What's New in the West: January 2012
Highlights include the Boise Art Museum's 75th Anniversary Exhibition; mobile apps for exploring Whitefish, Mont., and Forest Park in Portland, Ore.; and a new Alaska hotel 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
The Forest Park PDX app lets Portland visitors explore hiking, biking, and multiuse trails in one of the nation’s largest urban parks, giving mileage, elevation, and maps. $4. forestparkpdxapp.info.
The Boise Art Museum’s 75th Anniversary Exhibition showcases more than 100 historical and modern artworks from the museum’s permanent collection. Through Apr. 15. boiseartmuseum.org.
A CityPass mobile app lets you buy discount ticket books for attractions in 11 North American destinations including Seattle and San Francisco. citypass.com.
Ride zip lines and meander suspension bridges in treetops with Kohala Canopy Adventure, a three- to four-hour course on Hawaii’s Big Island. kohalazipline.com.
With its new Chuck Jones Experience, Circus Circus in Las Vegas honors the co-creator of Bugs Bunny and the Road Runner. Find cartoon stills, a sound effects workshop, and a re-creation of Jones’s studio. chuckjonesexperience.com.
The Whitefish, Mont., mobile travel app suggests places where you can eat, play, and stay. Free. market.android.com/details?id=com.oldtown.whitefishmontana.
The 78-room Nullagvik Hotel, a modern, all-season hub for travelers, recently opened in Kotzebue, Alaska, 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle. From $259. nullagvikhotel.com.
Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area details more than 100 easy kid-friendly trails in San Francisco, Sonoma, and Santa Cruz counties. $20. barnesandnoble.com.
Observe poison dart frogs, Chinese giant salamanders, and other rare creatures in natural settings at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens’ just-opened Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles facility. lazoo.org.
Where to camp or look for bison in the Beehive State? The Utah State Parks Digital Field Guide offers online descriptions and info on 43 parks statewide. onlineguide.stateparks.utah.gov.
This article was first published in January 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.