Families traveling with kids might want to stop at the Mountain Top Children's Museum, 605 S. Park Ave. (tel. 970/453-7878; www.mtntopmuseum.org), which has a number of exhibits open daily in summer and winter; children may also want to ride the kiddie train by Breckenridge Train Company at Main Street Station, 505 S. Main St. (tel. 970/453-2806).

The Arts District of Breckenridge, Ridge Street and Washington Avenue, is a reclaimed series of old structures that offers workshops, programs, and a glimpse into working studios of visiting artists. Visit the town website at www.townofbreckenridge.com for further information.

The Festival Scene

The Breckenridge Music Festival presents dozens of classical and nonclassical music performances, with concerts in the Riverwalk Center from mid-June through mid-August. Adult tickets cost from $22 to $32; they're only $7 for students under 18. Contact the Breckenridge Music Festival, P.O. Box 1254, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (tel. 970/453-9142 or 970/547-3100 for the box office; www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com).

Genuine Jazz in Breckenridge, on the last weekend of June, showcases Colorado jazz ensembles with styles ranging from Dixieland to bebop to New Age. Local bars and nightclubs host Friday and Saturday night performances, and there are also free outdoor concerts. Contact Peak Performances, Box 57, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (tel. 866/464-2626 for tickets; www.genuinejazz.com).

The Breckenridge Festival of Film, held in early September, attracts Hollywood directors and actors to town to discuss some two dozen films in all genres. Films that have premiered here include American Beauty, The Shawshank Redemption, Shark Tale, and L.A. Confidential. For more information, contact the Breckenridge Festival of Film, P.O. Box 718, Breckenridge, CO 80424 (tel. 970/453-6200; www.breckfilmfest.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.