The next destination in our “Live like a Local” blog series is taking us to Breckenridge, Colorado. RTG Medical wants to ensure if you’re heading to Colorado for an assignment, we assist you with a couple of fun to-dos if you’re near Breckenridge! With an elevation of 9,600 ft. above sea level, the town of Breckenridge is nestled in the mountains. Breckenridge is nationally recognized for its historic scenery and the wide variety of dining and nightlife hotspots. First stop… Cajun food.
Our first stop in Breckenridge is The Lost Cajun featuring seafood, Cajun and Creole, soup, and American food. Instead of chips and salsa, the restaurant serves a variety of delicious gumbo and jambalaya samples to start. Don’t forget an order of alligator bites as an appetizer; you won’t regret it. Served on the left is a house favorite, The Po Boys, and the right features a Seafood Platter. Both dishes were seasoned exceptionally, just as you’d find them in New Orleans. The owner, Raymond Griffin moved from Barataria, Louisiana to the Rockies to accomplish his and his wife’s dream of living in the mountains and opening a little gumbo shop.
The second stop in Breckenridge is Crepes a La Cart featuring sweet and savory filled crepes. While traveling through downtown stop by the hut for breakfast, lunch, or dessert with the variety of options of toppings. Stopping is a must-do while in town because of the delicious crepes, the friendly atmosphere, and the great view. The hut also offers an ultimate hot chocolate and it is to die for. The hot chocolate comes with whip crème, chocolates, and caramel drizzled to top it off.
The third stop in Breckenridge is the BreckConnect Gondola. The gondola and other transportation services are a completely free service for anyone who lives or visits the town. The gondola makes it easy to travel from downtown to the bases of Peak 7 and 8. The length of the gondola system is 7,592 feet long and takes an average of 20 minutes to take a round trip. The gondola runs from June-Mid September and then opens again during ski seasons. Plus, the views are picture perfect!
If you have ever taken an assignment in Colorado and visited Breckenridge, let us know your favorite hot spots by tweeting us. If Colorado sounds like an area you’re interested in traveling to, check out our job board to see what positions we have open, then give us a call!