So long Céline Dion, hello Bette Midler. The Divine Miss M begins a two-year engagement at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on February 20. Tickets start at $95. (877)723-8836, bette.aeglive.com.
The Broad Contemporary Art Museum opens its doors February 16 in Los Angeles. Ride the bright red outdoor escalator to the third-floor entrance and stroll though galleries housing works by Jasper Johns, Richard Serra, and Ed Ruscha. (323) 857- 6010, www.lacma.org
Walk along oak-studded ridges and explore rivercut canyons with Top Trails Sacramento. The comprehensive book outlines 43 day hikes in the Sierra foothills and Central Valley. $17. (800) 443-7227, www.wildernesspress.com.
Dine About Town San Francisco returns January 15 to 31. Tuck into delectable three-course prix fixe lunches ($22) and dinners ($32) at 100 restaurants including Anzu, Aziza, One Market, and RNM . www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com.
In An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, Bart King tells the stories behind the Rose City’s skyline—its brick warehouses, bascule bridges, and green buildings. $23. oregonstate.edu/dept/press.
There’s a new place to roll the dice and bed down in Las Vegas: The Palazzo opens this winter with a Mario Batali restaurant, a Barneys store, a theater staging Jersey Boys, and 3,066 suites. From $200. (877) 444-5777, www.palazzolasvegas.com.
Fresh powder isn’t all that’s new at Tamarack in Tamarack, Idaho. This season the resort introduces two new downhill runs, 350 miles of snowmobiling trails, and an Olympic-size superpipe for snowboarders. (208) 325-1000, www.tamarackidaho.com.
Hilton Garden Inn opens on January 24 in Billings, Mont. The guest rooms feature flat-screen tele-visions, ergonomic chairs by Herman Miller, and free wireless Internet. From $109. (406) 655-8800, www.billings.stayhgi.com.
A new central Alaska guide, Outside in the Interior, offers maps and directions for “hikes, bikes, skis, strolls, and floats.” $20. (888) 252-6657, www.uaf.edu/uapress.
Montana’s Whitefish Mountain Resort kicks off the snow season with new high-speed chairs, a learn-to-ski area, and a lodge featuring a 30-foot-tall stone fireplace and picture windows overlooking the slopes. (877) 754-3474, www.skiwhitefish.com.
Seattle celebrates its ethnic legacy through African American, Asian American, and American Indian heritage guides that lead you to places such as Chinatown and Jackson Street, the city’s former jazz core. Download for free at www.visitseattle.org.
This article was first published in January 2008. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.