"Postcard Row," a group of Victorian homes in Francisco's Alamo Square, glow at sunset.
Beautiful Big Cities
Culinary delights, stunning art, and nature abound in our roundup of seven metropolitan areas from San Francisco to Anchorage.
With a wealth of options in a major metropolis, choosing where to eat and sightsee can be tough. That’s why we traveled through seven cities in the West in search of the tastiest dishes, must-see museums, and off-the-beaten-track attractions. What we found may surprise you and help plan your next big trip.
Vancouver, B.C.: Culinary delights, Granville Island, and nearby ski slopes
Portland: Hidden gems in the City of Roses
San Francisco: From China Basin to Yerba Buena, six wildly different districts
Salt Lake City: A fresh new look in the Utah capital
Boise: Tasty taters and outdoor adventures
Seattle: Grunge to green on the Puget Sound
Anchorage: A city where art and nature converge
Photography courtesy of Christine Krieg/San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
This article was originally published in February 2013. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.