The 27 volcanic cones south of Mono Lake, along CA's Highway 395.
(Photo by Thomas J. Story / Sunset Publishing.)

It’s time to plan your weekend! Here with inspiration: our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.

Road trip!September is prime time to cruise past aspen-studded lakes, lunar landscapes, and ghost towns on California's Highway 395.

Put a bird on itA hairpiece made of chocolate (!), a puppet museum, and, of course, a whole lot of great beer—this New York Times video of Portland shows the city at its fun, quirky best.

Raise a pintCarlsbad celebrates suds again with its 2nd annual Brewfest Saturday (noon - 4:30).

Far outWho knew? Southwest Wyoming is home to a UFO landing strip. Wow.

Something fishySan Francisco kicks off its first Sustainable Seafood Week (Sept. 13 - 20) on Sunday, followed by events around the Bay, including a sustainable-seafood crawl through Fisherman's Wharf.

Looking for more travel ideas? You can find past travel roundups here!

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