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New runs, chairlifts and places to eat and sleep will tempt skiers and boarders on the slopes of California and beyond.
The laid-back ski area is relatively small by Colorado standards but it’s no slouch, with 65 runs and terrain ideal for both beginners and experts.
I read the article about “juice-jacked” USB ports (“Beware Public USB Ports,” On the Spot, by Catharine Hamm, Dec. 1).
WEEKEND ESCAPES
A tap room, a taco truck and tide pools in Monterey are good reminders that the simple things are sometimes the best.
Ice skating, dazzling displays — check out the puppies and kittens for adoption in Macy’s windows — a pop-up pedestrian park and decked-out hotel lobbies draw visitors to the city’s always-jumping Union Square.
As my friend Takayo and I drove the 208 miles north to Paso Robles, my imagination went into overdrive in anticipation of the 58,000 fiber-optic flowers that create Bruce Munro’s “Field of Light at Sensorio.”
A look at Santa Fe’s hippest neighborhood, the Railyard District, which has been repurposed and expanded into an invigorating mix of art galleries, restaurants, brew pubs, movie theater and more.
We love the vegan food, but the idyllic setting and chill New Age vibe at Stanford Inn by the Sea lure us back to wander in the organic gardens and mingle with the horses, donkeys and llamas.
Jamestown, in the Sierra foothills, is more than just a historic Gold Rush town. It’s home to the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, which hosts festive Polar Express train rides in November and December.
A long time ago, with a waistline far, far forgotten, I skied and skied and skied at Mt. Bachelor in Bend. Fast-forward three-plus decades and Bend is again my go-to getaway spot, with a new twist.
In eerie Ione, a haunted hotel and a creepy castle — once a reform school that was home to Merle Haggard — will send shivers down your spine.
Weekend trip to Santa Cruz Mountains includes a stay in storybook- sounding Ben Lomond, wine tasting and a walk among the redwoods.
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