Beauty and the beach
The ultimate guide for West Coast weekenders
With its seasoned writers, original destinations, and expert eye for getting the most of a place on a tight schedule, The New York Times much-loved “36 Hours” column has set new standards for the weekend adventure since 2002. In this regional collection, TASCHEN presents the best 36 Hours itineraries all along the West Coast, from Maui, Hawaii, to Homer, Alaska.
Whether you’re after a romantic beach getaway or a dose of the great outdoors, an adrenalin fix or relaxed Northern Californian vibes, discover perfectly packaged programs to make the most of your Friday through Sunday. From kayaking through Kachemak Bay to bird-watching for night herons in Hawaii, each itinerary promises expert insights on the West’s best eats, drinks, and experiences.
Barbara Ireland, a writer and editor based in western New York State, is a former deputy travel editor and deputy Op-Ed page editor at The New York Times. While on the Times staff, she commissioned and edited many "36 Hours" columns and wrote a few herself. She is a graduate of Cornell University and was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.
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