Cannery Row
The best ocean views, hotels, dining, shopping, and more in Monterey, Calif.

Lodi Wine Country
This California appellation in the Sacramento Valley boasts 85 wineries.

Viking River Cruises
Plan a European cruise and see the continent from an unusual and relaxing perspective.

Visit Gilroy, Calif.
Spice up a getaway with top-notch shopping, wineries, and year-round events.

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What is a must-have at a hotel:
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A drive through California's Sonoma Wine Country yields freshly picked produce, star chefs, and scenery to die for.

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Follow the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway to discover Washington's glittering archipelago.

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Where do readers like to go on road trips? Anywhere in California, Utah, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington with fun stops, scrumptious eats, and gorgeous scenery.

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The Point Reyes area provides a perfect getaway with its tranquil beaches, local foods and high-quality crafts. 

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Tahoe City culture thrives with festivals, live performances, cinema, and down-to-earth dining.

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Four mountain towns deliver the best of winter.

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Since Disneyland first opened in July 1955, many visitors have yet to discover Sleeping Beauty Castle's secret.

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Experience the astounding beauty of a winter snowshoe expedition by moonlight in eight places in the West.

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Learn about pioneer history and find sculptures made of marine debris in Nevada and Oregon.

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Restaurants serving delicious, inventive Japanese ramen soup are popping up in Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

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An Oregon mushroom expert, Charles Lefevre, discusses the wonders of the elusive truffle.

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Just north of downtown Portland, Ore., a neighborhood of former warehouses opens up to reveal a culinary hot spot.

Travel Tips

Highlights include performances at San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora, interactive exhibits at the Western Spirit Scottsdale's Museum of the West, and apps that help you explore Idaho and Wyoming.

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