Go ahead, leave your heart...you just can't help it in San Francisco. Call now
to arrange a weekend stay at The Majestic, where Edwardian charm was strong enough to
withstand an earthquake. Hungry for variety? The city's your menu -- dim sum in
Chinatown, Italian in North Beach -- and between meals, there's plenty to see.
(Don't miss the Museum of Modern Mythology,
dedicated to the advertising icons you grew up on.) As you walk through the city,
consider whether it's the 43-hill hike, street after street of gingerbread
Victorians or simply so much vitality packed into so compact a space that makes
the heart beat faster?
It's easy to understand why Seattle tops so many lists of ideal American cities:
It's beautiful, it's buzzing and, contrary to popular belief, the sun shines
quite often. You'll find plenty of whatever you're looking for in good
food, lively music, and healthy attitudes, not to mention some of the best bookstores
around. Souvenir-shopping takes on new meaning at the Pike Place Market and
the surrounding waterfront. If you'd like to leave the city behind
for awhile, take a hike up Mt. Rainier or a sail on Puget Sound. And be sure
to send postcards -- you won't believe your memories once you're back home.
The Gold Coast is waiting. Whether you seek the home of modern architecture,
the art of the Institute or the berth of the blues, you'll be in the right place
at the right time on this Chicago weekend. Your base is the historic Drake Hotel,
anchored on the Magnificent
Mile of Michigan Ave., one of the most exciting streets in the world. Go west
to the designer boutiques on Oak St. and nightlife on Rush St., or south to the
Loop for comedy at Second City and shopping on State Street.
You'll want at least a couple of birds-eye views of the Valley of the Sun,
where Phoenix makes its nest. Your hotel, Westcourt in the Buttes in nearby
Tempe, is a mountainside
aerie overlooking the city. For the bigger picture, take a half-day Grand
Canyon air tour. Back on solid ground, the art and culture of the Southwest
will enchant you, from the Wild West Town and art galleries of Scottsdale to
the annual Indian Festival at Phoenix's Heard Museum. Souvenir-hunters of another
variety will find a shopper's bonanza in the boutiques of the Bogata.