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.