Love is in the air in Breckenridge, and while it may be a bit chilly around town, there are many great ways to get warm and toasty with a loved one this Valentine’s Day in Breckenridge. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening on the town, an exciting day filled with winter activities, or are just trying to take it easy, Breckenridge is the perfect place to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day in Breckenridge
Relax and Unwind
Start the day off slow with mindful movement at Meta Yoga Studios; they offer sunrise classes for early risers as well as a variety of styles and times throughout the day if you prefer to sleep in. Grab a coffee or tea next door at Cuppa Joe, or head to Amazing Grace Natural Eatery for healthy, organic breakfast and lunch options. Try Bold Restaurant and Bar where you can build your own Bloody Mary.
Schedule a couples massage or spa treatment of your choice from the extensive options at Harmony Health Massage & Wellness, or enjoy an ayurvedic treatment or healing energy work at Ambika Herbals. Many lodges and hotels in Breckenridge offer spa services- spend the day soaking in the hot tub between treatments with a glass of bubbly and a view.
Cross-Country Ski or Snowshoe: If you’re looking to be a little more active, try renting cross country skis or snowshoes at Breckenridge Nordic Center. After your adventure on the trails, take time to unwind in their beautiful handcrafted log lodge. As you take in the stunning views from the cozy lodge, bask in the warmth of their family style lounge and large fireplace while enjoying food and drink specials.
Private Sleigh Ride: It’s winter and that means it’s the perfect time for a private sleigh ride in the heart of the Rocky Mountains! Breckenridge Stables offers scenic rides with great views of the Ten Mile Range and the Continental Divide. Hot chocolate and blankets included! If you’re willing to drive a few miles down Tiger Road past the Gold Course, Golden Horseshoe Tours offers private dinner sleigh rides amidst snow-capped mountain views and starry night skies and even dinner-theater excursions. Their drivers will welcome you and fellow guests aboard the draft mule-team-driven sleighs and provide blankets to warm you for the ride. Upon arrival at the backcountry camp, the old-fashioned fun continues inside a cozy lantern-lit, wood-stove heated cabin. Your evening includes a hearty three-course, home-cooked meal with live musical entertainment.
Nordic Snowcat Adventure: Join Breckenridge Nordic Center’s fun-loving staff in one of their state of the art snowcats. The tall glass cabins are perfect for experiencing historic Legend forests in heated comfort with a stop for s’mores and hot chocolate at one of their destination huts.
Sledding at Carter Park: A day playing in the snow is a free way to enjoy the outdoors while giving your legs a break from skiing. Grab your toboggan, saucer or any slider or glider of your choice and get ready for a fun day of sledding at the Carter Park Sledding Hill. The sledding hill is free for all to use and is a perfect afternoon activity for you and your significant other to feel like kids again.
Fat Bike Beer and Distillery Tour: Guided fat bike tours are becoming a more popular way for beginners to learn the sport and for more advanced riders to find good trails. Either hit Breckenridge’s hundreds of miles of trails or embark on a fat bike beer and distillery tour if you’re looking to see more of town. Enjoy scenic views along the Blue River on the way to the world’s highest distillery, and Breckenridge’s newest Brewery, Broken Compass.
Hot Air Balloon Ride: Looking to bring your romance to new heights? Take off on a hot air balloon ride just outside of Breckenridge. Grand Adventure Balloon Tours offer winter flights, perfect for a date or proposal.
Catch a Flick: If you’re done adventuring for the day or just want to stay warm indoors, catch a flick at the intimate Speakeasy Movie Theatre- they even offer a wide variety of beer, wine and snacks. Check out what’s playing now!
Escape Rooms: Escape rooms are all the rage right now in Breckenridge! Just choose your favorite theme and test how well you and your partner solve clues and puzzles to try to escape. It’s also perfect for a group date with all your friends!
Art Classes & Workshops: Breckenridge is the perfect place to try something new with a loved one. Our historic arts district offers drop-in art classes for all levels. Try throwing pottery in a ceramics class, test your skills in woodworking, or even solder some jewelry in a metal-smith class. Not only will you have fun crafting, you get to take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir. If you don’t know exactly what you want to create, head over to Ready, Paint, Fire! where you can paint your own pre-made pottery, create mosaic art and paint your own canvas with step-by-step instructions. They even offer canvas painting parties lead by a professional, so anyone can create a fool-proof, Breckenridge-themed piece to take home that night. Be sure to order some beer or wine to get the creative flow going!
Axe Throwing: Throw an axe and have some fun! Throwing lanes are available by the hour for parties of 4 or more and special group events up to 65 people. They’ll teach you to throw safely for a fun and empowering experience. MTN AXE Breck is like nothing else on or off the mountain.
After a big day playing in the snow, head out for a night on the town and try some of Breckenridge’s Most Romantic Restaurants. Grab drinks at one of many bars right in town, and don’t forget to grab some happy-hour deals at Aurum featuring half-priced menu items, half priced wines by the glass, $3 draft beer and $7 classic Cocktails!
Head to the World’s Highest Distillery for special a multi-course Valentine’s Dinner including a St. Valentines Punch. Relax in the Cupid’s Whisky Lounge before heading to the dining room to enjoy award winning spirits. Make Reservations.
Many of Breckenridge’s restaurants are on OpenTable, and we suggest booking ahead of time, especially for Valentine’s Day. If you’re going to a restaurant that doesn’t accept reservations, plan to arrive a little earlier than normal and expect a wait. Put your name down early and then take a relaxing stroll down Main Street to look at the holiday lights up year-round. Warm up with hot cocoa from one of the many coffee shops in town and visit Breckenridge’s unique, locally owned boutiques.
If you prefer to stay in, order take-out from one of the many delicious restaurants in town. Stop by Ridge Street Wine to pick up some wine, cheese and chocolate for a romantic evening by the fireplace. For flowers, call Bloom, Petal & Bean or just swing by City Market to make your own arrangement and pair with a Red Box movie.
Other Fun Ideas
Looking to get close? Bundle up and take the Ghostly Tales tour to explore the darker side of our wild west past with chilling tales of the ghosts that remain here. Ghost hunting equipment provided! If you want to learn more about Breckenridge’s past, check out Breckenridge Heritage Alliance’s free museums like the Barney Ford Victorian Home and the Edwin Carter Discovery Museum.
If you’re still not tired after a romantic dinner or are single and ready to mingle, check out the late night scene in Breckenridge. Live music, dancing, drink specials– we’ve got them all!
Lodging: A mountain getaway is never a bad idea and Breckenridge is the perfect destination for a Valentine’s Day vacation. There are quaint B&Bs, mountain cabins, condos, hostels and historic houses to accommodate couples, solo travelers and groups of friends alike for a weekend or mid-week mountain retreat.