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10 great one-night escapes

These 24-hour getaways will leave you feeling like you’ve been gone a week

1 day trip from portland, or
Photo by Andrea M. Gómez

1 hour from Portland: Bike and bend around Vernonia, OR

2PM: Pedal the Doug fir–lined Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a 21-mile (one way) mostly paved path that gently winds through forests and over 12 bridges, including an 80-foot-high railroad trestle. 503/324-0606.

6PM: Pull in for a dinner of wild salmon, asparagus, and lemon pound cake at the new Coastal Mountain Sport Haus. Then stargaze, unwind in the spa, and sleep―oh so soundly.

8AM: Rise for yoga overlooking a meadow. From $175, including meals, spa access, and yoga; two-night minimum waived for Sunset readers; 503/429-6940

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