5 Tips For Planning A Weekend in Breckenridge for New Years Eve

Hey Everyone! I hope you all had an amazing holiday and new year! The past two years I have gone to New Orleans with my sister for NYE (See my New Orleans post here), but this year I decided to head to the mountains with a group of friends from college. Although only two out of the ten of us actually ski, it was a much-needed relaxing weekend with lots of laughs, and a little bit of altitude sickness. Below are some tips I have if you want to plan a trip like this for yourself!

Where We Stayed In Breckenridge

We rented an Airbnb in Breckenridge for the weekend and couldn’t have been happier. There was plenty of space for everyone in the house and it had breathtaking views! (Click HERE for the exact place we stayed – our host Shelly was great!)

Tips for Planning a Trip:

I wish I had more exciting stories to tell, but the weekend consisted of doing a whole lot of nothing – which to me was the perfect way to end the year. We went into the downtown area of Breckenridge one day where there are a ton of cute shops, restaurants and breweries to explore. Below are a few tips/ takeaways I had from the weekend:

  1. If you rent a car – get an SUV. With the snow in the mountains you can never be too careful and it’s easier to pack up all your gear. Even if you have status with Hertz or National where you can pick whatever car you want once you get there, still make sure to reserve a specific class. Almost all of the SUVs were fully rented when we got to the airport.
  2. Altitude sickness is real! I think almost everyone in my group felt pretty terrible at one point since none of us are used to being in such high altitudes. My advice is, take it easy, listen to your body and drink lots of water!
  3. If you want to rent a house, book it early! We booked our Airbnb in April and there were already places we had looked at that were no longer available.
  4. Check out an Oxygen bar. Since we were literally getting our breath taken away (and not just from the scenery), we checkout out an Oxygen Bar downtown Breckenridge. It was an interesting experience to say the least, but we walked away feeling a little more energetic (although it was probably all in our heads).
  5. Stock up on snacks in Denver when you fly in. It will be easier to shop and once you are there you can go straight into exploring! There are a ton of cute restaurants and breweries downtown Breckenridge as well!

Most Important: Have fun with your friends, don’t take yourself too seriously, play in the snow, do whatever makes your year end on the best possible note!

Thank you so much for stopping by!



  1. Robert
    January 6, 2018 / 11:11 am

    What a life you live. Hope 2018 is the best year ever for you.
    Take care.

  2. January 6, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    I LOVE this post so much! It’s got me excited about traveling this year and my first stop is actually Denver!!! <3 My boyfriend and I want to travel there this winter and this has gotten me so pumped!

    So please tell us more about this oxygen store!!! That's soooo crazy! You're literally just breathing in scented air? I love it! I totally can't wait to go! Happy New Year and I'm so happy you shared how great of a time you had there!

    • Kirsten Elizabeth
      January 7, 2018 / 7:51 am

      Thank you so much Lexie! You are going to have an amazing time there! They Oxygen bar was hilarious. You guessed it – you literally pick a scent and then how long you want to breath it in for. My group only did 15 minutes, but apparently if you do it for 45 minutes it helps with nausea and altitude sickness. 15 minutes was only $12 so it’s worth doing just for fun if you’re there!

      I hope you have a great New year as well!!!

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