Frisco may seem like just another small Colorado mountain town at first glance, but the fun that awaits families is truly one of a kind. If you are planning a trip, or attending an event in the area, there are many fun options for kid-friendly fun. With so many ways to keep your kids entertained (and educate them in the process), the biggest challenge will be choosing what to do first.
Dillon Reservoir is a must-see stop during summer. This body of water provides endless amounts of entertainment in the form of boat rentals and lessons, fishing pole rentals, a small sandy beach and a scenic water taxi which travels between the Dillon Marina and Frisco Bay Marina. If you take the taxi, make sure to stop off and enjoy the park overlooking the reservoir on the Dillon side. The kids can play while adult visitors sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views.
If you are looking for adventure, look no further than the Frisco Adventure Park. The park offers snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sleigh rides and tubing in the winter. In summer there's a skate park, bike park, disc-golf course and wagon rides, in addition to hiking and camping.
Frisco also is home to a great recreational path where you can ride bikes or walk in several directions, and there are hiking trails easily accessible from right in town. The Visitor Information Center at the corner of Main and Third Avenue is a great resource for trail maps, rentals, shopping, dining and events.
After taking in all that the mountains and lake have to offer, it's time to relax and enjoy a stroll down Frisco's Main Street. Packed with unique stores and restaurants, there is truly something for everyone. Stork & Bear Co. and Foote's Rest Sweet Shoppe are a couple of perennial favorites with the younger crowd, and Little Bears Boutique carries new and consignment clothing and gear for little ones.
Frisco is also home to a free museum right in the heart of town, the Frisco Historic Park & Museum. Open year-round, it is the perfect place to meander with the kids and explore mountain life in times past. Featuring a schoolhouse, chapel, a kid's zone, and many historical artifacts that have been donated over the years, the museum is a great place to stroll around and leisurely take in history.
Whether vacationing in Frisco or merely visiting for an event, there are plenty of options for families to make the most of their time in Colorado, any time of year!