From Los Angeles, it’s a fairly short and beautiful drive north to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Not only is the library really interesting to tour, planners can treat attendees to a beautiful mountain setting by hosting gatherings in the Air Force One Pavilion, the front entrance courtyard, White House Rose Garden, and the Ruwe Terrace and West Lawn, which connect and feature a large piece of the Berlin Wall. The enclosed Air Force One Pavilion is especially impressive as it was built around the retired Air Force One airplane that Ronald Reagan used as president.
Open-Air Excursions from Tenaya Lodge
Located just 2 miles from the south gate of Yosemite National Park, Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp provides one-of-a-kind access to the area’s amazing waterfalls, wildflowers and views with a duo of new open-air tour options.
The property’s Mercedes-Benz tour bus holds up to 19 and features panoramic retractable roofs. Offered seven days a week, tours depart from the resort with a local guide and spend the day touring Yosemite Valley with stops at scenic landmarks such as Wawona, Tunnel View, Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan Meadow, and Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls.
Adventure-seekers can opt for outings with Sierra Nevada Motorsports. Jeep and ATV tours wind up on forest service roads to reach the historic Devil’s Peak fire lookout with expansive views of Sierra National Forest.
As travel comes returns in many parts of the world, Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2022 Star Award winners on April 26, 2022. The United States debuted 10 hotels, three restaurants and seven spas on the Five-Star list. In U.S. Mountain West towns with peaks, 12 hotels, one restaurant, and six spas landed a Five-Star nod.
In the soon-to-be released Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings, I write about Mountain Activities 101. That’s not the official title of the article—it’s actually Mild to Wild—but it is a primer about the many amazing activities groups can enjoy in the mountains, from cave tours in Bend, Oregon, to a kayaking, hiking and hot springs excursion near Boulder City, Nevada.