The hub of the parties and nightlife in Summit County, Breckenridge knows how to entertain a traveler. Every year the town hosts festivals like Oktoberfest and Ullr Fest, updates terrain, and gets new bars and restaurants, so if you visited ten years ago, you probably wouldn't recognize the place now. Although, it is a ski town, so the feeling of local flavor stays the same. Main Street has the most offerings for tourists (which means its pricey), but if you go a few blocks east or west you'll find some local treasures. There are 75 restaurants and bars for a year-round population of 3,535, so you shouldn't have much trouble finding a table somewhere. Breckenridge is also only about an hour and 45 minutes away from Denver, so it is perfect for the front range commuter looking to live like a king for a weekend.
A performance at the Riverwalk Center, the outdoor venue right on the Blue River in the middle of town.
: Breckenridge with nearby Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin. Vail and Beaver Creek are also only 45 minutes away.
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Many resorts have opened early with one caveat, season pass holders only. Breckenridge invites pass holders and skiers purchasing tickets alike for a pre-opening pancake celebration, starting at 8:30 on the deck of the Bergenhof. Lifts start turning at 9:00, including the Colorado Superchair, Five Chair, and Rip’s Ride, accessing Springmeier, Spruce, Trygve’s and lower Crescendo runs. Also, three jumps will be available in the upper Park Lane jump line. Local radios and Ripperoo will entertain skiers all day from the Peak Eight base area. For more information, visit the Breckenridge site.