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the west coast issue cure your wanderlust with the ultimate west coast road trip itinerary

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What’s your ideal day on the West Coast?

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Heights

creative director

nick schebetta

executive editor

samantha jones

art director Riding beach cruisers on the Huntington Beach pier

christopher lee

feature editor

alexa coburn

travel editor entertainment editor digital editor media coordinator photo editor production manager asst. production manager publisher advertising sales marketing director

Heading into San Francisco and trying the most adventurous food possible!

bettina del ia

photographer

arts editor

Catching a ball game with our very own Marketing Director, Pam

trudy vinson

caitlin belardes evelyn garcia melissa kinley alyssa wigant hannah giorgi isabella baldwin

Probably a nice dinner, dancing, and going out with friends. Why? Is Ryan going to be there?

michael scott dwight schrute jan levenson-gould jim halpert pam beesly

business operations

andy bernard

accounting manager

angela martin

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may 2015

| west coast issue

A sunrise in San Francisco is a sight to behold — make sure to catch one on your journey.

contents

THE WEST COAST ISSUE

The West is known for its sleepy beach towns, like Santa Cruz, CA.

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T R AV E L E R ’ S T O P T E N

S E AT T L E C I T Y G U I D E

Arrow editors rank the top ten travel app downloads to get you from point A to point B without skipping a beat

We explore Seattle’s best restaurants, shops, and hotels ranging well-traveled tourist destinations to secret hidden gems

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R O A D T R I P PA C K L I S T

GO WEST

Ready to hit the road, but haven’t packed your bags? Don’t forget your best floppy hat and a pair of hiking boots!

We plan the ultimate west coast road trip itinerary from Seattle, Washington to San Diego, California.

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WEST COAST BREW

HIKING PORTLAND

We explore Seattle’s best restaurants, shops, and hotels ranging well-traveled tourist destinations to secret hidden gems.

Showcasing the area’s greatest hiking spots,with guides to look-out points and waterfalls.

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T R AV E L O N A B U D G E T

M AY P L AY L I S T

Tips for taking for a weekend getaway without breaking the bank.

Top tracks for your travel adventure, featuring artists based on the west coast.

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travel tips

| budget guide

travel on a

bud g e t Travelers hear about it and see it every day:

closer to home. Now there’s even more reason

for low rates on flights, hotel rooms, shows

gas prices are up, the dollar is weak and travel

to visit your local landmarks this summer.

and rental cars. Need more inspiration? A trip

is getting more expensive by the minute.

Consider a visit to a nearby historic site, or a

to San Francisco can easily become a sojourn

As the cost of jet fuel rises and air carriers

local amusement park.

into California’s wine country.

charge extra for everything from baggage to

You should also check your local newspapers

Use Regional Airports

aisle seats, travelers on a budget may wonder

and regional websites for cool weekend fairs

Most low-cost airlines, like Spirit Airlines,

if they can even afford a vacation. Here are

and events. Summer is the best time for state

service smaller regional airports near large

some of our favorite travel tips for keeping

and county fairs. Funnel cake and Ferris

cities. Sure, these airports may be a bit out of

you on the road this summer while still keep-

wheels, anyone?

the way, but the minor inconvenience can put

ing your budget intact.

Jump-Off Cities

mucho moolah back into your pocket.

Be a Local Tourist

Several US cities are considered jump-off cit-

Apartment Rentals Instead of Hotels

Why is it that we never consider being a

ies, or two destinations in one. For example, a

Rentals are not only more economical than

tourist in our own backyard? These days, the

trip to Las Vegas can also become a trip to the

hotels for a family trip, they also give travelers

mighty dollar isn’t so mighty, causing most

Grand Canyon. Travelers should consider a

the chance to experience a destination as a

Americans to look for vacation inspiration

visit during the summer, Sin City’s off-season,

true local. •

five-dollar budget guide Craving a weekend getaway, but feel strapped for cash? We teach you how to find the average weekend trip cost using what’s in your pocket!

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Making simple changes and saving a few extra bucks per week will land you the trip of a lifetime!

S AV E P E R D AY Skip the $5 daily latte or drinks after work and you’ll save $35 a week. Pack lunches to save cost, too!

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S TA S H P E R W E E K

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AV G . S AV E D P E R M O N T H

800

After tweaking your daily routine, stash a $20 in an envelope or jar. Each week you’ll save a total of $55.

After one month, you’ll have enough for round-trip airfare! Check sites like expedia.com for discounts.

AV G . T R I P C O S T $800 is your savings goal. This total includes flight fees, 2-night hotel cost, meals, and activity expenses.

200 SEED MONEY An initial investment of $200 will help you get in the saving mindset

2½ BUDGET D U R AT I O N Set your sights on that summer getaway: just 2 ½ months to go!


city guide

| seattle, wa

city guide: seattle Emerald City: Pike Place (at left) and the flagship Starbucks (below) are two low-budget Seattle destinations you won’t want to miss!

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erched on Puget Sound, where you can watch ferries come

Pike Place Market: Do we even

and go to the local islands, you can’t beat downtown Seattle

need to tell you to be sure to stop

when the sun is shining! You’ll find all the big stores down

by the market? There you can nibble on

here including the flagship Nordstrom, and everything from Anthro-

Beecher’s Cheese, visit the original Starbucks, dine

pologie and Barneys to H&M, as well as tons of wonderful spots to

at Matt’s in the Market and delight in loads of fresh produce,

dine. Since we can’t list them all, here are the best on our list:

seafood and flowers. •

SHOPS WORTH A STOP: •

The Seattle Art Museum which includes the Olympic Sculpture Park closer to the water always boasts engaging collections and

Great Jones Home: You’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into the

exhibits.

pages of Elle Décor with this shops over-the-top gorgeous mix

of refinished vintage and new furniture pieces and home accents.

FOR THE FOODIES:

This space is worth a visit simply for the inspiration.

Velocity: The stop for modern home décor, Velocity lives in a bright open space near Lake Union to accommodate their mix

Tom Douglas Restaurants: A trip to Seattle may not be complete without visiting one of Tom’s fantastic restaurants. There’s a

(Pssst – if you miss the store, don’t worry – the website is even

reason he’s a favorite local celebrity chef! •

The Pink Door: On a sunny day, enjoy their comfortable patio.

Ornamo: A selective showroom of some of design’s best and

By evening, the dining room is transformed into a nightly cabaret

more innovative pieces including BDDW, Malm, Flocks, and

for serious entertainment.

more. •

of the day

of pieces from popular designers of today as well as local artists. more extensive!) •

Le Pichet: Delicious French fare in a casual setting for all times

Macrina Bakery: Where do we go when we need a delectable

Fireworks: You’ll want to spend hours at this store with all the

birthday cake? Macrina of course! If you’re wondering which of

Indie treasures they feature – unique art, jewelry, pottery, wall

the many many coffee shops to stop into, we’d suggest this one if

decor and more! Always a great place to find an original gift.

only do enjoy their delicious bakery offerings.

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feature

| road trip itinerary

Go West

T H E U LT I M AT E W E S T C O A S T R O A D T R I P I T I N E R A R Y

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Driving from Seattle, Washington to San Diego, California, is a classic American road trip.

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nd, yes, it is cross-country, albeit north to south rather than east to west. Along the way you can experience everything from barking sea lions in a cold Oregon cave to the surfer boys and girls of Southern California. You’ll encounter heavily

trafficked highways in the cities and winding two-lane roads with hairpin turns and jaw-dropping views along the more remote sections of the coast. STEP ONE Don’t take the shortest route. The quickest way to San Diego from Seattle is on Interstate 5, which runs parallel to the Pacific coast but never touches or comes within sight of it, connecting the two cities along a 1,250-mile stretch of blacktop with mostly bland scenery when compared to the coastal route. A road trip is not a race against the clock to get from point A to point B but a chance to experience the best of what lies in between. For a trip along the West Coast, that means hugging the Pacific coastline as much as possible, with occasional detours to visit the best inland attractions and cities. See the photo at left for a gorgeous shot of San Francisco, CA. STEP TWO Start your road trip on a boat. It might sound counterintuitive, but as anyone who knows the area will tell you, Olympic National Park offers some astounding scenery, and the best way to get there is to take the ferry across Puget Sound. Guidebook author Jamie Jensen recommends leaving Seattle in this way in his book “Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway.” Jensen also points out that the small towns along this stretch are “staunchly blue-collar communities” and “though the tourism trade has been increasing steadily, visitor services are still few and far between, so plan ahead.” Stock up the cooler and make sure you have a roadside emergency kit, spare tire, jack and lug wrench in the trunk. STEP THREE Pick the right time of year to go, and allow yourself enough time for the journey. Winter is not the best time to leave Seattle on this kind of trip. The season can be intense in Washington and Oregon, with snowy weather, icy road conditions and frigid temperatures. Begin your north-south journey during the warmer months, between late spring and early fall. Figure about 35 hours of driving time to San Diego, if you take the scenic coastal route out of Seattle, according to Pacific Coast Highway Travel (pacific-coast-highway-travel.com).

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