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Trendsetting Travel: Best Travel Values Around the Americas

Three regions where U.S. travelers can still find great travel value.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Perk: A short, inexpensive flight from the East Coast.

Highlights

Star chef Wilo Benet’s new Varita, at the Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino, has a rotisserie that can cook five 50-pound suckling pigs and a wood-burning pizza oven.

Plus: Eric Ripert Travels to Puerto Rico

Oregon Wine Country

Perk: The Willamette Valley is less pricey than Napa.

Highlights

The Valley has become more tourist-friendly, with the AgriVino Wine Center and about a dozen new tasting rooms; the Allison Inn & Spa opens in August.

Plus: 5 Favorite Pinot Noir Producers in Oregon

Patagonia, Chile

Perk: The U.S. dollar still goes far in Latin America.

Highlights

Nordic-chic Hotel Indigo is a less-expensive alternative to the eco-fabulous Cliffs Preserve. Both serve Chilean wines and local beef and seafood.

Plus: The Pioneer Spirit in Patagonia

Published January 2009
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