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Spring Fling in Three Western Cities

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

flamingos at the Honolulu Zoo, image
Photo caption
Flamingos at the Honolulu Zoo greet visitors with a splash of color.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.

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

EAT
Drop by the saloon at the Roaring Fork for smoked ribs in Dr Pepper sauce. (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. (415) 646-0702, www.westpointinn.com.

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

PLAY
Sing along to Hair at an outdoor amphitheater high on Mount Tamalpais. (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. (808) 923-7691.

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

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

Photography courtesy of ErgoSum88/Wikipedia 

 

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