For those desiring a cultural adventure, look no further than
San Francisco. Known for its colorful beatnik neighborhoods, Chinatown, the vibrant gay community and the Mission District, San Francisco is one of the most diverse cities in the country.
With such a blend of cultures, San Francisco also boasts some of the greatest culinary diversity in the nation. While impossible to taste it all on a single trip,
culinary walking tours are a popular way to get acquainted with the various cuisines.
Beyond the diversity of the city, San Francisco has some of the most scenic views in Northern California. The Bay Area is known for its heavy fog and steep rolling hills which make for excellent photo opportunities at every turn. Catch a glimpse of
Alcatraz on a sunset cruise,
bike across the Golden Gate Bridge or adventure into
Muir Woods and neighboring Sausalito.
Los Angeles is the top destination for those who love the sun and the stars. Situated in Southern California along the Pacific Ocean, this marvelous city is where the stars of the silver screen work and play. Check out their
decadent homes, go
behind-the-scenes, and check out the stars on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame. You may even catch a glimpse of the actors themselves!
Known for its upscale shopping district, Los Angeles is the place to update your wardrobe. Numerous
guided shopping tours are available to make sure you don't miss out on any of the great shopping districts.
When it's time to come back to reality, Los Angeles is home to awe-inspiring architecture, modern art, and educational opportunities. Take a
city tour around
historic downtown or visit with dolphins and other creatures of the sea at the
Aquarium of the Pacific.
Portland lies in the heart of the scenic Pacific Northwest making it a premier destination for tourists. Only a short drive from the coast, Portland offers not only the culture of a major city but the beauty of snow-capped mountains, rocky coasts, robust vineyards and expansive gardens.
Breathtaking Mount Hood is the highest point in Oregon and a prime destination for adventurous vacationers and locals alike. Guided tours provide visitors with a climb up the historic Barlow Trail to the Timberline Lodge to see lofty waterfalls and glaciers from the ice age.
The Pacific Coast is best seen on the Oregon Coastal Wonders tour. Passengers can sit back and absorb the sheer beauty that only the Northwest offers. See the beautiful coastline, the tallest Sitka Spruce in the world and enjoy delectable treats in the Tillamook Cheese Factory!
The Willamette Valley is home to a number of wineries producing some of the nation's best wine. Come away a wine aficionado on the Wines and Vines tour where you will learn the complicated process that goes into making the delicate beverage. Taste the trendiest and finest selections as you explore over 10,000 acres of vineyards and wineries.
The Oregon Gardens Tour will whisk you away to a land of color in the foothills of Silverton. With over 20 different garden areas, the Oregon Gardens has a landscape for everyone to enjoy including a water garden complete with tropical flowers and heron!
No matter the outdoor interest, Portland has it all.
Situated on the gorgeous Puget Sound,
Seattle is a premier vacation destination. Seattle, one of the largest cities in America, is known for its vibrant arts scene, coffee culture and its dewy weather. One could spend hours wondering through the cities many museums, such as the
Pacific Science Center which offers 5 buildings full of unique and entertaining exhibits, or catching the breathtaking views atop the
Space Needle while sipping on a aromatic cup of Starbucks coffee, the Seattle original.
For those wishing to get a view of Seattle from its historic waterfront, a number of
sightseeing cruises set sail throughout the day. Catch a glimpse from the water of the scenic mountain vistas that surround the city, discover the houseboat community made famous in the movie "Sleepless in Seattle" and sneak a peek at the homes of Seattle's rich and famous.
For those seeking the beauty of nature blended with the beauty of development, Seattle is the obvious destination.