42 perfect summer trips
Here's what to do, where to eat, and where to stay on a bargain weekend in Southern Oregon's famous culture town.
Here's where to stay, get lobster tacos, watch the surfers, and learn to catch a wave.
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Add to this the Okanagan's pristine lakes, orchards, and wide range of non-wine-related things for the whole family to do (from riding the century-old Kettle Valley steam train to biking and hiking), and you have a wine-country experience like no other.
You can get lost on the backcountry roads but always find a good glass of Pinot around the bend.
And now, with new hotels opening and tasting rooms mustering in towns like Carlton, you can experience the valley’s off-the-beaten-path vibe yet have the comforts of a soft bed close by.
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You'll pass through Montana's Rockies through the plains and you can stop to explore tipi villages, hunt for dinosaur bones and Indian relics, stay at a guest ranch, and catch a small town rodeo.
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Cap it off with a stay at the artsy Sooke Harbour House. Berries seem to hang on every bush in the summer.
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