Snowmass in Colorado is known for many things, however, it is especially appreciated for being a haven for mountain bike riders, superb restaurant lovers, and magnificent spa enthusiasts. Places like Westin Snowmass Resort and the very popular Viceroy Snowmass have been the center of attention for years and are a must on the list of every new visitor.
If you are a fan of skiing, Snowmass, which is peacefully nestled in the Rocky Mountains, is for you as it is home to the second-largest snow resort in the state. If you are not a lover of skiing, no worries. During September it hosts the remarkable Balloon Festival, which is just as impressive.
There is more to California than sunshine, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. In one of the most astonishing valleys in the state, you can find the Anderson Vallet, located in the heart of Boonville. The vineyards are breathtaking and for a moment there you forget you are in the United States and you are captured with a European sensory experience.
Boonville was once known as The Corners and Kendall's City. It earned its name back in 1860 when Mr. Alonzo Kendall opened a hotel in Kendall, however, after the land was sold to Mr. W. W. Boone, the place was named Boonville, after the new landowner.
One of the highest towns in Colorado (about 10,000 feet high), is Leadville. It is a former mining town that during the 19th century, was the second most populated town in Colorado. Denver, as always, came first. Leadville is the perfect place for those who love food (who isn't?), beer, and jogging.
Years back, if you said Leadville, you said the Wild West. It was the center of it all and the place where everything happened. To this day, the ancient mines have a significant part in the town's history, and the National Mining Hall of Fame museum has become an important tourist attraction.
New Mexico: Chimayó
If you are looking for the country's most significant Catholic pilgrimage which takes place every Easter, you must pay a visit to Chimayó in New Mexico. It has dozens of unique events and the many galleries that offer native collectibles are not hard to find. This small town is home to the Ortega and Trujillo families' famous weaving businesses and many shops offer these goods.
If you are visiting New Mexico and happen to reach Chimayó, put the Centinela Traditional Weaving Arts on your must-see list. This beautiful place goes all the way back to 1680 just when the Spanish ended their commitments to the region.
Montana: Big Sky
Like most towns in the country, regardless of them being large or small, Big Sky also has an interesting story behind its name. The town of Big Sky, located in Montana is known for its absence of a metropolis and having no light pollution.
It is the gates to America's first national Park and is considered THE place to be among many celebrations. Apparently, Justin Timberlake and his wife chose Big Sky to raise their family, avoiding the big city life and enjoying a better quality of living. After researching this place and realizing what it has to offer, we don't blame them.