Blog Posts by Sunset Magazine
It's a perfect time to explore the coast towns, tasting rooms, foodie havens, and natural wonders.
Take away all the food, family, and football, and what is Thanksgiving, really? Four full days. We suggest you use them wisely--and warmly.
1. Rancho Pescadero
An hour north of the carnivalesque crowds in Cabo, Rancho Pescadero is the Baja beauty that steals our hearts over and over again. Turkey Day here is all about downward dog in the glossy yoga pavillion, following sea turtle tracks on the deserted beach, and sun-soaked dozing by the pool. Throw in the hosted Fiesta al Fresco in the garden-where plain old gravy and mashed give way to a mariachi-serenaded spread of epazote-spiced turkey and fresh veggies from the garden-and the thanks will be flowing. A slew of new suites means you and your pals can have the run of the place, and on your third poolside margarita, you'll turn to them and slur: "You guys are like, the best family I've ever had." From $185 U.S. ranchopescadero.com
2. Mojave Sands Motel
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Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma County, CA
We love the fresh, luxurious rooms and friendly vibe at Farmhouse Inn, between the vineyards of Sonoma and the coastal redwoods. The restaurant is a can't-miss and the small spa beautifully redone. Refreshingly, instead of charging for every little thing, the place piles on extras like a big breakfast, a s'mores bar, and a bath-salts bar.
At Inn Paradiso, a revamped B&B near downtown, the artist-owners converted a barn into three spacious guest rooms with creature comforts like line-dried sheets, handmade soap, iPod docks, and breakfast that comes largely from the organic garden.
Rusty Parrot Lodge, Jackson Hole, WYRead More »from Top 10 B&Bs
The Rusty Parrot Lodge is an outpost of absolute luxury 20 minutes from Jackson's slopes. It makes a great base for wandering the galleries in town and seeing the spectacle of
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Killer punch, classy finger bites, and Gothic decor that breaks free of jack-o's for a sophisticated soiree.
It's autumn's most beloved--but expected--icon. Let's see what the pumpkin can really do.
Whip up a happy holiday with pumpkin carving ideas and tricks the neighborhood will love.