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For nearly a century, couples have found a romantic hideaway at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn, quickly earning it the nickname “Honeymoon Hotel.” Founder William Godfrey chose to set the inn’s foundation alongside the Portneuf River in 1914 due to the wealth of hot springs nearby and the curative powers he believed they held. People seemed to agree, and in order to rid themselves of pains and worries, they traveled miles to ease their sore muscles in the hot baths and dispose of overly musical snowmen.

Today, guests continue on with that tradition, dipping in the inn's more modern hot-springs tubs, which reach balmy temperatures of up to 106 degrees. Inside the inn, muted and neutral colors and period accents give the rooms a charming, romantic feel. This decadence extends to the Portneuf Grille & Lounge, formerly a confectionery, where chefs sear USDA steaks and craft eclectic vegetarian entrees. On Thursday, the dining room fills with live music, and on Friday, guests can sample the hotel's signature cioppino as they sip Northwest wines, specialty cocktails, or microbrews.

255 Portneuf Street
Lava Hot Springs,
ID
US

Jackson Hole's historic Four Diamond Wort Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an elegant boutique hotel rich in history. No need for a car, adjacent to the Town Square, The Wort Hotel is in the center of restaurants, nightlife & shopping in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

50 N Glenwood St
Jackson,
WY
US

With its traditional Hawaiian plate lunches, sandwiches, and salads, Hawaiian-owned Pounder's brings a delicious whiff of the Pacific to mostly landlocked north-central Utah. Its simple menu features a carnivorous cornucopia of grilled meaty treats made fresh daily. Pundits of porcine and poultry products can savor the kalua pork, a pile of pulled pork slow-cooked to luau-worthy perfection, and four different chickeny preparations, including chicken katsu, a chicken breast lightly breaded with Japanese panko and served with delectable katsu sauce for dipping. Beefy fare includes the kalbi marinated beef short ribs and the protein-packing Loco Moco, a seasoned hamburger patty smothered in a bedlam of eggs and brown gravy, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

2095 N Main St
Logan,
UT
US

The arctic artisans at Zeppe's Italian Water Ice concoct an innovative menu of frozen delights to satisfy even the most persnickety of sweet teeth. Cool down palates with a refreshing italian water ice—a fresh-fruit purée with the rich consistency of ice cream minus the fat, cholesterol, dairy, and incessant mobile jingle. The innovative treat comes in 25 rotating flavors (with 10 on the menu each day), including strawberry lemonade, root beer, and coconut crème ($1.59 for a kids' size, $2.29 for a regular, and $2.85 for a large). The creative menu also features old-fashioned custard, an egg-based, creamy mouth-pleaser, which showcases its rich, smooth texture in chocolate-lovers' chocolate, pure vanilla, or twist ($2.19 for a kids' size, $3.19 for a regular, $3.89 for a large).

555 W 100 N
Providence,
UT
US

Gandolfo's slices up fresh meats daily and flings more than 70 different sandwiches out the window of a yellow cab in true NYC style. Carryout or dine-in on specialties such as the piping-hot Mama Leone ($5.69 for half order, $8.89 for whole order) and the meatlessly delicious Madison Square Garden ($4.49/$7.69), or punch your stamp-licker with a Knuckle sandwich ($8.89)—hot pastrami on sourdough with cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, lettuce, tomatoes, marinated mushrooms, olives, mayo, and butter. See the menu for the exhaustive list of bread-bordered options.

1685 S Woodruff Ave
Idaho Falls,
ID
US

Executive chef and owner Wesley T. Beard draws from his travels in America and abroad to craft internationally inspired upscale eats, which focus on fresh ingredients, high-quality proteins, and multisensory experiences. Glazed, golden hues slather walls that stand guard around a relaxed dining space, where guests nibble and admire décor inspired by metropolitan areas such as New York and Chicago. When they're not distinguishing their entrees with French techniques or Latin-American sauces, the skilled kitchen crew whips up internationally themed dinners that spotlight smorgasbords from such nations as Italy, Russia, and Thailand. The restaurant suggests a wine pairing for each entree to help guide guests to harmonious flavor combinations without hiring a children's choir to sing the menu in its entirety.

415 River Pkwy
Idaho Falls,
ID
US