A view of the vineyards in Osoyoos. Both Penticton and Osoyoos were named to the Expedia 34 of the most breathtaking places in North America. Courtesy of Expedia

Most breathtaking places in North America

Penticton and Osoyoos were named to the Top 34 most breathtaking places in North America by Expedia.

Expedia has named Penticton and Osoyoos as one of the Top 34 most breathtaking places in North America.

The blog post says they searched North America to find sweeping landscapes, famous views and sights that elicit the word, “wow.”

The blog post states this about Penticton, which was ranked No. 4:

“Wine vines and sandy shores — aka, the two best things in life. Penticton, British Columbia, is located between two lakes and surrounded by rolling mountains and welcoming vineyards. For scenic views of the landscape, lace up your walking shoes for the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. And once you’re ready for something stronger than water, marvel at 40-plus wineries that surround the town. In particular, Bench 1775 Winery has tables that overlook the waters of Okanagan Lake, and Maple Leaf Spirits lets you experience the majesty of the vineyards up close.”

And this on Osoyoos, which was ranked No. 25:

“Osoyoos can feel like an oxymoron, being a desert town in the middle of lush wine country. But perhaps the extremes are precisely why the grapes grow so plump and the tours around the vines offer sights unlike anywhere else. See rolling vineyards against the warm waters of Osoyoos Lake when you go on a Desert Country Wine Tour. Or see the area on your own when you book a bike with Heatstroke Cycle & Sport.”

Among some of the locations also making the Top 34 are Old Havana, Cuba; Page, Arizona and Hilo, Hawaii.

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