a wall of colorful socks at Legs in Mendocino, image
mother and child at counter in GoodLife Cafe & Bakery, image
Mendocino Headlands and the Pacific Ocean, image
exhibits in the Historic Ford House in Mendocino, image
Big River in Mendocino, image

A trip up California's Highway 1 leads to the charming village of Mendocino, set on bluffs overlooking the blue Pacific.

Readers' Favorite

Natural History Museum view, Foothill District, Salt Lake City, image
lions at Hogle Zoo, Foothill District, Salt Lake City, image

The Foothill Cultural District is a high-energy hub for fine art, creative food, historical museums, elegant shops, and even a zoo.

Editors' Pick

walkway at Asilomar that leads to beach, image
rainbow and Monterey Coast with pink ice plants, image

Small-town charm and big-time beauty make this seaside village on the Monterey Peninsula a perfect home base for a weekend escape.

Urban Excursions

Reel in history, shopping and good eats while exploring this former Scandanavian enclave...

One delicious day in Santa Fe, N.M., serves up a feast of global inspirations.

Downtown Boise, Idaho, bustles with theater, art, and farm-fresh eats.

San Francisco's premiere shopping district hums with activity in December.

An antique shop, Cayuse Western Americana in Jackson, Wyo., invites visitors to touch the...

Outdoor Getaways

Brave the serpentine Hana Highway and your reward is a lush rain forest wonderland and a...

A national park near Torrey, Utah, boasts sandstone monoliths in Cathedral Valley and a...

Writer Molly Caro May found inspiration in the Montana wilderness.

Halfway between Cheyenne and Laramie, this state park features a 35-mile trail system, fall...

Camping at the Klamath River RV Park comes with scenic views, salmon fishing, and hiking in...

Global Locales

A castle fit for a fairytale awaits in Germany along the Rhine River.

A reconstructed Buddhist temple in Japan is covered in gold leaf.

Escape to the Mexican Riviera, take a train through the Canadian Rockies, or cruise Europe'...

Enjoy the slow life in the villages of the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera.

Paris unfurls at your feet along its famed boulevard.

Special Interest

AAA shares seven important facts about what your policy covers.

AAA inspector reviews hotel room for Diamond rating, image

Inspector 580 keeps her identity a secret but reveals how she rates hotels and restaurants for AAA Diamonds.