Vail’s free concert series, an L.A. guide, Sunset’s big open house—and more!

Happy first weekend in June, everyone! The summer's begun, and our sights are set on packing our bags and exploring the West. Here are...


Cyclists pedal beneath the Gore Range surrounding Vail, CO.
(Photo by Ashley Davis Tilley.)

Happy first weekend in June, everyone! The summer’s begun, and our sights are set on packing our bags and exploring the West.

Here are our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.

ListenA lot of people think of Vail, Colorado as a winter destination for snow sports. But the Rockies’ ritzy ski town shows a softer side in summer—one that’s more family- and budget-friendly. One of its best bargains kicks off next Tuesday: Bud Light Hot Summer Nights, a free, weekly concert series.

ReadAn art installation made of 50,000 books that you can pull out, borrow, and browse? Yes, please. See it for yourself this weekend in Berkeley at the Bay Area Book Festival.

Come say hello!Speaking of festivals, come see us this weekend at Sunset’s very own annual bash, Celebration Weekend. It’s a great chance to meet staffers and gardening, cooking, camping, and other experts—and visit our gorgeous Menlo Park campus before we relocate at the end of this year. Tickets are still available online and at the door.

VisitI’ll be bookmarking this one for sure: a how-to-go guide to L.A., from one of my favorite local bloggers.

DaydreamErin Gleeson’s gorgeous site makes me want to relinquish my city apartment and decamp to a little cabin in the NorCal redwoods. (Check out her Instagram for more pretty pics.)

Want more travel inspiration? You can find past travel roundups here, here, here, here, and here!