Magazine article Sunset

Brake for These Towns: Go Now: 5 Cool Destinations You've Never Heard Of

Magazine article Sunset

Brake for These Towns: Go Now: 5 Cool Destinations You've Never Heard Of

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Wallace, ID

Up here in the Idaho Panhandle, Sandpoint and other Lake resorts get all the press. But Wallace is a gem. The silver-mining capital's 19th-century downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places, and there's great outdoor recreation like the Route of the Hiawatha--one of the country's most spectacular mountain bike rides. Best overnight options are vacation homes; visit wallaceidahochamber.com for a list.

Quincy, CA

It's easy to think all the great places in California have been discovered. Then there's Quincy. Two hours north of Lake Tahoe, it's a Gold Country town the way they used to be. Our picks: historic Quincy Courtyard Suites for lodgings and its Alley Cat Cafe; Cafe Le Coq for dinner; and mountain biking in the Lakes Basin area, plumascounty.org

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Ajo, AZ

Just when you thought all "cool art towns" were becoming overrun, there's Ajo, a former copper town no miles southwest of Phoenix. …

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