Sweet Creek Trail in Mapleton, OregonThe Sweet Creek Trail is an easy 2.2-mile trip that takes in around a dozen beautiful waterfalls. April and May are perhaps the best time to visit the trail, as this is when various woodland wildflowers burst into full bloom. Look out for the pink fawn lilies, which are particularly rare. The trail is found only a few miles inland from Florence, at the mouth of the Siuslaw River.
Book Loft, German Village, Columbus, Ohio: Book Loft is one of the largest independent book stores in the country and is a mixture of pre-Civil War buildings that were previously used as general stores, saloons and a cinema. Now the village consists of 32 rooms full of bargain books.