Trees with autumn leaves reflect in the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park.

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Insights and advice from AAA.

Fireworks errupt over Union Square in San Francisco, California on New Years.

Festive Holiday Fun in San Francisco

Spend the holiday season in San Francisco and enjoy the city's festive activities.
snowshoers leave tracks across white powder on a sunny day at Arizona Nordic Village in Flagstaff.

Enjoy Winter in Flagstaff, Arizona

The northern Arizona town mixes snow play with science adventures and good food.
dragon with escorts in Chinese New Year parade at night in San Francisco

Weekend Trip to San Francisco's Chinatown

This always festive neighborhood is a universe of colorful temples, shops, and dining destinations.
Modern exterior of the Los Milics Vineyard tasting room in Sonoita, Arizona.

How to Spend a Weekend in Sonoita, Arizona

Southern Arizona’s savannas entice visitors with welcoming wineries, humming wildlife, and rich culture.
A woman soaks in the nordic spa at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska.

Favorite Hot Springs in the West

AAA Members share their favorite spots to soothe their spirits with a soak surrounded by nature.
Martinez Lake, Arizona

Yuma, Arizona is so Much More Than a Pit Stop

Discover the historic and contemporary charms of this southwestern city.
A couple shop for a car in a car dealership.

5 Tips to Negotiate the Best Car Price

Get a favorable deal on a new or used car despite the current shortage.
A driver charges his electric Kia at an Electrify America charging station.

4 New Trends That Make EVs Even More Enticing

Here’s what is ahead in the electric car market.
Push to start button on a new car.

Do You Really Need to Warm Up Your Car?

As the weather changes, it may be time to rethink this habit.
A salesperson hands a woman the keys to her new SUV.

Is a Certified Pre-Owned Car Worth the Money?

Here’s what the designation means and if it’s the right fit for you.
Large field of poppies at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, California at sunset.

Where to Stop on I-5, from Sacramento to Los Angeles

Stretch your legs, grab a snack, and take a break at these spots along Interstate 5 in California.
Nanci and Skip Williams outside of their 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia along a river in California.

What’s Van Life Really Like?

AAA Members reveal the perks and potential pitfalls of going mobile.
Exterior view of the Taliesin West World Heritage building.

Midcentury Modern Road Trip

Cruise through Arizona, California, and Nevada to see some of the West’s best-known architecture.
The sun sets behind a shade structure at Dark Sky RV Park and Campground in Kanab, Utah.

Beautiful Places to Park an RV or Van in the West

Spend the night at these cool spots, from wineries to golf courses and all types of venues in between.
Lake Como in Montana's Bitterroot Valley on a winter's day.

Road-Trip Through Montana’s Bitterroot Valley

In-the-know locals treasure the valley as a place to relax, explore, and refresh any season of the year.
Lost Lake Trail in the Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming.

7 Best Day Trips for Fall Fun

Skip the summer traffic and crowds with these activity-filled road trips.
Crescent Trail Rides takes horseback riders onto the beach at Tolowa Dunes State Park in Northern California.

What to do in and around California’s Tolowa Dunes State Park

Winter offers surprising outdoor activities, from horseback riding to exploring Indigenous culture.
Snow-covered rocks in Yosemite Valley.

Why You Should Visit Yosemite in Winter 

Plus what to do in the park during the off-season.
Hatcher Pass scenic drive in Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska in fall.

9 Hikes to See Fall Color in the West

Walk amongst the golden leaves.
A couple hike to North Window in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah.

Complete Guide to Arches National Park

In this wonderland of rainbow-shaped rock formations, easily accessible adventures abound.
A woman and her dog sit in front of a wood-burning stove and look out the window at a snow-covered landscape.

Is Your Fireplace Still Safe to Use?

Prevent home fires and other dangers with these precautions.
An indoor security camera mounted on a white wall in a modern home.

How to Choose the Best Home Security Camera for You

Six questions to help you decide which option is best for your household.
Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in San Francisco's Union Square at night.

20 Places to Go Ice Skating in the West

Glide and giggle on these festive rinks, from seasonal pop-ups to year-round set-ups.
panoramic view from the Hamon Observation Tower at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

The Ultimate Golden Gate Park Guide

World-class art, gorgeous gardens, and a herd of bison: All in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Swift Creek in the Stillwater State Forest near Whitefish, Montana.

13 Free Things to do Across the West This Winter

Make memories with these activities, from Arizona to Alaska.
Skiers and snowboarders at the top of Big Dipper at Heavenly Mountain Resort in Tahoe, Nevada.

6 Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in Nevada and Utah

These stellar ski areas deserve a spot on your list.
A woman calculates the real cost of using a BNPL app.

What You Should Know Before Clicking 'Buy Now, Pay Later'

Is it safe to use installment plans when shopping?
A woman uses her cell phone on the couch.

7 Top Scams and How to Avoid Them

From robocalls to identity theft, learn how to prevent the most common scams online and off.
the spicy potato and corn chowder with toppings at Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup in Phoenix, Arizona

8 Places to Get Your Chowder Fix

Discover a variety of takes on this beloved hearty soup throughout the West.
picture of a woman foraging a porcini mushroom in a forest

Foraging Events and Feasts in the West

Collect your next meal outside at one of these foraging events.