One thing I love, is a good day trip. The perfect day trip is not far from Denver (under 2 hours is preferable) and the place I’m visiting ideally has lots of gorgeous nature to get lost in and lots of fun activities. Frisco, CO, just an hour and fifteen minutes from Denver, is that town! With endless mountain vistas and lots of incredible winter activities, it’s the perfect day trip from Denver.
Here’s five awesome things to do, and if you feel like making a weekend of it, I’ve got great recommendations for where you can stay!
1. Take a Sleigh Ride – Two Below Sleigh Rides will take you on a horse pulled sleigh ride amidst snow-capped mountains and the starry night-time skies. They have two kinds of rides, a scenic hot coca ride or a dinner sleigh ride. The season is from mid-November until the first week in April. Get more info on pricing and how to make your reservation, here.
2. Check Out This Beer Fest… On Skis! – The Town of Frisco knows how to throw one heck of a party. The 4th Annual Frisco BrewSki takes place this Saturday, March 9. If skiing groomed trails with a stunning mountain backdrop, while stopping at Beer Tents and snack stations is your idea of a perfect day, you don’t want to miss BrewSki (costumes highly encouraged!)! Music and an after-party, too!
Tickets are just $30 before the event, and $35, the day of. You can get tickets, here.
How beautiful are these groomed trails in Frisco, CO?
3. Be A Kid Again and Go Tumble Bubbling – Have you ever been inside a giant (9ft) plastic human hamster ball? Tumbling and sliding on the snow? Well, you have to, because you will never laugh harder! It’s one of the biggest attractions at Frisco Adventure Park. Grab your gang, and all the info, here.
4. Go Snow Tubing – One of the most fun days I’ve had out, was at a tubing hill. The anticipation was so exciting and the ride was thrilling. The tubing hill at Frisco Adventure Park is open until the first week of April. I love that they do reservations, this way they can make sure the hill isn’t too packed. Check out pricing and reservation info, here.
Did I miss a winter activity you love? The Town of Frisco has more to offer, like cross country skiing, snowshoeing and more. Check out those activities, here.
5. EAT AT THESE GREAT RESTAURANTS – You’ve worked up an appetite playing in the snow all day, so now, it’s time to eat! Here are some amazing restaurants to check out. Butterhorn Bakery & Cafe – if brunch is your perfect meal, or your goal is just to grab a fresh baked good and coffee, Butternhorn Bakery & Cafe is your spot!Maybe you’re looking for something a little spicy! I’m a huge fan of The Lost Cajun, and if you love Cajun and Creole food, you will too. Think Lobster Bisque, Po’ Boys, beignets and delicious Gumbo.
If you’re the type that likes to keep it simple after a day on the hill, I bet you’ll love Prosit Fine Beers & Sausages. Platters of mixed sausages, soft pretzels and other Bavarian treats await you. If you catch a warm day, grab a seat on the patio!
STAY FOR THE WEEKEND
Want to extend your trip to an overnight? There are lots of fantastic places to stay in Frisco.
Frisco Inn on Galena is a really charming bed and breakfast It’s located just off Main Street and boasts an indoor hot tub, and a small rec room with a pool table. Frisco Lodge is another lovely bed and breakfast to stay in. Guests love the outdoor fireplace, hot tub and convenience to downtown. If you’re traveling with a bigger group and you’re looking for more of a vacation rental, the Town of Frisco makes it really easy to book a house, condo or lodge. Grab that info, here.
I hope this gives you some great ideas of what to do in Frisco, CO! Thank you for sharing it on Facebook & Pinterest!