Spring Fling in Three Western Cities

Refreshing escapades await in Scottsdale, Ariz., Mill Valley, Calif., and Honolulu.

IF YOU'RE GOING...

Take advantage of the area’s local amenities and services:

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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.

STAY
Rooms at the Hospitality Suite Resort include breakfast as well as drinks at the daily poolside cocktail party. From $59.* (800) 445-5115.

EAT
Drop by the saloon at the Roaring Fork for smoked ribs in Dr Pepper sauce. $9. (480) 947-0795, www.roaringfork.com.

PLAY
The Museum of Contemporary Art is free on Thursdays and the sculpture garden with Robert Indiana's Love is always free. (480) 994-2787.


MILL VALLEY, CALIF.

STAY
Hike two miles to reach the five-cabin West Point Inn and its luminous views of San Francisco Bay. $35 per person. (415) 646-0702, www.westpointinn.com.

EAT
At Avatar's Punjabi Burritos, chutney and curried pumpkin are wrapped in flat bread. $7. (415) 381-8293.

PLAY
Sing along to Hair at an outdoor amphitheater high on Mount Tamalpais. Book online and pay only $32.50. (415) 383-1100, www.mountainplay.org.


HONOLULU, HAWAII

STAY
The hot-pink Royal Grove Hotel is Oahu's best budget bet. Rooms are large and sunny, with kitchenettes. From $47. (808) 923-7691.

EAT
The Rainbow Drive-In is the place for Hawaiian-style teriyaki. Meals come with two sides. $6. (808) 737-0177.

PLAY
The Honolulu Zoo's Twilight Tour reveals the evening activities of chimps and other animals. $12. (808) 971-7171.

*Ask about the AAA discount.

Photography by Bryan Thompson

This article was first published in May 2007. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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