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United States | USA Today asked Pinterest to identify hot beach destinations based on where users are posting photos from. Find these hot spots by clicking here , and discover Sunset Beach on Oahu, Hidden Beach in Lake Tahoe, California, Siesta Beach in Florida, Papakolea Beach on the Island of Hawaii and many more.

Arizona, Scottsdale | The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is one of the few golf courses in Arizona offering climate-controlled golf carts, with an air-conditioned canopy system and air-cooled misters.

Arizona, Scottsdale | Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch showcases a 2.5 acre water playground including a sandy manmade beach, three-story waterslide, 10 pools and gondola rides.

California, Napa | The venerable vineyards and Michelin-starred restaurants in this California enclave are what everyone comes to Napa for ... but there are also craft beer breweries, upstart restaurants and yes, even new wineries to explore. From pairing events, wine stomping and mud pools at pampering spas to vineyard tours, the culinary institute and wine train excursions, Napa offers something for everyone. Click here for a guide on how to spend 36 hours in Napa Valley.

California, Lake Tahoe | I have been to Tahoe a number of times and have checked out a lot of the local sites. This year, my friend introduced me to the Tallac Historic Site located on the lake just past Camp Richardson in South Tahoe. It was so cool. It is a beautiful location, we enjoyed a nice walk and we learned interesting facts along the way. It's comprised of the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate and Valhalla and you can stroll through the gardens, visit the Museum, view a Vintage Clothing Exhibit and watch a Blacksmith in action. ~ Lauri Huffman, Operations and Support Manager

California, San Diego | San Diego celebrates its diverse culinary culture during Restaurant Week when 180 participating restaurants offer discounted pre-fixed menus for lunch and dinner. So unleash your inner foodie and head to San Diego for Restaurant Week, typically hosted in January.

California, Sonoma | Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has the most incredible lobster mac n cheese at 38 degrees North or discover fine dining at Sante, the onsite Michelin Chef star restaurant, plus enjoy a complimentary welcome bottle of wine and evening tastings with local vintners in the lounge. The spa has been recently renovated and includes a new Rain Tunnel, Dry Salt Sauna and Meditation Lounge, plus enjoy the Roman-style bathing ritual with natural mineral waters from the Boyes Hot Spring. ~ Chenoa Hopkins, Marketing Project Manager

California, Lake Tahoe | Northern California is an incredible location for a ski getaway, ideal weather conditions typically run from December through March. Our friends at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino are always ready for you skiers and snowboarders out there to visit. Click here to view this exciting video on spending your winter weekends at Lake Tahoe.

California, San Francisco | Relax in the glassed domed indoor pool area year round at The Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, a rarity for San Francisco. Plus, The Garden Court offers daily breakfast and a lounge serving appetizers and cocktails, as well as a high tea service, and guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi. Complimentary historic tours of this iconic hotel are also available. ~ Sue Allen, Inside Sales Manager

California, San Diego | October is Kids Free Month in San Diego, where kids enjoy complimentary admission to area theme parks, museums, tours and more with the purchase of adult tickets.

California, Napa | Fall is a time of color and beauty in the Napa Valley and it all starts when the last of the grapes come in and the harvest comes to an end. The valley floor is covered with yellow and red foliage and the aroma of fermenting grapes fills the air. Besides the natural beauty of Napa Valley, there are numerous fall events to check out. Watch this video for a virtual experience of Napa Valley.

California, San Francisco | For those looking for a quiet, intimate dinner consider a visit to Seven Hills. Seven Hills serves classic Italian cuisine at its finest. In addition to their diverse wine selection, and stunning cuisine, what makes the experience at Seven Hills memorable is the service. Expect to be greeted by a personable staff and have an attentive server who can navigate you though your dining experience. Begin with an American Wagyu Carpaccio, followed by Tagliatelle with Mount Shasta porcini mushrooms and complete your meal with a smooth Straus Panna Cotta with rhubarb and bourbon vanilla ... Seven Hills promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Colorado, Aspen | The annual Food & Wine Classic takes place in Aspen typically in June, bringing together the world's foremost authorities on wine and food with more than 80 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars led by culinary experts such as Dana Cowin (editor Food & Wine magazine), chefs Giada de Laurentis, Danny Meyer and Marcus Samuelsson, as well as Bravo's Top Chef judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons to name a few.

Colorado, Beaver Creek | You can order the best Southern-style grits this side of the Rockies at 8100 Mountain Side Bar & Grill in Beaver Creek at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa. Or Blue Moose Pizzeria, located in the heart of town and steps from the ice rink, makes the best pizza around.

Colorado | Ski resorts in Colorado ski country are dedicated to continuing to improve the guest experience, continuing to add amenities for the winter season. Snowmass showcases the Breathtaker mountain coaster, a thrilling ride that will drop guests more than 400 vertical feet on a mile of turning track and be open year-round. In Steamboat enjoy the Outlaw Mountain Coaster, with a riding length of more than 6,000 linear feet and a 400-foot vertical drop - the longest in the U.S.

Colorado, Aspen | Aspen Saturday Market is usually open from mid-June to October. This open-air farmer's market offers the finest Colorado grown produce and specialty foods. Live music and a food court is available for tasting. In early April, celebrate spring with the Taste of Vail. Enjoy three days of magnificent cuisine and wines, served by renowned chefs for a fraction of the normal cost.

Colorado | Conquer Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. While Louis and Clark were pushing Westward, Zebulon Montgomery Pike had been exploring and mapping the, now Midwestern, regions of the United States. His expedition culminated with his attempt to climb to the summit of what later became known as Pikes Peak. Unfortunately, never making it to the summit, Pike and his crew were captured by Native Americans on their descent. Get an early start and pack lots of food as this 26 mile round-trip hike will be highlight of your day. With a vertical gain of over 7,500 feet, do what Pike couldn't and conquer his peak.

Colorado | Outside of Denver, visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. As the only mountainside zoo in the United States, you'll learn about more than 150 species including 30 endangered species. The zoo offers multiple feeding experiences including giraffes, elephants, budgies, chickens, goats and even rhinos. Plus, enjoy custom animal experiences with everything from up-close meetings of opossums, beavers, prairie dogs, river otter, owls, sloths, meerkat, marsupials, tigers and grizzly bears to interviews with zoo keepers, shadow a keeper and Bring the Zoo to you options.

Florida, Miami | Directly from the runways of New York, Paris and London, stroll the open-air Bal Harbour Shops in Maimi for authentic designer fashions.

Florida, Key West | A popular diving destination, Key West is the home to the United States' only living barrier reef and is the southernmost point in the continental United States. Or check out the sunset festival at Mallory Square where visitors will enjoy street performers, artists and exhibitors who celebrate every night as the sun sinks into the Gulf horizon. And, with a carnival-like atmosphere, stroll down historic Duval Street, Key West's lively main strip lined with legendary bars and restaurants, great shops, music venues and popular attractions.

Florida, Miami | The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is pleased to showcase La Gourmandise, a French-inspired lounge situated in the newly expanded Lobby Lounge. La Gourmandise is the focal point for the afternoon tea ritual that has long been a part of the St. Regis brand. Unique to The St. Regis Bal Harbour, afternoon tea and treats are served on a handcrafted birdcage display that is suspended adjacent to the table. Click here for more information.

Louisiana, New Orleans | Discover penguins, stingrays and a white gator at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas or get up close and personal with your favorite insect or butterfly at Audubon Insectarium.

Louisiana, New Orleans | Keep the Mardi Gras good times rolling by enjoy the weekend in New Orleans with a Sunday Burlesque Brunch: Legs and Eggs at the W French Quarter. Marvel at world-famous burlesque dancer Bella Blue who performs to live music while you dine on three creative Creole courses by Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez.

Louisiana, New Orleans | W French Quarter features WHappenings, hosted by Tidbits New Orleans' It Girl, Robin Barnes. Enjoy complimentary Dive-In Movie nights during the summers, complete with poolside fashions, throwback tunes, movies and cocktails. ~ Rachel Brodie, Destination Marketing Manager.

Louisiana, New Orleans | The most delicious beignets, amazing coffee and delectable hot chocolate can be found at Cafe De Monde. They have a great atmosphere and the food is fantastic, I ate there twice! The French Quarter has so many historical buildings, and it really comes alive at night with local musicians playing on the corners, live jazz music and numerous restaurant options. ~ Andriana Ramos, Destination Specialist

Louisiana, New Orleans | Known for his infectious grin and extraordinary trumpet playing, celebrate New Orleans' native son, LouisSatchmo Armstrong, during Satchmo SummerFest featuring musical tributes, exhibits and culinary delicacies.

Louisiana, New Orleans | For those youngsters who enjoy chills and thrills, experience the colorful history of the French Quarter with nighttime haunted history adventures. Or, take a sneak peak behind the famous floats of the parade at the Mardi Gras World tour. Kids can try on costumes, take photos and sample the famous King Cake year-round.

Louisiana, New Orleans | With a commitment to fresh and seasonal ingredients, The Ritz-Carlton offers guests the chance to join acclaimed global cuisine chefs in the kitchen and at the dining table. Consider a culinary pilgrimage to these foodie destinations to try their most iconic dishes. At The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, Creole cooking holds its reigns with iconic dishes including bananas Foster, pain perdu and shrimp Creole.

Nevada, Las Vegas | The Las Vegas Strip sees some iconic restaurants reopen, celebrity chefs expanding their empires and new spots emerging that are both eclectic and eccentric. Best of all ... there's always more on the horizon. Check out Las Vegas's resort restaurants openings and announcements.

Nevada, Las Vegas | Chocolate Lovers will delight in Hexx offering handcrafted chocolates, candy, ice cream and confexxions ... it was my favorite! We did a dessert sampling and chocolate tasting right in front of the chocolate factory. They educated you on the different flavors of the chocolate from around the world and you get to sample small pieces with different percentages of cacao. They also have a cute gift shop with apparel, gifts and more candy options than you can imagine. ~ Amy Comparato, Brand Director

Nevada, Las Vegas | Food and Wine Magazine named The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to their seven must-visit hotels in the United States for 2017. From casual counter options at Holsteins and Milk Bar to unique fine dining experience and Scarpetta an Zuma, there's no shortage of exquisite food at this luxury resort.

Nevada, Las Vegas | Ride the 2.4 mile-long gondola up Heavenly Mountain in Lake Tahoe to the observation deck and enjoy a delectable winter picnic amid breathtaking panoramic views.

Nevada, Las Vegas | Caesars Palace offers a variety of dining options. Savor extraordinary Japanese cuisine at the acclaimed Nobu Restaurant, featuring private dining areas, circular central bar and sushi bar with exclusive culinary masterpieces created before your eyes. Known for celebrity cameos and popular classic American cuisine, Spago is available for a quick lunch, pre-theater meal or casual dinner, located within Caesars Palace Forum Shops. Adorned with artwork from Elton John's private collection, enjoy endless champagne every night at FIZZ, set between The Colosseum and Forum Shops.

Nevada, Las Vegas | With enviable dining venues including nine restaurants Michelin star chefs and celebrity chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Nobu, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsey and Emeril Lagasse, Las Vegas has come in to its own as a foodie destination. Travelers craving fine Italian cuisine should try Vetri Cucina or Cipriani and for traditional Japanese omotenashi visit Yui Edomae Sushi in Chinatown. Steak lovers must try Meat by Jose Andres or Cut by Wolfgang Puck and for modern Spanish fare try EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine.

New York, New York City | Enjoy your bubbly in The Bubbles at Hyatt Centric Times Square's Bar 54. The bar's new venue gives guests the chance to enjoy the outdoor terrace year round.

New York, New York City | Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian brings Modern American cuisine to The Lambs Club at The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City. Built in 1905, this Stanford White-designed building was a clubhouse for The Lambs, America's first professional theatre club and served as home away from home for many of its members including Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, John Barrymore, Spencer Tracy and Fred Astaire. ~ Rachel Brodie, Destination Marketing Manager

New York, New York City | You'll save time and still get to admire the breathtaking views of the New York skyline from the top of the Rock Observation Deck, located 800 feet above the street.

New York, New York City | Try a Bloody Mary in the King Cole Bar at The St. Regis New York - the popular drink was invented here in 1934.

Utah, Deer Valley | Guests at Montage Deer Valley have access to a Constellation Concierge, who helps them spot famous star patterns in the sky. The resort also features a 35,000 square-foot spa - the largest in Utah. And, for honey lovers, venture to the in-house Buzz Cafe and sample three varieties of honey sourced specifically for the resort by the property's resident beekeeper.

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