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Inspire your next adventure (and see what all the fuss is about!) by visiting one of TripAdvisor's 2013 Travelers' Choice Award winners.
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.
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.
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.
Discover Jacksonville and the Applegate Valley Wine Trail, the heart and soul of Southern Oregon’s blossoming wine country.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour and experience the incredible feeling of flying as you push speeds of up to 45 miles an hour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
Fully experience the magic of Christmas at the Butchart Gardens by walking down a path lit by festoon lamp posts, surrounded by tens of thousands of tiny lights perfectly placed among swaths of evergreen and wreaths of holly, listening to carolers and finally arriving at a quiet outdoor ice rink where you are welcome to enjoy a leisurely skate.
The University of Oregon is home to the celebrated Oregon Ducks football team. Well revered in their league, the Ducks are known for being a fiercely competitive team with a strong and persistent drive. Ducks games are highly entertaining as the team performs with an intense energy that is reciprocal of their fans response to them.
Join Sonoma Canopy Tours for the experience of a lifetime and discover the world famous Redwoods of Occidental. Enjoy a fun and educational guided eco- tour that includes 7 zip lines, 2 sky bridges, an 80 foot rappel and a spiral stair case like you’ve never seen before.
Enjoy the magic of a Victorian Holiday Tea by having a truly unique experience and taking part in the perfect afternoon out. Whether you are looking to celebrate, do something different or start a new tradition, the Campbell House’s Victorian Holiday teas are always fun, elegant and festive affairs.
Flavor! Napa Valley is a fabulous 4 day festival showcasing the very best of farm to table fine cuisine and some of the world’s best wine. And, where better to host this inaugural celebration than in the home of the founders of America’s fine wine industry: The Napa Valley - a region renowned not only for its wine, but also for its natural beauty, outstanding culinary scene, incredible accommodations as well as its thriving arts community.
The Winchester Mystery House is located in San Jose and was once the personal residence of the Widow of a gun tycoon, Sarah Winchester. This Queen Anne Style Victoria Mansion was under construction for 38 years and is renowned not only for its size, but primarily for its utter lack of any master building plan. The house is also reported to be haunted and home to all of the ghosts of Winchester rifle victims.
Put down the mascara and eyelash curler and prepare to be amazed. Eyelash tinting and perming are innovative services provided by Shibui Spa that curl and dye lashes to perfection. At Shibui, each therapist goes through a unique training process so that they are able to provide flawless services to their clients. And, for the ultimate spa experience, Shibui invites all clients to check in at least 30 minutes before their appointment, allowing time for relaxation in the hot thermal soaking tub, Swedish sauna and cold-splash refresher.
The Raven’s Restaurant is located at the Stanford Inn by the Sea on the Mendocino coast in California. Inspired by the Inn's Certified Organic gardens, The Ravens' is world renowned for their outstanding vegetarian cuisine. Guests at the Inn and local residents alike, consider the Ravens’ to be an essential dining experience.
Have fun digging for clams on the super-naturally beautiful Washington coast. All you need is a shovel and a container to put your clams in. The pacific razor clam is an exceptionally meaty shellfish abundant in the surf pounded sand of Long Beach. Clams grow to a maximum length of 6 inches, although 3 to 5 inches in length are most often collected. Clams that are 7 inches long have been recorded, but are exceptionally rare.
Spend a few days in a National Historic Landmark, the charming town of Jacksonville, Oregon. With the Britt Festival, Segway tours, wineries and more, there is so much to see and do!
Have a cup of joe where the largest coffee company in the world began. From 1971 until 1975, the first Starbucks was located on Western Avenue until it moved to its new home in the Soul of Seattle, the Pike Place Market (where it remains today). And, because Pike Place is a historic district with specific guidelines, the store still retains its original look.