West Coast

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With breathtaking national parks, rugged coastline, exceptional wineries and dynamic cities, it's the perfect recipe for a holiday to remember.

Home to some of America’s most dynamic cities, cultural and economic movements that have been felt the world over, and a wealth of natural wonders, a full exploration of the West Coast could last a lifetime. Whether you’re more at home walking the city streets or the backcountry trails, resting your head in the lap of luxury or at a rustic inn, there is something for everyone here.

You don’t need to spend much time here to get a sense of the unique culture of the three lower forty-eight states that border the Pacific. While certainly more laid-back, unconventional and a little less brash than their East Coast cousins, don’t mistake this for a lack of get-up-and-go. From the gold rush to today’s tech boom, and countless movements in between, the West Coast has long attracted innovators, risk-takers and game-changers.

With over 1,200 miles of coastline, some of the most stunning national parks in the country and a startling variety of terrain, it’s a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. The volcano-lined Cascades and the towering Sierra Nevada range form a mountainous backbone running the entire length of the country. The temperate climate and rich soils of the coastal regions provide the perfect ingredients for world class wineries, majestic stands of coastal redwoods and a lushness that permeates even the cities.

Be careful, a West Coast road trip may end up lasting longer than you intended…

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