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Legendary California redwoods in California’s scenic Humboldt County.

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picture cheese selection at Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station in the Cheese Triangle

Marin's rural landscape is home to a fine cheese region and delivers award-winning cheeses from places such as Cowgirl Creamery.

Airstream trailer with deck and patio at Autocamp in Santa Barbara, California picture

Staying at these faithfully restored Airstream and vintage trailer
accommodations are both cushy and fun ways to explore the West.

picture a kiteboarder at Floras Lake
picture shelves show off wares at Misty Meadows Jams in Bandon
picture landscaped gardens and flower beds at Shore Acres State Park
picture Oregon Coast Historical Railway museum's restored 1922 Baldwin steam locomotive
picture Port O’ Call shop in Bandon-by-the-Sea
picture sea stacks at Samuel H. Boardman park
picture stairs lead to the beaches of Coquille Point
picture the Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge near Gold Beach
picture the Patrick Hughes House near Cape Blanco
picture the stunning bluffs of Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor on the Southern Oregon Coast
picture visitors contemplate heroic Coast Guard rescues in Port Orford
picture Wagyu burger at Oxenfre Public House in Brookings

Sea stacks and steam engines, mighty rivers and mouthwatering meals. The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway invites you to hit the ground running.

picture child enjoys a High Life adventure zip line ride in Warrenton, Oregon

Stroll along waterfront trails, dig razor clams, ride a zip line, and peek into Oregon's history at the mouth of the Columbia River.

picture kayakers on Mokelumne River near Lodi California
picture server pouring native zinfandel at m2 winery in Acampo

Discover heritage grapes, Zinfest in spring, the Sandhill Crane Festival in fall, and a Japanese garden in an historic Central Valley town.

picture T-rex sculpture in front of Two Medicine Dinosaur Center in Choteau Montana

Discover picturesque Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest, dig for dinosaur bones, and enjoy a juicy rib-eye steak in central Montana.

picture remodeled room at the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort on the Oregon coast south of Lincoln City

Stay at a renovated 1965 lodge with local contemporary art and stellar views of the Oregon coast and of Siletz Bay.

picture view of Tamolitch Pool and trail east of Eugene, Oregon

Hike to the jewel-like Tamolitch Pool created by Oregon’s ancient volcanoes at the end of the McKenzie River Trail, 75 miles east of Eugene.

picture pond and pagoda at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon

A Japanese garden, a rooftop sanctuary, and other bits of greenery provide respite in 11 cities in the West.

picture roasted and raw carrot dish at Coquine in Portland, Oregon

Enjoy vegetables as a main dish at many restaurants across the West, including Coquine in Portland, Ore., and Press in St. Helena, Calif.

picture Montana elk and cherries served at Cafe Kandahar in Whitefish
picture strawberry shave ice from Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha
picture wild salmon served at the Saltry Restaurant in Halibut Cove
picture Idaho trout has a supple, creamy flesh
picture fresh fruit tops a Utah scone served at Penny Ann's Café in Draper
picture Bipartisan Cafe serves a sweet-tart marionberry pie
picture crispy, golden Walla Walla onion rings beckon
picture a foil-wrapped burrito from La Taqueria is filled with meat and beans

Whet your appetite a state-by-state guide to regional specialties, including San Francisco burritos, the Utah scone, and Oregon’s marionberry pie.

picture seasonal tartare of minced steak with cipollini onion rings and Parmesan crisps at Chambar
picture the Granville Island Public Market glows in the dusk
picture veal sweetbreads on toast and Mr. Wolfe cocktail at L’Abattoir in Vancouver
picture ornate architectural elements frame natural beauty at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
picture locals gather for Asian fusion fare at Bao Bei Brasserie
picture basket of salmon fish-and-chips with fried oysters and coleslaw at Fish Counter
picture comforting beef and Guinness pie at Dock Lunch
picture a colorful array of macarons at Bon Macaron Patisserie on Granville Island

From sustainable seafood to Asian fusion “schnacks," discover a bounty of edible adventures in Canada’s culinary capital.

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