Breckenridge vacations really do have something for everyone, whether you're an outdoors lover, a history buff or an art lover. The artistic personality in Breckenridge is closely related to its history in the Gold Rush and the people who journeyed far to arrive in the town. Come be a part of this creative spirit, beginning with finding a Colorado vacation house for your stay. You can find a range of comfortable Breckenridge homes for rent at Breckenridge Vacation Rentals. Many homes are right in town, giving you easy access to the Breckenridge Art District, as well as the slopes and much more.
Infuse your Breckenridge vacations with arts and culture by visiting the Breckenridge Art District. Not far from your Colorado vacation house in Breckenridge, the Arts District has recently expanded to include new buildings and is located in the area on Washington Avenue, which is between the streets of Main and Ridge. The district features art, theater, music and heritage sites and museums. The anchor of the district is no doubt the Riverwalk Center, which is an indoor amphitheater that holds concerts, film festivals and much more throughout the year. On the second Saturday of every month, the Arts District offers a sort of open-house walkabout. This allows visitors to see the newest displays at the Breckenridge Theatre Gallery and talk to both new and visiting artists. The galleries remain open until 8PM. Throughout the year, the district has a constantly rotating lineup of new exhibits, events, festivals and much more.
Get outside of your Breckenridge homes for rent and explore some of the other fun places in the Arts District. The main "campus" of the district includes the Ceramic Studio, Hot Shop, Robert Whyte House, the Tin Shop, Quandary Antiques Cabin, Randall Barn, Fuqua Livery Stable and the Ridge Treet Arts Square. Other groups with ongoing events include the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, the Breckenridge Film Festival, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Breckenridge Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra. The Backstage Theatre shows a variety of live shows throughout the year and you might just find your favorite. The Breckenridge Film Festival is held every year in September and has been ongoing for 35 years as of 2015. The Breckenridge Music Festival is not just a one day or even a one week event, but a series of year-round performances. Check with the Festival to see what might be playing during your stay.
With the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, you will find a concerted effort to preserve the unique heritage of the town through various historic sites and tours. The amount of tours presented by this group is endless. You can take the Historic Walking Tour of Breckenridge or enjoy the Victorian Tour & Tea, with a relaxing Victorian tea at the end of it. For those who love the spookier side, the Breckenridge Haunted Tour and Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour are a great way to find out about the ghostly past.
The galleries in Breckenridge are equally varied. You'll find everything from posters to prints to fine art. Many of the artists displaying in the town are local and many also do Southwest or Western-themed art. If you like to be hands-on, check out the workshops at Robert Whyte House. There's something here for everyone, whether adult, teen or child. Anything from painting, ceramics, creative writing and much more. The Tin Shop hosts resident artists and engages visitors with exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, workshops and more.
Be prepared to find a lot to do on your Breckenridge vacations, whether it's a day on the slopes or on the green, or a day (or two) exploring the town's fantastic Arts District. The first step is to secure your Colorado vacation house so you can start planning your trip itinerary. Contact Breckenridge Vacation Rentals to find out about all our great Breckenridge homes for rent, right near what you want to see and do.