32 great spring trips
Circle back to the center for a tea break and walk in the gardens, and don't forget to pick up some of their freshly farmed produce to take home.
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Pictured: Multnoma Falls near Portland, OR, where a moderate 1.2-mile zigzagging trail leaves you feeling on top of the world.
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See where to get the most scenic workout, grab a giant chocolate croissant, get a deal on a room, and explore an Asian sanctuary.
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Stretching 29.7 miles along the beautiful Boise River waterfront, the Boise River Greenbelt offers pretty, mellow riding suitable for all setups, with fun and food along the way.
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Better yet, get in the water for a cool-off, a mellow drift, or an adrenaline-pumping ride. In the spring, all the action is on the river.
And of all California's desert resorts, it's also probably the most pedestrian- and bike-friendly. So ditch you car, hit the pool, stroll through galleries and gardens, and take your pick of excellent dining spots.
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See where locals line up for wood-fired pizzas, watch the waterworks at Arizona Falls, browse nurseries and gardens, and enjoy healthy, sophisticated food.
Here, steel arches at the Desert Botanical Gardens frame one of the country's most artful cactus and succulent collections.
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Hire a pedicab to pedal you around the neighborhood's attractions, eat at the new hot spot, take in the cherry blossoms, and more.
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You may know Livermore for its wines, but you’ll love a day spent wandering its nurseries.
Don't miss the local food either. Fresh ingredients are used to make delicious meals like seared scallops with baby greens, avocado, mango and cucumbers, and the San Benito House Deli boasts its homemade bread.
Check out Unique Antique shop for buckets of garden inspiration like bird feeders, birdhouses, locally made art, and potting benches crafted from old barn planks.
And after a hard day of gardening, kick back and relax on Goleta Beach.
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Here's where to find the farms, orchard stands, cottages, and cafes.
Stay at an inn within earshot of the sea, sample exciting seafood, take in the silvery flocks of migrating shorebirds, and enjoy the absence of crowds.
PIctured: An oyster smokehouse on the Long Beach Peninsula.
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