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Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Distance from Baltimore: 1,820 miles, about a twenty-eight-hour drive or three-hour flight Why it's cool: A great place for downhill skiing, Steamboat Springs also offers opportunities for hiking, shopping and sightseeing. Saddleback Ranch is a tourist favorite with its snowmobile tours, dinner tours and sleigh rides. Don't miss: For a fun hike and some picturesque views of nature, check out Fish Creek Falls. Information: City of Steamboat Springs, 137 10th St., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487; 970-879-2060 or Photo