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Scottsdale, AZ

Frank Lloyd Wright likened deserts to paradise and lamented Phoenix’s march toward Taliesin West

Staycation: Bel Air

Photograph courtesy hotelbelair.comPoints of Interest Hotel Bel-Air (310) 472-1211Rates: $590 and up Dogs under 30 ponds allowed ($200 non-refundable deposit)The Hotel Bel-Air’s famous white swans are still here, and the...

Staycation: Manhattan Beach

Photograph courtesy manhattanbeachblogs.com A stylish modern boutique property, The Shade is where you go when relaxing isn’t your idea of an in-town vacation. Rooms feature sizable whirlpools and are only...

Staycation: Pasadena

Photograph courtesy wikipedia.orgPoints of Interest Langham Huntington (626) 568-3900 is preferred (877) 499-7176 for toll-free Rates: start at $249 Pets under 30 pounds are allowed ($150 fee per stay...

Staycation: Venice Beach

Photograph courtesy nowangels.com The carefully placed graffiti in the carport should be enough to tell you that this isn’t a Best Western anymore. One block from the Venice Boardwalk, Hotel...

Truth Or Consequences, NM

Photograph by Mischa VarmuzaPoints of Interest Spaceport America’s Virgin Galactic terminal Geronimo Springs Museum (575) 894-6600 Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa (575) 894-6976 $99-395 Dogs are allowed Blackstone Hotsprings (575) 894-0894 $75-135...

Tucson, AZ

Boosters have forever promoted Tucson as “the Old Pueblo”

Williamsburg, NY

Photograph courtesy James Wendell/Gallerystock Once a desolate patch, Brooklyn’s Williamsburg (aka Billyburg) has transformed into a hub of restaurants, bars, and quaint shops; it’s the best place to check out...

Yosemite National Park, CA

Photograph courtesy wikipedia.org The final flight of stone steps ascending the Mist Trail to Vernal Fall is so steep and narrow, you actually feel like you’ve accomplished something as you...

Yountville, CA

Photograph by Grey Crawford Thomas Keller’s French Laundry was tractor-beaming visitors into Yountville long before he opened Bouchon and Ad Hoc close by. Now there are hotels in town to...