Pacific States Pair Well With Events

Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland of Team Europe performed at the KOSÉ Team Challenge Cup, a three-day figure skating event held in Spokane, Washington, in April. Photo courtesy of Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland of Team Europe performed at the KOSÉ Team Challenge Cup, a three-day figure skating event held in Spokane, Washington, in April. Photo courtesy of Jamie Squire/Getty Images

By John Conroy

Many of the nation’s most scenic destinations are located in the Pacific States, where cities take pride in the events they host indoors and out.

Stretching some 3,700 miles from Alaska to the Mexican border, the Pacific region offers a menu of tantalizing choices for event organizers. They extend from the rustic charm, native grandeur and possible downtown moose sightings of Anchorage to the laid-back beach culture, craft beers and grand sweep of Mission Bay in San Diego. And let’s not forget the allure of dragon boats, curling and the world’s largest 3-on-3 hoops extravaganza.

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