Colorado: In Silverton, a former mining town with roots in the late 19th century, a pianist named Lacey taps ragtime tunes on the ivories. Afterward, shop and walk around the main (and only paved) road.
Colorado: Take U.S. 550, known as the Million Dollar Highway, through the San Juan Mountains. Visit the Ouray Hot Springs Pool for splashing around, sliding down slides and simply relaxing in the various pools.
Colorado: Telluride has a funky, friendly (to dogs, too) vibe. Stop for a little java — there are no chains in Telluride — and then browse several boutiques offering more than your typical T-shirt souvenir.