Cannon Beach, OR
Why it's so great: If you haven't been to Cannon Beach, you've seen it: in Goonies, and in the final scene of Point Break where Johnny Utah says, "Vaya con Dios" to Bodhi. And if you have been there, you've seen in become an increasingly popular alternative to more crowded destinations like Seaside, thanks to its small-town charm and assemblage of art galleries, seafood spots, and even a distillery. And, of course, to the town's most famous attraction, Haystack Rock, which thrusts up from the waves just offshore.
Must have food/drink: If you're feeling a little fancy, there's French/Italian fare inside the little yellow house that's home to Newmans at 988. But we prefer more casual options like Cannon Beach Hardware, where in addition to two floors of actual hardware, its got solid bar food and an excellent beer collection, or the venerable Castaway's Restaurant & Tiki Bar because... duh, you heard us say Tiki bar, right?!