Written by local reviewers, Best Places guides let travelers in on the best a city or region has to offer. A listing in a Best Places guide is coveted. To receive one star is an honor. Four stars are extremely rare and guaranteed to be the créme de la créme. While other guides give travelers choices, Best Places distinguishes itself by providing readers with the absolute best choices and stands by its guides with a money-back guarantee. This new and updated edition of Best Places Northwest covers the Pacific Northwest from Whistler in British Columbia to Spokane to Oregon's Gold Beach and profiles the most exciting romantic getaways, weekend retreats, family vacations, and the best places to dine, stay, and play throughout the region. Conveniently organized by highways, Best Places Northwest also includes "Three-day Tours" and locater maps for every destination; entertaining essays on history and culture; and travel tips and information on special attractions. Whether a traveler is looking for a rustic retreat or romantic luxury, Best Places Northwest has something for every budget — and every place is independently researched and reviewed by local travel experts.