There’s something magical about Colorado in the summer. The sun is shining, the river and lakes are gleaming, and the flowers never cease their bloom. If you’re fortunate enough to already reside here, you know the joys of taking day trips all across Summit County. If you are, however, new to these parts or are just passing through, here’s our guide to enjoying all that Colorado’s Playground has to offer!
Experience fine art, galleries, and performance spaces all within the art district of Breckenridge. With a multi-facility arts campus that plays host to an assortment of creative events and exhibits, this gathering place is perfect for those looking to take in and experience art culture in new ways. The art district may be a newer center to the Breckenridge community, but it’s already a major pull for locals and visitors alike.
There’s nothing quite like paddle boarding on Lake Dillon. With mountains surrounding you and clear waters, paddle boarding gives the unique balance of thrill and relaxation. Companies like Stand Up Paddle offer clinics and private tours of the lake. If you’re new to the sport, not to worry, their morning clinics are specifically aimed for beginner and intermediate paddlers, when finicky Colorado weather is least likely to change.
If you want to get out on Lake Dillon, but paddle boarding isn’t your calling, there are a multitude of vehicles to explore the lake with. From kayaks to pontoon boats, getting out on the water and cooling off on a hot summer’s day is the perfect way to spend the day with other locals.
Visiting the picturesque town of Frisco will bring you back to another, simpler time. Of course, with its close proximity to the Dillon Reservoir and immaculate trails, any outdoor enthusiast wouldn’t be short on activities to fill their day. However, it’s a good idea to take advantage of “Colorado’s Main Street”. With shopping and dining options being unparalleled, Frisco is the perfect spot for the entire family to spend time together, and take a leisurely stroll down main.
There’s a magic in the air...literally. Take a hot air balloon ride and see Vail in a completely new and exciting way. Although most hot air balloon tours happen all year long, if you want to bask in the warmth of the cool summer breeze from way up high, the end of the summer is the perfect time to seek out this thrilling adventure.
Vail is well known across the country as a perfect winter getaway, with Vail Village playing the ideal spot to cozy up after a long day of skiing with a cup of hot chocolate. But just because summer is in full swing, doesn’t mean Vail Village is no longer a perfect place to take in the sights. This ski resort is filled with shops and dining that will entice the whole family. It’s also the perfect place to get the latest outdoor, ski, and snowboarding gear before the start of the winter season. Mom and dad will love the jewelry, clothing, and gear shops, the kids will love the idyllic toy store and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. It’s the perfect place to settle down after a long summer day. With a nod to classic European alpine architecture, this stunning village will magically transport you to another time and place.
Feel Like a Local
There are endless possibilities for fun and excitement when traveling through Summit County. Whether you’re spending a day in Dillon, or a week traversing the entire county, all of Colorado never ceases to amaze. If you want to feel like a true local, it might be time to consider becoming an actual local altogether! If you’re one of the many that have fallen in love with a mountain town, the team at Coldwell Mountain Properties would love to help you make the dream of living in Summit County a reality. Let us help you find your new vacation getaway, or forever home!
By Coldwell Banker