Korean Air offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Hanoi, with late-September fares currently starting at $1,286 round trip. Vietnam Airlines (vietnamflight.net) has frequent daily flights from Hanoi to Da Nang, starting at $88 one way.
WHERE TO STAY
Truong Sa St., Da Nang
Two-year-old luxury resort on China Beach with infinity pool, water sports, fine dining and a butterfly garden. Fifteen miles from Hoi An. Complimentary shuttle van. Rooms from $175, buffet breakfast included.
Life Heritage Resort
1 Pham Hong Thai St., Hoi An
Colonial-style buildings in a tranquil garden setting on the Thu Bon River; within walking distance of Old Town. Rooms start at $150.
WHERE TO EAT
111 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An
A world-traveled chef tarts up the local foods with spicy, fruity, herb-infused sauces and salsas. Colorful decor and river view. Dinner entrees start at around $12.
At Lifestyle Resort
Known for tableside cooking, the chefs splash clams or shrimp with rice wine and herbs before steaming them on hot rocks, and with a few shots of liquid nitrogen turn cream and fresh fruit into ice cream right before your eyes. Dinner entrees start at around $15.
WHAT TO DO
Hoi An World Heritage sites
Buy a $4.50 ticket at one of several tourist booths to tour five of 18 historic Old Town buildings.
127 Phan Chau Trinh St., Hoi An
148 Tran Phu St., Hoi An
358 Nguyen Duy Hieu St., Hoi An