4. Telluride, Colorado – 18 Hotels, 65 Restaurants, 71 Attractions (Average nightly hotel rate: $300)

This former gold rush town is now known for its picturesque snow covered peaks and year-round recreation. Travelers recommend the scenic Telluride/Mountain Village Gondola, which offers a “distractingly beautiful view” and Cosmopolitan Telluride, which has the “best happy hour in town,” according to a TripAdvisor reviewer.

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