Frisco, Colorado was recently honored to be named one of the “20 Coolest Towns In The United States,” by Business Insider. Not only did we make this distinguished list, we took the number two spot! As residents of this fabulous little mountain town, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be nationally recognized and are excited that even more folks out there will get a sneak peek into what makes Frisco so great. In the spirit of all this great recognition, we thought we’d expand this list and give you six of our own favorite reasons to visit Frisco.
1. Outdoor Recreation
When it comes to outdoor recreational activities, it’s hard to beat what Summit County has to offer. Whether you’re in the mood for mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, fly fishing, camping, zip-lining, horseback riding or even sailing, Frisco has what you’re looking for. Not only are there great hiking trails and bike paths for any skill level in the surrounding area, there are also a few great routes in town if that’s more your style. If you decide to stay with us while you’re in the area, our Innkeepers can help point you in the right direction of the areas that you need to explore.
2. Skiing, Skiing, And More Skiing!
It’s extremely hard to compete with Summit County’s vast amount of world class ski resorts and Frisco is central to most all of them. We may not have our own resort here in town, but as we’ve said before, Frisco is the perfect place to make your home base during your winter stays so you can easily access a slew of resorts including Keystone, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge and Vail. Plan a week stay in Frisco and hit all of the best resorts in Summit County during your stay. For more information about each resort, look here.
3. Main Street
If you’re looking for a taste of some of the best food in Summit County, or searching for a new unique piece of art to hang up on the wall at home, Frisco’s “Main Street to the Rockies” is the place you need to be. Here, you’ll find local craft shops, art galleries, boutique retails shops and more than 40 restaurant, café, bar and bistro choices. Whether you’re craving Italian, Mexican, American or even German food, we’ve got it all. Main Street is also the perfect place for a leisurely stroll and a cup of coffee to start off your day while you enjoy the surrounding breathtaking views.
4. Lake Dillon
Frisco is home to Lake Dillon, which stretches across 3,330 acres and 25 miles of shoreline surrounded by magnificent mountains. This big, beautiful lake sits right in our own backyard and is a great spot for locals and guests alike to enjoy a plethora of on-the-water activities. Temperate summer weather allows for endless hours of fun water activities including, sailing, cannoning and kayaking, swimming, fishing and sand castle competitions on the beach. A weekend out on the lake makes for the perfect summer vacation and getaway.
Many visitors to our little town don’t realize that Frisco is rich in history. A stop in at the Frisco Historic Park and Museum will give you insights into Frisco’s rich history, including the early mining days to the more modern developments such as the opening of Arapahoe Basin in 1946. The museum gives great perspective into the life of the people who lived in Frisco in the past, and introduces you to some of the prospectors, town officials and influential citizens that live here today. There’s definitely a lot to learn about this town we love and cherish, and the museum is a great place to start. It’s perfect for the history buff, and a great learning experience for the whole family.
6. Local Festivals and Activities
As we mentioned above, Frisco is in the heart of Summit County and, as each year comes and goes, our town is the perfect place to make your home base for all of the local festivals that roll through the area each year. In Frisco, we celebrate Wassail Days, Frisco Gold Rush, the Colorado BBQ Challenge, Fall Fest, and Salomon the Rockies. Nearby in surrounding towns, you can also enjoy the Ullr Fest, Oktoberfest and the annual Snow Sculpture Challenge in Breckenridge and Vail’s Big Beer Fest. Check each local town’s website for more information on local events and don’t forget – Frisco is quick hop away from both Vail and Breckenridge.
This list is just a handful of the things that make Frisco great. There’s so much to do here in town, and each time you visit there’s a little more to learn about what makes Frisco so unique. With so much to do in any season, we hope you’ll come up and pay a visit to one of the 20 Coolest Towns In The United States! Don’t forget to check out our Stay and Play packages, which incorporate your lodging at the Inn with other fun or relaxing activities in Frisco. Book your spring or summer vacation today!