From Hawai­ian rum to N.Y. views

Los Angeles Times - - TRAVEL - By April Or­cutt


The new Huk­i­lau Mar­ket­place on the North Shore of Oahu looks old— but it’s sup­posed to. The 119,000-square-foot mar­ket­place is de­signed to evoke the Hawaii of the 1950s with­more than 40 shops, cafes and mid­cen­tury-era cars on dis­play. Huk­i­lau is the new­est ad­di­tion to the Poly­ne­sian Cul­ture Cen­ter.

Info: (800) 367-7060, www.huk­i­lau­mar­ket­

A tast­ing room for Ko- Hana Hawai­ian Agri­cole Rum, made from Hawai­ian heir­loom sugar cane, opened in May in Honolulu. Dis­tillery tours on Wed­nes­days; pri­vate tours also avail­able.

Info: (808) 649-0830, www.ko­ha­

The new Royal Co­conut Coast

Kauai Food Tour by Tast­ing Kauai is de­signed to let guests learn about the cui­sine of Kauai’s eastern shore.

Info: (888) 431-6660,­poD8

Port­land, Ore.

Ti­likum Cross­ing— a pedes­trian-, bike- and street­car-only bridge — will link thewest side of Port­land with the bustling and gen­tri­fy­ing Cen­tral East­side In­dus­trial Dis­trict and, at1,720 feet long, will be­come Amer­ica’s largest car-free bridge whenit opens in Septem­ber.


Two alumni fromthe French Laun­dry in Yountville, Calif., and a chef who’s worked in sev­eral San Fran­cisco Ital­ian restau­rants in

May opened Re­nata, al­ready be­com­ing known­for its wood-fired piz­zas.

Info: (503) 954-2708,­nat­


This sum­mer Seat­tle’s Mu­seum of History& In­dus­try hosts “Amer­i­can Spir­its: The Rise and Fall of Pro­hi­bi­tion,” which cov­ers the tem­per­ance move­ment from the early 19th cen­tury through the 21st Amend­ment that ended Pro­hi­bi­tion. It fea­tures, among other ar­ti­facts, moon­shine equip­ment. Through Aug. 23.

Info: (206) 324-1126,

Travel, mu­sic and wine are com­bined at the Ad­ven­ture Hub & Win­ery, cre­ated by Ever Green Es­capes, Kaf Ad­ven­tures and El­som Cel­lars. Visi­tors can sa­vor a glass of wine while read­ing guide books, lis­ten­ing to travel pre­sen­ta­tions or plan­ning a guided trip. Ad­ven­ture Hub, which opened in March, also rents camp­ing, back­pack­ing and snow equip­ment.

Info: (866) 203-7603, www.ever-


Not far from Pike Place Mar­ket, the Pal­la­dian Build­ing, built in1910, has been ren­o­vated and re­opened in Fe­bru­ary as a 97-room Kimpton ho­tel, also named the Pal­la­dian. Dou­bles from$259 a night.

Info: (855) 808-0900, www. pal­la­di­an­ho­


Lake Pow­ell Re­sorts& Mari­nas in Page, Ariz., has just be­gun a 5-7 p.m. boat cruise along some of the most beau­ti­ful ar­eas of the lake: Castle Rock, Warm Creek Bay, Tower Butte, Gun­sight, Cookie Jar and Padre Butte. Through Sept. 4.

Info: (888) 896-3829, www.lake­pow­

In Bluff, Utah, the Desert Rose Inn& Cab­ins added16 court­yard rooms, a hot tub and a pool last sum­mer. This month it opened a res­tau­rant, Duke’s, serv­ing Amer­i­can cui­sine. The inn is about a 40-minute drive from Mon­u­ment Val­ley. Dou­bles from$150 anight.

Info: (888) 475-7673,­sertro­ The125-mile-long Tracks

Across Borders, which runs from Du­rango, Colo., to Chama, N.M., near the Colorado-New Mexico state line, be­came Colorado’s new­est of­fi­cial scenic by way in April.


New York

One World Ob­ser­va­tory— on top of Man­hat­tan’s One World Trade Cen­ter, one of the tallest build­ings in the Western Hemi­sphere— lets visi­tors ex­pe­ri­ence a panoramic view of New York City from1,250 feet above street level. Even the el­e­va­tor ride up is an ex­pe­ri­ence: As visi­tors as­cend, they watch the el­e­va­tor walls dis­play a chang­ing screen show­ing how views of New York have changed fromthe 1500s to the present.

Info: (844) 696-1776, worl­dob­ser­va­

The new Whit­ney Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Art, which opened May 1, stands near the Hud­son River and the south­ern end of the High Line el­e­vated park in Man­hat­tan. De­signed by ar­chi­tect Renzo Pi­ano, the build­ing, with its glass and re­flec­tive sur­faces, is aw ork of con­tem­po­rary art all its own.

Info: (212) 570-3600, www. whit­

In May the El­lis Is­land Na­tional

Mu­seum of Immigration in New York Har­bor opened its Peo­pling of Amer­ica Cen­ter, which cov­ers immigration here from the 16th cen­tury to the present.

Info: (212) 363-3200, www.nps. gov/elis/

Justin Lane Euro­pean Pressphoto Agency

THE OB­SER­VA­TORY at OneWorld Trade Cen­ter in Man­hat­tan opened in May and of­fers a bird’s-eye view of New York.

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