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A charming coastal town near Santa Cruz, California, offers shopping, sunshine, and dining with a view.

Readers' Favorite

sturgeon dish at Amuse in Ashland, Ore.
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From its theater festival to its gorgeous park, it's hard to upstage Ashland.

Editors' Pick

Wolf howls at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Mont., image

The gateway to Yellowstone National Park in southwestern Montana has hiking, biking, wildlife, and delicious eats.

Urban Excursions

Historic Port Costa, with its enchanting main street, sits 40 minutes northeast of San...

A small town in the Sierra foothills features Gold Rush era artifacts, artisan chocolates,...

A northern Idaho mining town is rich in great eats and outdoor adventures.

With a bustling port, miles of beaches, and maritime flavor, this coastal town remains a...

Oregon City packs lots of history, shopping, and eats within its city limits.

Outdoor Getaways

These historic haunts offer a dust-kissed look back on a bygone era.

The Tillamook Forest Center tells a tale of rebirth.

New Zealand's South Island pairs lavish scenery with world-class wine.

Birder Noah Strycker shares his top spot for bird-watching in western Oregon.

Four mountain towns deliver the best of winter.

Global Locales

Europe’s top destinations remain locked in eternal rivalry as they vie for your heart—and...

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.

Special Interest

AAA shares seven important facts about what your policy covers.

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