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Short Weekend Road Trips

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Road Trip U.S.A: Midwest, Northeast & Other Weekend Drives

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Forget the bald eagle or the Statue of Liberty. In America, the car is still the ultimate symbol of freedom, empowering us to shift our daily routines out of idle and “go anywhere,” as long as we make peace with the traffic report before we go.

Though high gas prices in recent summers shortened or deterred summer road trip plans, this year drivers will get some welcome relief. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects summer gas prices will be at the lowest in three years, averaging $3.63 a gallon (a gallon cost $3.69 in 2012 and $3.71 in 2011). But don’t start mapping out an epic cross-country trek just yet. Though prices have steadily declined since March, a lengthy road trip can still be costly. An alternate and cheaper option is to set out on a shorter trip to get more bang for your buck.

Determined to prove that shaving off a few miles from your drive doesn’t herald an apocalypse of summer freedom and fun, our experts mapped out 15 short weekend road trips that will get you from point A to points B, C, and D while burning less than a single tank of gas – and we still took the scenic routes.

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northeast road trip ideas

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Northeast

 

Boston to Portland, ME
Follow the Lighthouses to Maine’s Culture Capital

The Route (123 miles)
Avoiding I-95 in favor of Route 1 will take you closer to the coast and let you meander through quaint Maine towns like Ogunquit and Kennebunk. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
After 70 miles of driving, stop at Maine’s Cape Neddick “Nubble” Light, one of the world’s most photographed lighthouses, in York, and Portland Head, the state’s oldest lighthouse, in Cape Elizabeth, just before you reach Portland. Once in Portland – the state’s largest city and its cultural capital – check out attractions like the Portland Museum of Art (Maine’s oldest and largest art museum), the Shipyard Brewing Company (with free daily tastings), and whale-watching cruises (offered May-October). Visit on June 9th for the 40th Annual Old Port Festival, featuring live music, arts and crafts, and plenty of delicious local food. Pop up to nearby Freeport for the L.L. Bean flagship store and outlet and the bizarre Desert of Maine.

 

Stay the Night
An eco-friendly bed-and-breakfast in downtown Portland, the Wild Iris Inn comprises seven unique rooms in an historic home. Rates from $149/night.

Liz Webber

New York City to Woodstock, NY
Sneak Off to a Hippie Hideaway, by Way of Army Headquarters

The Route (111 miles)
The Palisades Parkway and route 9W will take you along scenic overlooks of the Hudson and through Palisades Interstate Park and Bear Mountain State Park, though from there you’ll have to take the Thruway to Woodstock in the Catskills. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
Throughout the summer, the United States Military Academy at West Point offers daily one- and two-hour tours (except during special events or holidays) of sites like the Main Cadet Chapel and Trophy Point (adult tickets $13 or $15). Once you arrive in Woodstock, don’t mistake the town with the famous rock festival held in 1969 (that happened in Bethel, an hour-and-a-half drive away). What you will find are the 250-acre, 111-year-old Byrdcliffe Artists Guild art colony and numerous contemporary art galleries, as well as hiking and mountain biking in the Overlook Mountain Wild Forest. If you’re still in a rock n’ roll mood, pay your respects to the late Levon Helm, the legendary drummer for The Band who regularly held intimate jam sessions at his Woodstock home.

Stay the Night
The Woodstock Inn on the Millstream is a cozy 18-room B&B set on three acres of woodland within walking distance of the Village Green. Rates from $137/night (book far in advance for weekend stays).

Liz Webber

New York City to Hyde Park, NY
Enjoy Hudson Views, Haunted Towns, and Historic Mansions

The Route (83 miles)
Skip the Thruway for a leisurely drive straight up Route 9, which hugs the east bank of the Hudson most of the way to Hyde Park, providing gorgeous river views. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
In the legendary Village of Sleepy Hollow, about 30 miles outside the city, watch out for the headless horseman on a visit to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where Ichabod Crane creator Washington Irving and industrialist/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie are buried. If there’s time, tour John D. Rockefeller’s opulent historic home, Kykuit. Hyde Park also has a fair share of famous homes to visit: the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Val-Kill, as well as the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. You may not be able to afford a private chef like a Rockefeller or a Vanderbilt, but you can get a world-class meal at one of the five award-winning, student-run restaurants at the Culinary Institute of America. Work off the calories from the truffle butter with a guided kayak tour of the Hudson with the River Connection

Stay the Night
Bed down at the Journey Inn, with seven individually decorated rooms and a gourmet breakfast spread (think pomegranate poached pears and tarragon scrambled eggs). Rates from $150/night, two-night minimum stay required on weekend and from May to November.

Liz Webber

usa southeast road trip ideas

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Southeast

Miami to Sanibel and Captiva Islands
Go From Beach Party to Beach Paradise, with an Everglades Excursion

The Route (150 miles)
From Miami, take the Tamiami Trail (US-41) through the Everglades for access to a greater variety of kitsch and natural attractions than youll find on the parallel I-75. For ocean views, once you hit Bonita Springs take County Highway 865 along Estero Bay and Fort Myers Beach before the Sanibel Causeway turnoff. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
Traveling along the Tamiami Trail from Miami, you’ll quickly encounter the Shark Valley entrance of Everglades National Park, one of the best locations for alligator spotting. Continue another 35 miles through Ochopee, where you’ll find the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters (the Skunk Ape is the Bigfoot of the Everglades), the smallest U.S. post office, and Joanie’s Blue Crab Café where you can try Everglades delicacies like frog legs and alligators. After a scenic drive along Estero Bay and Fort Myers Beach, you’ll be on Sanibel Island, where you can enjoy the shell-covered beaches, watch for sea turtles and dolphins, and put your worries to rest, away from the hustle and buzz of Miami. Consider a bike tour of historic Old Town or visit one of Sanibel’s theaters. Have a night out on Captiva Island at the Old Captiva House at ‘Tween Waters Inn restaurant, where you can watch the sun set over the Gulf and feast on such fare as baked brie and Captiva Bouillabaisse.

Stay the Night
One thousand feet from J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is West-End Paradise, with six rooms and suites and access to a private beach and two private ponds, perfect for bird watching – herons, bald eagles, and anhinga birds are regulars. Rates from $90/night.

Lindsay Neff

Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Experience Southern Charm with an Explosive Dose of History

The Route (108 miles)
The drive between Savannah and Charleston is a double-edged sword that includes a 29-mile stretch on I-95 and a far more scenic 61 miles on U.S. Route 17 in South Carolina. Get the Map 

Roadside Attractions
Hardeeville, South Carolina is just outside of Savannah and home to scores of flamboyantly decorated fireworks shops. These quirky warehouse stores sell completely legal and extremely explosive treats to liven up your trip. The remains of the Old Sheldon Church are in Beaufort, South Carolina on U.S Route 17 and also mark the halfway point of your drive. The British first destroyed the church during the Revolutionary War and General Sherman (no relation to our company president) did the same when he set the South ablaze in the Civil War. Explore historic Fort Sumter in Charleston,  a national monument that attracts more than just Civil War buffs. Take a walk (or continue your drive) across the spectacular Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge that connects Charleston to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. While you’re there, enjoy some of the “Lowcountry” fresh seafood at Red’s Ice House

Stay the Night
Charleston, South Carolina’s Barksdale House Inn was built in 1778 and offers only 14 rooms, making it a serene retreat at the end of a day spent exploring all that this historic city has to offer. Rates from $119/night. 

Mike Barish

Washington, D.C. to Charlottesville, VA
Cruise through Historical Virginia

The Route (119 miles)
From Washington, D.C., you’ll need to take I-95 South to Fredericksburg. From there you’ll cruise along US-20 South, a quiet country highway, to Charlottesville. Get the Map 

Roadside Attractions
In Fredericksburg, about 50 miles into your trip, check out the monument marking Stonewall Jackson’s left arm at the 5,000-acre antebellum plantation, Ellwood Manor. The warm weather brings many fun festivals to Charlottesville, such as the Virginia Wine Festival in mid-May and the Summer Festival from June through August. During the summer, kayak on the James or Rivanna Rivers or bike along the quiet country roads through the many peach, strawberry, and cherry orchards. The Monticello Wine Trail and the Brew Ridge Trail offer local varieties of wines and beers along with fresh food, and, oftentimes, live music. Don’t miss Monticello itself, Thomas Jefferson’s 5,000-acre plantation home that took him 40 years to perfect.

Stay the Night
The Clifton Inn, originally built in 1799 as an office to former Virginia governor Thomas Mann Randolph, is a beautiful modern inn situated on 95 acres between the Rivanna River and Lake Leanna. Rates from $225/night. 

Grace Beehler

Charlotte to Asheville, NC
Blaze an Appalachian Trail through Western North Carolina

The Route (129 miles)
From Charlotte, take US-321 North out of the hustle and bustle of the city to the winding and forested I-40 West. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
Stop in Hickory, N.C. after 54 miles for one of the best German restaurants in the United States, Old German Schnitzel Haus (From US-321, take exit 44 to merge onto US-70). Nestled in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has blossomed into a hip cultural hotspot (Rolling Stone magazine even named it the “New Freak Capital of the U.S.”). A thriving arts district (ballets, operas, concerts), unique restaurants using local ingredients (dine at the Laughing Seed Cafe, which features vegetarian, vegan, raw, and gluten-free options like spinach-pesto manicotti), and miles of scenic hiking trails (check out Chimney Rock State Park) make Asheville a refreshing destination. But if dystopian teen fiction is more your thing, stop at the Charlotte-to-Asheville Hunger Games tour and read our own guide to Western North Carolina’s Hunger Games attractions. 

Stay the Night
The Reynolds Mansion is a cozy, elegant, Colonial-style B&B with stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it’s even on the National Register of Historic Places. Rates start at $155/night. 

Grace Beehler

midwest road trips

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Midwest

Chicago to Milwaukee
Hug Lake Michigan for Free Jellybeans

The Route (99 miles)
For a leisurely and scenic drive with views of forest preserves and Lake Michigan beaches and lighthouses, steer clear of I-94. Take US-41 instead to Wisconsin and continue along Sheridan Road to Milwaukee; you’ll be able to pass through Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, and Racine where you can stop for lunch or local shopping. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
About 45 miles north of Chicago, look for the Gold Pyramid house, its moat, and impressive lawn ornament: a 50-foot statue of Ramses II. The 17,000-square foot private residence is modeled after the Pyramid of Giza, and tours requests are accepted through the attraction’s website. A little further on, the charming lakefront town of Pleasant Prairie offers unique attractions like the Jelly Belly Visitor Center, where you can enjoy a free warehouse tour and stock up on snacks at the Jelly Belly Snack Bar, and the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets, a shopper’s paradise with savings up to 60 percent off retail prices. There’s plenty to do once you arrive in Milwaukee. Beyond touring the city’s many breweries and brewpubs, guests can get a taste of local culture at a Brewers baseball game at Miller Park (tickets from $5.50) or visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, which in 2001 opened a $110-million expansion designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Summerfest, an 11-day music festival held along Milwaukee’s lakefront at Henry Maier Festival Park, returns in full force this season (June 26-30, July 2-7). Milwaukee Museum Mile on the city’s east side kicks off in May with discounts at five museums.

Stay the Night
The Aloft Milwaukee has 160 rooms, each with nine-foot ceilings, platform beds, and free Wi-Fi. Plus, if you pay the regular rate for one night, you’ll get 40 percent off your second night through December 2013. From $189/night.

Betsy Mikel

Kansas City to Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Motor from Midwest Metropolis to Man-Made Lake

The Route (163 miles)
From Kansas City, take I-71 to Harrisonville, then SR-7 to Lake of the Ozarks. Although the route starts out with the flat farmland you might expect from the Midwest, the closer you get to the Lake of the Ozarks, the more exciting the terrain. Fields give way to trees as the road gradually begins to wind. Keep an eye out for strange town names along the way – you’ll pass both Peculiar and Tightwad. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
Make your first stop in historic downtown Clinton, where you can grab lunch before doing a bit of antiquing. Stretch your legs on a mile or two of the Katy Trail, which begins (or ends, depending where you’re coming from) in Clinton. The nation’s longest rail corridor turned hiking and biking trail follows along tallgrass prairies teeming with meadowlark and killdeer. Later, the man-made Lake of the Ozarks, with a shoreline longer than the coast of California, offers endless opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, and camping, as well as a healthy host of restaurants and shops. Time your trip so you can enjoy some of Missouri’s more peculiar annual events, like the Testicle Festival on June 1 (a day of deep-frying turkey testicles, celebrated with dancing and carnivals in Olean) or the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals car show from May 3-5.

Stay the Night
Although not located on the lakefront, the Inn at Harbour Ridge in Osage Beach is a delightful five-room B&B with modern furnishings, at a price point that won’t break the bank. Rates from $149/night.

Lindsay Neff 

southwest short weekend trips

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Southwest

San Antonio to Austin to Fredericksburg, TX
Savor the Best of Texas Hill Country

The Route (158 miles)
From San Antonio, take I-35 North to Austin (about 80 miles); then take US-290 West, all country roads and (hopefully) blue sky, to Fredericksburg. The return drive to San Antonio from Fredericksburg (70 miles) travels amid the grassy, rolling hills of I-87 South and I-10 East. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
On your way to the heart of Texas Hill Country, stop in Austin for live music, art, food, and wine. In the summertime, take a dip in Barton Springs, a 1,000-foot-long natural, spring-fed pool. Fredericksburg, in the center of the region, is a quiet escape from the rowdy energy of Austin: Stop by any of the numerous vineyards, grab a hearty barbeque dinner, or hike through the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, home to pink granite boulders estimated to be over 1 billion years old. Hill Country is also home to many of the more than 5,000 wildflower varieties that bloom in the spring and summer throughout Texas. Families can participate in a Seed Stomp in September, where they’ll scatter wildflower seeds into the fields of LBJ State Park and learn about former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s love of the outdoors. Or, visit Wildseed Farms, the largest wildflower farm in the United States, to take some seeds back to your own hometown. During the summer, pick your own peaches at one of the many area orchards.

Stay the Night
Rose Hill Manor
, about 25 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, is a luxurious B&B with sweeping views of Texas Hill Country. Rates from $199 include a full 3-course breakfast each morning ($50 value), refreshments at check-in ($8 value), and a complimentary wine tasting at the adjacent winery ($12 value).

Grace Beehler

Phoenix to Williams, AZ
Rev Up Amid Red Rocks to Route 66 and the Grand Canyon’s Rim

The Route (180 miles)
Start out on I-17 out of Phoenix. A short detour on State Highway 179 through Sedona returns you to I-17 for a short jaunt to I-40 and then the historic Route 66 into Williams. Once there, you’ll leave your car behind as you board the Grand Canyon Railway to the United States’ biggest natural wonder. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
The town of Arcosanti is just 66 miles from Phoenix, but it looks like another world. An experimental community that began in the 1970s, Arcosanti was created to explore how living conditions could evolve without negatively impacting the environment. Depart that city of the future and go back in time at Montezuma Castle National Monument. Here you’ll find cliff dwellings that date back to 1125 AD and were once home to the Sinagua people (not Montezuma’s Aztecs, as the name incorrectly suggests). Continue on to Sedona, where you can leave the highways behind and take an off-road Pink Jeep Tour through the desert. Hit the road again to drive the final 90 miles to Williams. Hop on the Grand Canyon Railway and you’ll find yourself at the national park in just over two hours.

Stay the Night
The Red Garter in Williams is a B&B in a restored bordello. The red lights might have been replaced, but you’ll still enjoy a taste of the Old West. You’ll save $20 if you book within 72 hours of your stay. Rates from $135/night

Mike Barish

St. George, UT to Zion National Park
Step Back in Time to the Old West Before Sidewinding Through Zion

The Route (67 miles)
The visually stunning road trip through “Utah’s Dixie” takes you from St. George through Zion National Park and then turns you back to Springdale, Utah. Take I-15 to UT-9. Don’t worry about getting lost, as you won’t hit too many intersections along the way. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
St. George’s municipal airport offers direct service from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, making southern Utah more accessible than ever before. Virgin, Utah is just 27 miles from St. George and is home to a replica Old West town. Pick up some jerky for your trip, enjoy a few scoops of ice cream, and feed llamas in the petting zoo. You’ll quickly find yourself in Springdale, Utah and Zion National Park, so keep your eyes peeled for the ostrich farm along the way. Zion features some of the world’s most gorgeous terrain for hiking, mountain biking, and 4×4 tours, which you can arrange at Zion Adventure Company. Drive through the park so that you can enjoy the views from the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel. Built in the late 1920s, the tunnel features cut-outs that allow you to see vistas of red canyon walls. From there, double back to Springdale for barbecue at Wildcat Willies.

Stay the Night
Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens
offers a wide array of rooms, exquisite gardens, and a heated pool with views of the cliffs. Stock your room with snacks at nearby Sol Foods or enjoy any of the restaurants within walking distance of the Cliffrose. Rates from $159/night.

Mike Barish

west coast short weekend trips

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West Coast

Seattle to Vancouver
Ferry to a Lush Island En Route to Canada

The Route (167 miles)
Canada is just a quick car ride from Seattle along I-5, but our more scenic route will take you through some of Washington’s more interesting natural offerings. Take I-5 to SR-525 and catch the Mukilteo ferry to Clinton on Whidbey Island, where SR-525 turns into SR-20. Once over the Deception Pass Bridge take SR-11 (Chuckanut Drive) into Bellingham, then I-5 to the Canadian border. Take tree-lined BC-91 into Vancouver. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
After you take the ferry onto Whidbey Island, you’ll drive through Ebey’s Landing National Historical Preserve, where the land is still used as it was in the 1850s, making history come to life with historic working farms in glacial prairies, the rural seaside town of Coupeville, preserved forests and houses, and even a military fort. You’ll leave the island surrounded by the evergreens and soon meet up with Chuckanut Drive (SR-11), which hugs coastal cliffs offering stunning views of the Puget Sound. Chuckanut runs right into the Fairhaven district of Bellingham, a great mix of Pacific Northwest granola culture and natural surroundings. This summer in Vancouver, enjoy the Royal BC Museum’s satellite location in Chinatown (June 14-September 3), the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June 22-July 1), the Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival (July 28, August 1, and August 4), and the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival (August 5).

Stay the Night
The four-room Bee & Thistle Guest House, with incredible views of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains, is outside the city center but right near the eclectic Commercial Drive shopping district. Rates from $155/night.

Lindsay Neff

San Francisco to Mendocino, CA
Stop for Wine, Sober Up, Repeat

The Route (184 miles)
While your impulse might be to hug the coast between San Francisco and Mendocino, Northern California’s interior is worth exploring via U.S. 101 to CA-253 to CA-128 before finally reaching Highway 1. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
The town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County is only 70 miles from San Francisco on U.S. 101 and makes for a perfect first stop on your trip thanks to its abundance of wineries. Just be sure to designate a driver before indulging. From Sonoma, it’s less than 60 miles up U.S. 101 to Vichy Springs, a resort and spa that allows both guests and visitors to take advantage of the area’s natural hot springs. Lovers of the outdoors will enjoy a hike through the giant redwoods in Hendy Woods State Park, which is only 35 miles from the hot springs. The weather at the park is typically warmer and far less foggy than its counterparts on the coast, which makes for a more enjoyable experience on the trails. From Hendy Woods, it’s a quick drive into Mendocino, where you can let your limousine driver from Mendo Wine Tours take the wheel so you can safely enjoy the views and the drinks. Most tours visit four or five wineries and you can request specific destinations when you make your reservation.

Stay the Night
The MacCallum House Inn
is located in the heart of Mendocino, offers sweeping ocean views, and runs deals on its website including dining credits to use in the restaurant and bar. Rates from $149.

Mike Barish

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Hit Highway 1 With the Top Down, and Don’t Miss the Dolphins

The Route (100 miles)
The pragmatist in you will suggest taking U.S. 101 out of Los Angeles, but we prefer to keep an eye on the ocean along the drive to Santa Barbara by taking Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway. The scenic ride is one of the perks of this road trip. Get the Map

Roadside Attractions
Ventura, just 67 miles from Los Angeles, is a great place to stretch your legs. The San Buenaventura Pier is one of the oldest in United States; take a walk to the end of the pier to snap some photos and enjoy the ocean views. From there, it’s a quick walk to Mission San Buenaventura, which was built in 1782. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens and the artifacts housed in the museum. From Ventura, you can hop on a boat to Channel Islands National Park. Camping, whale and dolphin watching, and hiking are just some of the many adventures available on “the American Galapagos,” home to several rare animal species. Once you’re back on land, it’s only 27 miles to Santa Barbara, where you can take a self-guided Red Tile Walking Tour through most of the town’s major landmarks. Be sure to stop at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to enjoy their “Van Gogh to Munch” exhibit.

Stay the Night
Built in 1931, the 18-room Villa Rosa Inn puts you across the street from the beach and provides views of the ocean and nearby Santa Ynez Mountains. Take advantage of the complimentary breakfast, as well as the evening wine and cheese events. Rates from $169.

Mike Barish

Additional Resources

NORTHEAST

Boston to Portland, ME
Cape Neddick “Nubble” Light
Portland Head Light
Saco Sesquibicentennial
Portland Museum of Art
Shipyard Brewing Company
Odyssey Whale Watch
L.L. Bean
Wild Iris Inn

New York City to Woodstock, NY
West Point Tours
Byrdcliffe Artists Guild
Woodstock Galleries
Overlook Mountain Wild Forest
The Woodstock Inn on the Millstream

New York City to Hyde Park, NY
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Kykuit
Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Culinary Institute of America
River Connection
Journey Inn

SOUTHEAST

Miami to Sanibel and Captiva Islands
Everglades National Park
Skunk Ape Research Headquarters
Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe
Old Captiva House at ‘Tween Waters Inn restaurant
West-End Paradise

Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC
Old Sheldon Church
Fort Sumter
Red’s Ice House
Barksdale House Inn

Washington, D.C. to Charlottesville, VA
Ellwood Manor
Celebrate 250 Charlottesville
Monticello Wine Trail
Brew Ridge Trail
Monticello
The Clifton Inn

Charlotte to Asheville, NC
Old German Schnitzel Haus
Laughing Seed Cafe
Chimney Rock State Park
Hunger Games tour
The Reynolds Mansion

MIDWEST

Chicago to Milwaukee
Gold Pyramid
Jelly Belly Visitor Center
Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets
Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Art Museum
Summerfest
Milwaukee Museum Mile
Aloft Milwaukee

Kansas City to Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Katy Trail
Testicle Festival
Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

Inn at Harbour Ridge

SOUTHWEST

San Antonio to Austin to Fredericksburg, TX
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Lynden B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Lady Bird Johnson Centennial
Wild Seed Farms
Rose Hill Manor

Phoenix to Williams, AZ
Arcosanti
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Pink Jeep Tours
Grand Canyon Railway
The Red Garter

St. George, UT to Zion National Park
Zion National Park
Zion Adventure Company
Wildcat Willies
Cliffrose Lodge & Garden

WEST COAST

Seattle to Vancouver
Mukilteo ferry
Ebey’s Landing National Historical Preserve
Royal BC Museum
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival
Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival
Bee & Thistle Guest House

San Francisco to Mendocino, CA
Vichy Springs
Hendy Woods State Park
Mendo Wine Tours
MacCallum House Inn

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Mission San Buenaventura
Channel Islands National Park
Red Tile Walking Tour (PDF)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Villa Rosa Inn

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