Across the USA

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From sea to shining sea, the United States of America glistens with platinum ways to tour, taste, and stay! Did you know that every state in the Union has at least one winery? And most have many, many more! Come for a quick tour across the country to see what’s on our Platinum List.

5 Primo Places to Stay

The Grove Hotel Boise, ID

Boasting the only Four Diamond rating in Boise.

Hat Ranch Winery Suite Boise, ID

A nicely appointed private bedroom suite with sitting room and balcony overlooking the vineyards.

Modern Hotel and Bar Boise, ID

High tech and Wi-Fi friendly, but low stress in downtown Boise.

Oxford Suites Boise, ID

A luxury hotel conveniently located in downtown Boise’s Spectrum Point shopping center.

Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner Boise, ID

Offering full-service lodging in downtown Boise.

The Tallman Hotel Lake County, CA

A luxurious, completely restored historic hotel on a quiet Main Street in Upper Lake.

Laujor Estate Vineyard Loft Lake County, CA

A romantic wine lover’s paradise set among vineyards in the beautiful Red Hills AVA.

Twin Pine Casino & Resort Lake County, CA

A unique turn-of-the-century wine-themed casino located in Middletown.

The Lodge at Blue Lakes Lake County, CA

A charming family-owned resort on the shore of Blue Lakes in Upper Lake.

Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Lake County, CA

Guest rooms are in one of nine railroad cabooses on the shore of Clear Lake.

Omni San Francisco Hotel San Francisco, CA

Provides boutique ambience, renaissance style, and easy access to the cable cars and Union Square.

Palace Hotel San Francisco, CA

This newly renovated hotel sits within walking distance of the city’s finest designer stores.

Galleria Park Hotel San Francisco, CA

Part of the Joie de Vivre collection, this gracious hotel is located near Union Square.

The Scarlett Huntington San Francisco, CA

A tranquil retreat perched atop posh Nob Hill with an urban chic style and beautiful city skyline views.

Serrano Hotel San Francisco, CA

A boutique hotel in the heart of the Theater District and just steps from Union Square.

Sunday Haus Cottages Texas Hill Country

Located on Fredericksburg Herb Farm, this sweet collection of 14 cottages provide the comforts of home in a garden setting with access to the spa and restaurant.

Inn on Barons Creek Texas Hill Country

This nicely appointed all-suite property has a main hotel, plus seven cozy creek-side suites.

Peach Tree Inn & Suites Texas Hill Country

One of the town’s original momand- pop hotels with beautiful grounds just blocks from Main Street.

River Road Ranch Resort Texas Hill Country

A feed mill, a bunkhouse, and a loft-style silo are three options at this unique bed-and-breakfast.

Sunday House Inn & Suites Texas Hill Country

Located right on Main Street, this nicely refurbished hotel has a lovely swimming pool area.

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Traverse City, MI

A 900-acre property with a hotel, condos, 54 holes of championship golf, and a host of amenities.

Hotel Indigo Traverse City, MI

A chic new hotel offering an urban edge in downtown Traverse City’s Waterhouse District.

Bayshore Resort Traverse City, MI

A Victorian-style hotel located on the West Grand Traverse Bay beach.

Chateau Chantal Traverse City, MI

A friendly bed-and-breakfast on the grounds of an Old Mission Peninsula winery.

Inn at Black Star Farms Traverse City, MI

A gracious inn set on the grounds of a winery and equestrian ranch on the Leelanau Peninsula.

Epic Events

Spring Sip & Savor, May 6 & 7 Traverse City, MI

There are delicious wine and food pairings at 23 wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula wine trail.

Blossom Day, May 13 Traverse City, MI

Visitors sample the new vintages and greet spring on the Old Mission Peninsula.

Traverse City Trail Running Festival, April 22 & 23 Traverse City, MI

This off-road running event features a two-person 10K relay and individual 10K, 25K, and 50K runs.

Top Things To Do

Antique Boats at Boatique Winery Lake County, CA

There’s a magnificent collection of rare, restored antique wooden boats at Boatique Winery.

Pinzgauer Tour at Six Sigma Lake County, CA

The 1973 Austrian Pinzgauer provides a bumpy and memorable ride at this 4,300-acre ranch.

Farm-to-Bottle Picnic at Brassfield Estate Winery Lake County, CA

In High Valley, Brassfield Estate Winery provides guests with a generous picnic after a tour and tasting.

Taste of History Tour at Langtry Estate & Vineyard Lake County, CA

The former home of renowned actress, Lillie Langtry, is the site of a private reserve tasting.

Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA

Public tours of this exciting facility are more like a guided conversation than a lecture.

Cable Cars San Francisco, CA

So what if it’s touristy to hop aboard—these are the world’s last manually operated cable cars.

San Francisco City Hall San Francisco, CA

Admission is free and the interior of this magnificent civic center is amazing.

Pier 39 San Francisco, CA

For clam chowder, shopping, boat charters, and sea lion-watching this is the place to go.

Boise River Greenbelt Boise, ID

A 25-mile riverside foot and cycle path connecting parks, a public golf course, and hotels.

Ridge to Rivers Trail System Boise, ID

More than 190 miles of expansive, interconnected trails just five minutes from the Greenbelt.

Basque Market Boise, ID

Known for weekly giant paellas and other delicious Basque dishes, fun cooking classes, and more.

Garden City’s New Wine District Boise, ID

About a half dozen urban-style wineries housed in old warehouses within an easy walk of each other.

National Historic District Texas Hill Country

The self-guided walking tour maps of more than 80 points of historic interest are fascinating.

Fischer & Wieser Culinary Adventure Cooking School Texas Hill Country

Each two- to three-hour class is a flavorful journey into the Lone Star State’s culinary heritage.

Boutiques and Restaurants Texas Hill Country

This pleasing town offers more than 150 unique shops plus a variety of tempting cuisine.

Hill Country Wine Tasting Texas Hill Country

More than two dozen wineries and tasting rooms are located in the area.