Craving a weekend getaway with some added downhill action? Then head to Aspen, Colorado, where during the winter months, you can fit in some skiing or snowboarding between your sightseeing trips. Famous ski resorts such as Snowmass and Buttermilk are only a short drive from Aspen. Visit during the summer months, and those same hills and peaks are ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and climbing. In Aspen itself, be sure to spend some time on your city break at the Aspen Art Gallery, or take a relaxing stroll around the John Denver Sanctuary, an unspoiled woodland dedicated to the late singer, who lived in the Rockies. As the day draws to a close, make the most of the ski resorts' lively nightlife with atmospheric dinner and drinks surrounded by stunning scenery, or take a stargazing tour out into the Rockies, where your guide will help you spot constellations and planets.