Travelers and outdoor enthusiasts love Breckenridge for its perfect blending of today and yesterday: from rustic saloons and rich history to modern resorts and ultra-chic restaurants, Breckenridge is a haven for both the history buff and contemporary-minded globetrotter. Not surprisingly, more couples are trekking to Breckenridge for a romantic getaway, or namely, their honeymoon. Newlyweds could spend an entire afternoon strolling through town, exploring Breckenridge’s unique 19th-Century Victorian homes and antiquated buildings, many of which are now restaurants, shops and lodging accommodations. Whether you're looking to turn your honeymoon into a ski getaway or a warm-weathered, outdoor adventure, Breckenridge is the destination for your honeymoon.
How to get there
Your best bet for travel is through Denver International Airport, Colorado's largest and busiest airport, which is located 80 miles from Breckenridge. Denver International Airport offers an array of rental car companies, taxi services, shuttle buses and several public transportation options. We advise renting a car for the two hour journey into Breckenridge, which will help you enjoy maximum exploration in the surround area.
Where to stay
Photo: BlueSky Breckenridge
BlueSky Breckenridge is perfect for newlyweds looking for quality and sophistication within a convenient location. This elegant, yet rustic property offers one-bedroom condo options that are similar to a private residence, but with all the amenities of a luxury hotel: library, tavern, heated pool and hot tubs and The Spa at Breckenridge. Guests can ski in ski out from the center of town, and then end the day surrounded by picturesque peaks in their private outdoor hot tub.
Another favorite lodge for romantic getaways is One Ski Hill Place, conveniently located at the base of Peak 8, giving guests that luxurious ski in ski out experience they've been looking for. Boasting unmatched service, a private Rejuvenation Center, one of the best après ski bars in the country and modern mountain comfort, One Ski Hill Place will provide you and your honey memories to last a lifetime. Getting to town has also never been easier, simply hop on the BreckConnect gondola for direct access to the Breckenridge village.
What to do
Breckenridge is full of both indoor and outdoor activities and events year round. Newlyweds should spend some quality time meandering through town hand-in-hand, exploring some of the town's most iconic and historic structures on Main Street and Lincoln Avenue. The Riverwalk Performing Arts Center and the Backstage Theater are great places to check for live music, performances and other cultural events throughout the year.
Couples looking to ski and snowboard will love exploring the diverse terrain at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Colorado's third-largest resort is ideal for all ski types and abilities and boasts 193 trails, 34 lifts and four terrain parks. Newlyweds in search of a more unique winter activity should book a dog sledding trip or snowmobiling excursion, many of which wind through the stunning Swan River Valley. For the ultimate romantic experience, you and your sweetheart can snuggle close and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through Breckenridge’s backcountry.
Nothing screams romance more than a spa day at one of Breckenridge's many luxurious and rejuvenating spa facilities. Relax and unwind at The Spa at Breckenridge, located inside the BlueSky Breckenridge, or experience the ultimate couples' treatment, including chocolate therapy, at the Blue Sage Spa, located on Main Street. If you're staying in One Ski Hill Place, take advantage of the Relax and Rejuvenate Center, a mini-spa where you can receive a quick massage or other body treatments.
Photo: Relax and Rejuvenate Center in One Ski Hill Place
Summer honeymooners can take a romantic horseback ride through the Colorado high country and fall in love Breckenridge's scenic summer views of lush meadows and spruce trees. If you're looking for something more athletic, explore over 40 miles of paved bike trails, or create lasting romantic memories and get an early start to view a spectacular Breckenridge sunrise from a hot-air balloon.
Where to eat
Ring in your new marriage with a night of fine dining at Hearthstone Restaurant, set in a historic and beautiful Victorian home on Ridge Street. The menu recently earned the title "Best Restaurant in Summit County" by the Summit County Daily News, and will dazzle your taste buds with its luxe and elevated American cuisine.
Photo: Hearthstone Restaurant
Couples can also "warm their souls" at Ember, an internationally inspired restaurant for the new American palate. Visionary Chef and owner Scott Boshaw can envision new textures and flavors that will blend together in ways you could only imagine. More casual eateries for everyday dining include comfort food at the Motherload Tavern, the best pizza in town at Fatty's and barbeque at local favorite Kenosha.