Places to Visit

Discover the best places to visit in the USA, in western states like California, Hawaii, Arizona, and Oregon, and beyond. Find places to go with kids or on your own, and dive deep into vacation destinations across the West.

Seven Magic Mountains, Ugo Rondinone, Nevada desert

Best Outdoor Sculptures in the Southwest

Visit these incredible pieces of art in the always inspiring Southwestern desert.
A woman sits on a red rock in Sedona, Arizona.

5 Peaceful Spring Break Spots in Arizona

These escapes provide quietude, meditative ambiance, and a chance to reconnect with nature.
Sunset over Helena, Montana.

A Spring Weekend in Helena, Montana

Soak in the vibrant art, historic buildings, and hot springs.
Blooming weeping cherry tree in the Portland Japanese Garden.

7 Spots to See Cherry Blossoms in the West

From California to Utah, delight in these magical displays.
Park City, Utah hill lit up for night skiing

A Weekend in Park City, Utah

Famous for the Sundance Film Festival, the city also boasts great skiing, food, and shops.
A child rests on a ski slope in Park City, Utah.

6 Great Cities to Visit in Winter

These destinations are perfect for this time of year.
Ljubljana Castle on a clear day in Slovenia.

5 Places to Travel Instead of These Popular Destinations

Sidestep the crowds at these scenic substitutes for some of the world’s most famous sites.
People lounge and play at Big Beach on Maui, Hawaii.

Which Hawaiian Island Is Right for You?

Discover the Hawaiian Islands and the resorts, foods, and history that define them.
People browse new releases at Book Passage in San Francisco.

Best Independent Bookstores in the West

Discover a new favorite at one of these beloved stores.
Colorful ice castles in Midway, Utah

Ice Castles in Midway, Utah

A frozen fantasyland is created each winter from 250 million pounds of ice.
Snowshoe trail leads to heated yurts in Arizona’s Coconino National Forest

Powder Play: No-Ski Snow Vacations

You don't have to ski to have fun in the snow.
Portland's Bagdad Theater & Pub interior during movie screening

Favorite Classic Movie Theaters in the West

These old-school venues channel vintage Hollywood with glorious architecture and ice-cold cocktails.
Northern lights in Tromsø, Norway

23 Unexpected Places to Visit

See something new at one of these lesser-traveled, unique destinations.
A woman tries on a hat in the Vain & Vintage store in Pocatello, Idaho

A Perfect Weekend in Pocatello, Idaho

Enjoy the great outdoors around "Poky." In-town lures include antique stores and unusual museums.
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.