Beer: Bend, OR
Don’t let the skull and crossbones fool you. Up-and-comer Boneyard Beer kegs some of the most balanced beers in the West.
Best time to go: December, when Notorious Triple IPA is released, smooth and subtle with its notes of citrus and pine.
Stay: Stumble 10 minutes to McMenamins Old St. Francis School (pictured) for a comfy room and a dunk in the mosaic-tiled soaking pool. From $125; mcmenamins.com/oldstfrancis