7 must do’s when in Frisco, CO for 24 hours (sponsored)
by Ashlee Bratton, brought to you by Town of Frisco
Whether you’re on a getaway with the family in tow or are an adventure seeker sans wee ones, there’s more to Frisco than just hitting the nearby slopes.
Sitting down with Vanessa Agee, town of Frisco communications director and local adventuring enthusiast of over 10 years, there was no pause when giving her two cents on how to spend some time in this town that “has somehow escaped the crush of tourism. There is always a spot at the bar and a spot to park in.”
TICK TOCK. STARTING OFF…
Morning: Everyone knows the importance of a good cup of coffee and the power of pancakes. Find a seat at the Log Cabin Cafe, a quirky and rustic eatery on Main Street offering an array of breakfast selections ranging from malted Belgium waffles to chile rellenos. Or, for something on the sweeter side, visit the Butterhorn Bakery & Café to satisfy a chocolate croissant or cinnamon roll craving. No matter where you go to start your day, there’s plenty of java to be found.
10 a.m. Time to Play
Go cross-country skiing at the Frisco Nordic Center – lycra not required. Located at the Frisco Adventure Park on the Frisco Peninsula, the Nordic Center offers a convenient and authentic cross-country skiing experience, provided by local legends Gene and Therese Dayton. You might even be lucky enough to catch Gene on his accordion. And, if you opted to bring your dog along, take skijoring lessons. Skijoring originated in Scandinavia, and involves cross-country skiing while being pulled by your dog(s).
12 p.m. Time to Eat
Nosh at the Himalayan Cuisine on Main Street for their fabulous lunch buffet. As the name implies, enjoy Indian and Nepalese fare, or go a completely different direction and get a hot dog from the Deli Belly’s. Or, the Buttafuco sub from Peppino’s Pizza and Subs may even make you forget you’re a vegetarian.
2 p.m. Time to Relax
Everyone will love Foote’s Rest Sweet Shoppe, serving decadent fudge and candy, and getting lost in the stacks of The Next Page Books and Nosh while giving the resident dogs – Dickens and Scout – some obligatory pets and scratches. The staff offers insightful book recommendations, while the adjacent cafe serves hummus plates, wine and excellent hot chocolate.
Otherwise, lose track of time at GatherHouse, a glass blowing studio and gallery, where walk-in guests can enjoy glass blowing demonstrations. Lessons in transforming 2,000-degree molten glass into beautiful pieces of art are also available.
3 p.m. Time to Spare
If feeling the need for speed, jump right back into the white stuff and tube down 1,200-ft. lanes that have varying levels of “wheeeee factor.” The Frisco Adventure Park is for big kids too.
7 p.m. Time to Nosh
The Moose Jaw, one of the best local dive bars, serves stiff drinks, good burgers and cheap beer on tap,” alongside pool tables and foosball perfect for providing respite from a tiring day snowshoe adventure. A sign on the wall reads, “Be nice or leave,” and the owner, dubbed “Mama Moose,” is ever-present and willing to dole out sage advice.
TICK TOCK… After Hours
10 p.m. Time to Unwind
Step on over to Prost, a quaint beer hall known for its authentic German sausages, pretzels with cheese spread and an international beer selection. Take over one of the old-school picnic tables located — in of all things — a dog-friendly antique mall. End the evening with a refreshing Moscow mule or a pint and a game of cards with new friends from down the table. There are plenty of places to choose from within walking distance of Main Street to find a pillow and a place to crash after a night on the town.
When asked about how to finish a 24-hour frolick in Frisco, Agee lights up. “Take that unexpected turn on Main Street,” she said. “Peel back and find something different.”
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