfect place to hang your hat if you like being in the center of the action. For more information, visit Main Street's website.
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