Breckenridge enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, but the weather may not always fall in your favor. For those rainy days, there’s plenty of Breckenridge indoor activities to enjoy so you can keep the fun going inside. We’ve assembled a list our favorite things to do on rainy days in Breckenridge, so you can make a decision on how you want to spend your day!
Taste the Local Drinks
Breckenridge is home to several breweries, wineries, and distilleries, all of which offer flights and tasty food to accompany them. For beer, there’s Breckenridge Brewery or the Broken Compass. To make your beer tour more interesting, add a fat bike tour courtesy of Ridden. For wine, try Continental Divide or Carboy Winery. For spirits, the Breckenridge Distillery is a favorite for both food and drinks, and it’s the highest distillery in the world! They also offer tours of their distillery outside town, or a tasting room that’s easily accessible on Main Street.
Try your hand at an escape room, which is fun for the whole family. There’s Mountain Time Escape Rooms and Escape Room Breckenridge, both of which are great companies that will be super fun! For both companies, your experience is private, so you know no strangers will be accompanying you. If you haven’t done an escape room before, this would be a fun new thing to try!
Country Boy Mine
Although their facility is outdoors, most of the fun takes place indoors on this tour. We highly recommend it for families and any mineral or mining enthusiasts. The mine tour drops 1000 feet into one of Colorado’s most famous mines and ends with free gold panning where you can keep what you find. This tour is one of the most recommended ones in the area!
Go Ice Skating
You can ice skate year-round at the indoor Stephen C. West Ice arena near downtown Breckenridge. Check their website for open skate hours and to make reservations. They also offer ice skating lessons and drop-in curling on Fridays.
Take a Crafting Class
The Breckenridge Creative Arts and Breck Create have partnered to put on various crafting classes through the year, with classes ranging from beginner oil painting and crochet, to wire wrapped jewelry and glass blowing. Check out their schedule and prices here!
Take a Cooking Class
The local community college, Colorado Mountain College (or CMC for short) regularly offers cooking classes. There’s no experience or college enrollment required, and you can take culinary trips around the world to places like Brazil, Italy, Morocco, and more! Follow the link to CMC above to see their current schedule of events.
Have a Game Night
Visit the local toy store, Peak A Boo Toys, to pick up some games or puzzles to enjoy at your rental or hotel. Start a new family tradition with a game night, or start a local puzzle of the Breckenridge mountain. During lockdown and Covid-19, they did touchless curbside delivery of puzzles and games for home entertainment. They helped us enjoy quarantine more, and we will forever be grateful of that!
For games outside of the house, stop by Downstairs at Eric’s which is a restaurant owned by the Mayor of Breckenridge. They have an awesome arcade for people of all ages.
Have a Spa Day
Have a relaxing day by getting a massage at Breckenridge Mountain Massage, getting a facial at Blue Sage Spa, getting your nails done at Love and Lacquers, or getting your hair cut at Breckenridge Chopping Block. There’s so many wonderful small businesses in town that are sure to help you relax and enjoy your chill day.
The local Breckenridge Recreation Center is an impressive 88,000 square foot facility that offers a great opportunity for families to swim, including two pools and a two-story slide. There’s a small lazy river, a basketball hoop, and a mini vortex pool. There’s also a pool with 4 lap lanes and two hot tubs, as well as a steam room and sauna. If you want to exercise, their gym facility has it all with a running track, climbing wall, racquetball courts, cardio equipment, and a weight room.
See a Movie
Newly open and recently renovated in 2015, The Eclipse movie theater was originally a historic indoor swimming pool constructed in 1909 in the basement of the red brick schoolhouse that now houses the library. With the recent renovation, the theater went digital and now offers first-run Blockbusters, as well as classic, art house, and independent films. They offer alcohol from local breweries and wineries on tap. See here for showtimes and tickets. For other shows, there’s also Breckenridge Backstage Theater.
If you have already tried it, a fun Breckenridge indoor activity is axe throwing at Mountain Axe on Main Street. They advertise “AXEtreme adventure” and a fun time while safely teaching you how to throw an axe for an exciting and empowering expereince.
About the Author
Ashley is an adventurous soul who loves all things nature, especially warm sunshine, hiking, wildflowers, and mushrooms. If she isn’t writing content for Know Nothing Nomads, she’s probably in a forest looking at big mountain views and tiny pieces of moss on the side of the trail.