12 Trips to Celebrate Spring

Whether you're soaring over the coast, wading through flower fields, or toasting a sunset, here's six destinations that will have you saluting the season.

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Portland Island wildflowers

Best Wildflower Hikes

These invigorating waterside walks welcome spring in living color.

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Flower Fields

50 Acres of Flowers

This California display blooms on a hill overlooking the sea.

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Nature Rules

Nature Rules

The jaw-dropping scenery on Hawaii's Garden Isle invites exploration.

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Whale spouting

Follow the Whale Trail

Spring is the best time to visit the Oregon coast and see gentle giants on their 12,000-mile journey to Alaska.

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Barnstorming the Coast

Barnstorming the Coast

A joyride in an open-cockpit biplane over the San Diego shore takes our writer to new heights.

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Venice Beach Gondolas

Canal Zone

Romantic gondolas bring the spirit of Venice to the Golden State.

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Top 10 Public Gardens

Top 10 Public Gardens

Spring finds these coastal beauties coming into full flower.

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Gig Harbor

Top 10 Harbors

We share our favorite havens for boat-watching.

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Stingray

Top 10 Wildlife Hot Spots

From butterflies to grizzly bears, we know where the wild things are.

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Top 10 Bike Trips

Top 10 Bike Trips

These rides show off coastal scenery at whatever pace feels comfortable. And they parallel pavement, so drivers can share the views.

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Bell Street Pier, Seattle, Washington

Top 10 Piers

It's the easy way to go out to sea for fishing, sightseeing, and other salty pleasures.

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Top 10 Seafood Markets - Map

Top 10 Seafood Markets

At full-service fishmongers, you can shop, sample, or even ship it home.

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Portland Island wildflowers

Best Wildflower Hikes

These invigorating waterside walks welcome spring in living color.

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