When looking for a place to stay on the Oregon Coast, I ran across The Looking Glass Inn, a family-owned Inn on the Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. What attracted me was the location and the amenities. What made my stay memorable was the warmth of the people and the discovery of a beautiful driftwood strewn beach where it wasn’t unusual to find myself in relative seclusion as I took my dog on her morning stroll.
With many options for great summer getaways, a train ride on Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad leads the pack. Riders will experience the authentic West as they pass through New Mexico and Colorado’s most scenic areas on the train. The 2013 Cumbres & Toltec season starts May 25 and runs through Oct. 20, 2013.
If you love Santa Fe, you’ll be interested in these annual Canyon Road events. The schedule for Passport to the Arts 2013, an annual public art event taking place on historic Canyon Road has been announced. Artists from around the country will visit Santa Fe for this three-day weekend art event. Openings, exhibitions, silent auctions, and receptions for artists will be held at many of the internationally-known galleries and artist studios on Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road. Headlining Passport to the Arts will be the Artist Quick Draw and Live Auction on Saturday.
Santa Fe offers the traveling family a different sort of vacation this summer as the destination encourages visitors to ditch shopping malls and theme park roller coasters and instead explore centuries old Anasazi villages and to explore and get their thrills from biking, river rafting and hiking. Here are some suggested Santa Fe attractions for families.