Are you ready to take a Breckenridge trip? Breckenridge, Colorado is home to one of the largest historical districts in the state and is also rife with opportunities to explore the outdoors. Fortunately, there are plenty of Breckenridge rentals to choose from that are close to all the fun activities in and around the town. Breckenridge vacations are a great idea at any time of the year, but this mountain paradise really comes to life in the winter. As you might expect, snow activities are popular and plentiful, but a Breckenridge trip can also include a spa day or an excellent dining experience or two. Take a look at some of the great activities for Breckenridge vacations during the winter.

One exciting and popular activity you can try on your Breckenridge trip is the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster. This coaster is available in both the summer and winter and remains one of the area's most popular attractions. Thrill seekers will love racing down the mountain over 2,500 feet of track, and rushing through the forests above and around the ski runs. You can ride this attraction in a single car or two-seaters with a friend. If you choose the latter, you can even control your own speed through the twists and turns. The Gold Runner Coaster is located at the base of Peak 8 and is accessible through the BreckConnect Gondola.

The exact opposite of the adrenaline-packed coaster is the relaxing, cozy atmosphere of Starlight Dinners at TenMile Station. Take a sled from near your Breckenridge rentals to the top of the mountain to enjoy gourmet Colorado cuisine in a unique atmosphere. The sleigh departs from the base of Peak 9 and is pulled by a SnowCat, so an old-fashion mode of transportation with a modern touch. Both kids and adults are welcome and the menu has something for every taste.

Relaxation is the name of the game at the the Rejuvenation Center in One Ski Hill Place. This center is open year-round, including in the winter so you can enjoy the variety of massage treatments on all your Breckenridge vacations. Indulge in deep tissue massage, aromatherapy and much more.

The Spa at Breckenridge provides a unique mountain spa experience that will have you coming back for more. Open regularly in every season, you won't miss out no matter when you come. Enjoy all the pampering possible from a group of skilled professionals at the Spa at Breckenridge.

Breckenridge is filled with activities for the historically-minded. One such activity is the Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour. This tour is available year-round, including in the winter and allows you to learn about the historic saloons in Breckenridge from days gone by. A Breckenridge Distillery tasting is included when available. This isn't the only historic tour available in Breckenridge though, the Barney Ford Victorian Home Tour is also available in the winter. Learn about black entrepreneur and civil rights leader Barney Ford in this free exhibit where you can visit Ford's home.

Back to fun in the snow, make sure and check out the Breckenridge Nordic Center to discover the activities of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There is everything from easy to expert trails as well as a full-service lodge where you can snack, shop or take lessons. The trails are located in the scenic White River National Forest.

The Breckenridge Recreation Center is a 69,000 square foot facility open year round and offering a variety of activities. Besides a gym, the Center features pools, tennis courts, indoor rock-climbing, dance studios, a pro shop, a sauna, spas, a lighted skateboard park and much more. This center is perfect for kids, adults, fitness-buffs and groups.

The Edwin Carter Discovery Center is a museum honoring Gold Rush miner Edwin Carter who became a naturalist. This activity is great for kids and includes a theater and hands-on learning center where kids can participate in activities illustrating Carter's work.

What would any kind of trip be without a haunted tour? Ghostly Tales is available in the winter and every other season in Breckenridge. This tour explores the dark side of the town with haunted tales of murder, ghosts and general mayhem. It's a good idea to dress warmly in the winter for this walking tour.

With all these fun activities available in Breckenridge, you should make sure and reserve your Breckenridge rentals early so you can get the ideal spot in this mountain paradise and enjoy everything it has to offer.