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Explore Heceta Head Lighthouse

Located at the top of a 205 foot tall headland, the 56 foot tall Heceta Head Lighthouse shines it’s light visible for 21 miles, making it the strongest light on the Oregon Coast. Originally built in 1894, the lighthouse is now maintained by Oregon Parks and Rec Dept and the assistant lightkeepers house is operated as a Bed and Breakfast.

Attend the Carmel Art & Film Festival

Attend the Carmel Art and film festival, a five day festival that features over 100 original films including two that received awards at the Sundance Film Festival, one winner of the Toronto Film Festival and another winner from Cannes Film Festival.

Take Part in a Womens Wellness & Running Retreat

Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights at FivePine Lodge where their team of inspired staff takes care of everything, so you can truly focus on you.This inspiring and educational women’s retreat brings running and rejuvenation to your life through detailed running instruction, cross-training opportunities, nourishing vegetarian meals and luxury accommodations to make running an integral part of a healthy lifestyle.

Oregon Wines Fly Free

Fall is a fabulous time to visit Oregon Wine Country and this Fall, Alaskan Airlines is making it even better! Up to one case of Oregon wine can fly home free of charge on Alaska Airlines until November 20th.

Discover Mount Shasta

The world famous Mount Shasta is located at the southern end of the Cascade Range in California. Since Mount Shasta is not connected to any nearby mountains, it is one of the most distinctive landmarks in northern California.

Fly Fish in Sisters

The waters around FivePine Lodge in Sisters, Oregon offer some of the finest fly fishing in the world, so the lodge has teamed up with their friends at the Fly Fisher’s Place to create the ultimate guided fly fishing adventure.

Visit Haystack Rock

Cannon Beach’s most famous landmark, Haystack rock is one of the West Coast’s most popular attractions and not just for Geology buffs. Haystack rock was created millions of years ago by the same lava flows that formed many of Oregon’s natural features including Tillamook Head and Saddle Mountain.

Golf the Idaho Club

Just minutes from one of the ‘Top Ten Small Towns in the US’ Sandpoint, the Idaho Club is an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course surrounded by mountains with a very special location running alongside the shores of Lake Pend Oreille (Idaho’s widest & deepest lake).

Meet Abigail’s... A Truly Charming Heritage Hotel

Abigail’s Hotel was originally constructed in 1930 as an eight suite luxury apartment building, known as the Bessborough apartments. In 1985 the building was completely renovated, converting it into a 17 room bed and breakfast inn. The exterior was fully restored and it was designated as a heritage building in the historic registry of the City of Victoria.

Enjoy a Delicious Cocktail at the Lounge

Ashland may be best known for their world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, but this town also offers up one of the best places to find tasty top shelf concoctions made with fine ingredients and freshly squeezed juices: the Lounge.

Immerse Yourself in a Whole Yoga Retreat

Take part in a magical weekend of rejuvenation and relaxation. Bring your heart, mind, and willing body to a truly personalized and unique retreat experience.

Visit a TripAdvisor 2013 Travelers' Choice Award Winner!

Inspire your next adventure (and see what all the fuss is about!) by visiting one of TripAdvisor's 2013 Travelers' Choice Award winners.

Storm Watch in Yachats

For years, winter vacationers from around the globe have been traveling to the West Coast for the opportunity to indulge in outstanding, world class accommodation and to witness some of the magnificent storms along the Pacific. Storm watching season typically extends from November to March, with usually 10-15 good storms per month.

Go Snowmobiling at Schweitzer Mountain

Let Selkirk Powder Company guide your Schweitzer Mountain adventure. Go for an easy going tour of the spectacular mountains and valleys in the surrounding area or rev your adrenaline for an off the track excursion.

Feast at El Gaucho

At the Northwest’s steakhouse legacy, El Gaucho guests are treated to the ultimate dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is their hallmark. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. El Gaucho set the stage for an extraordinary event that will exceed your every expectation.

Go Winetasting along the Applegate Valley Wine Trail

Discover Jacksonville and the Applegate Valley Wine Trail, the heart and soul of Southern Oregon’s blossoming wine country.

Play CAMEO

Some people play BINGO, but at the Cameo Heights Mansion guests play CAMEO - a fun scavenger hunt-esque game where guests are given a card of tasks to complete.

Get Cookin’ in Sonoma County

Have some foodie fun and channel your inner Bobby flay at Relish Culinary Adventures in Healdsburg, California in the heart of Sonoma County’s wine country.

Visit SAM

Visit one of the city's most internationally renowned institutions, the Seattle Art Museum (commonly referred to as SAM). Located in the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, SAM maintains 3 major facilities: its main museum downtown, the Seattle Asian Art Museum on Capitol Hill as well as the Olympic Sculpture Park on the waterfront.

Bicycle the Mendocino Coast

Imagine breathing in fresh ocean air, with the wind blowing in your hair, as you glide smoothly along scenic path as you discover one of the most relaxing and fun activities on the Mendocino Coast. With gorgeous scenery and a varied natural environment there is lots to see, and the area offers a number of ideal routes for beginner and intermediate cyclers alike.

Explore the Lochsa River

Discover the scenic and wild Lochsa River! Have a wild adventure and explore the Lochsa by riding down it in an exciting rafting expedition or hike the trip on a nearby trail and experience a unique perspective on this amazing region.

Take Part in a Zip Line Eco-Tour

Take part in a Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour and experience the incredible feeling of flying as you push speeds of up to 45 miles an hour.

Hit the Links at Aspen Lakes

Come to Sisters and experience the beautifully designed Aspen Lakes golf course. Attention to detail is given to every aspect of this immaculately maintained course, where its bent grass fairways and red sand traps combine to offer an Oregon golfing experience like no other.

Go Birding in Lake County

Discover the world of birding and how this feathery fad provides more than just great exercise! Birding is a great way to experience nature. And whether you are a serious hobbyist or just curious, bird watching is one activity that surprises and inspires people of all ages and abilities.

Help Fight Hunger with a World-Class Waterfront Blues Festival

Take a trip to Portland, Oregon and help fight hunger by listening to some of the best blues in the world at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. Get up and dance the night away or kick back and relax on the grassy banks of the beautiful Willamette River and take in amazing performances a long with a spectacular view of the Portland skyline.

Take a Trip through Yachats State Park

Nestled in the heart of Yachats, the Yachats State Park offers a pristine view of where the Yachats River meets the Pacific Ocean. Anywhere along the one-mile loop is wonderful for taking in the beach, tide pools, blowholes, sunsets and whale watching.

Experience the Great Outdoors in Bend

Often referred to as the “outdoor playground of the West”, the central Oregon town of Bend is equally as famous for its outdoor pursuits as it is for its pristine beauty. Majestic snow caps punctuate the gorgeous high-desert skyline, which just so happens to make for some of the best weather in the country (nearly 300 days of sunshine a year!)

Experience Winter Wineland

Come to Sonoma County and experience Winter Wineland. Winter Wineland is an exceptional event for those wanting to see multiple wineries in one weekend. Go from winery to winery; visiting the ones you are interested in. Each participating winery is different – some will offer food pairing, music, entertainment and tours. Some of the wineries, which are not typically open to the public, open their doors just for this festival.

Enjoy Lake County Wineries

Just 20 miles north of Napa Valley, or a short two hour drive from the San Francisco Bay area is one of California’s newest Wine Country Destinations, the Lake County Wine Region. With a deep history in wine making, Lake County Wineries are ideal for those looking to experience fine wine in a relaxed and breathtaking environment.

Visit Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf

Just around the corner from the Inner Harbor, Victoria’s Fisherman's Wharf is a special marine destination offering many great restaurants, shops and eco-adventure tours. Have the best fish and chips of your life, wander around the docks and buy fresh seafood off a boat, check out the unique array of commercial and pleasure vessels and float homes, rent a kayak, go whale watching or maybe even have a pirate adventure.