What's New in the West: November 2012
Check out film props from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in an Oregon exhibit, scale a 164–foot climbing wall in Reno, Nev., and watch playful North American river otters in Utah.
- The exhibit Boardshorts: A Perfect Fit looks at baggy, colorful surf trunks as a long-lived, classically Hawaiian expression of style. At the Honolulu Museum of Art through Jan. 13. honolulumuseum.org.
- Playful otters are wowing crowds at the North American River Otter Exhibit at the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah. thelivingplanet.com.
- Beaches and Parks from San Francisco to Monterey, by the California Coastal Commission, offers details on 350 sites. $30. ucpress.edu.
- Watch expert rock climbers scale the world’s tallest multiroute climbing wall—164 feet high—or join the fun yourself at BaseCamp in Reno. commrow.com/basecamp.asp.
- Starting in January, you can legally park free at broken meters in California for the posted time limit, thanks to a law that AAA supported.
- In 1975 Jack Nicholson starred in the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, shot in a Salem, Ore., institution that now houses the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health. View film props, hear patients’ stories, and idle in a ward room. oshmuseum.org.
- What could be more Oregon than a vintage-inspired umbrella from the Pendleton Woolen Mills’ new Vogue-worthy Portland Collection? pendleton-usa.com.
- You can now settle into one of the 22 rooms at the Inn at the Presidio, the only hotel in San Francisco’s hyperscenic army base turned national park. $195–$350 a night; 10 percent AAA discount Sunday through Thurday. innatthepresidio.com.
- Devour smoked brisket, cupcakes, and sloppy joes at Boise’s monthly food truck rallies. facebook.com/foodtruckrally.
This article was first published in November 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.