The Weekender: Spring Break Edition

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March 19, 2013 10:00 AM
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Weekend substitution: A Wild West nouveau dude ranch experience.

WHERE TO STAY The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort (from $515 per night; alisal.com), just 40 miles from Santa Barbara, California, might not be as remote as, say, Montana's The Ranch at Rock Creek (from $850 per night, all-inclusive; theranchatrockcreek.com), but there are still 10,000 acres to roam.

WHAT TO DO Spot wildlife while horseback riding on more than 50 miles of trails. The working cattle ranch also offers a spa and fishing pond. Bonus: There are no TVs — The Mindy Project can wait.