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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.

Favorite Hiking Trails in the West

Ocean views, cool forests, and wildlife can be found on these treks in the West.

Best Places to Enjoy Fall Color in Arizona

Escape into fall on one of these day trips or hikes in across Arizona.

Weekend Getaway in Prescott, Arizona

Once rough-and-tumble, Prescott has historic architecture, scenic surroundings, modern eats, and a watering hole or two.

Volcanoes of the West

Here are some of the best places around the West for a volcano vacation.

Things to Do and Eat in Salem, Oregon

No sleepy government center, the Salem, Oregon pops with pioneer history, craft beer on tap, tasty snacks, and walkable streets.

Hiking in Mount Diablo State Park

Mount Diablo State Park draws hikers and cyclists with a variety of trails and panoramic views.

Hoodoos Less Traveled: Cedar Breaks National Monument

Avoid the crowds and take in some very dramatic scenery at this high-desert Utah gem.

Favorite Spots to See Fall Foliage

Via readers share their top spots for eye-catching dramatic fall foliage.

Escape to Bozeman, Montana in Autumn

No longer just a stop en route to Yellowstone, this burgeoning Montana city earns its destination status.

10 Awe-Inspiring Geological Wonders in the West

10 dramatic sites in California, Arizona, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Idaho reveal how the West's landscape evolved.

Yosemite Beyond the Valley

Venture beyond the crowds in Yosemite Valley at California's most popular national park and find mountain magic.

Oregon's Summer Bounty: Molalla Country Farm Loop

Treat yourself with sweet stops at the fruit orchards, flower farms, and organic ranches along Oregon's Molalla Country Farm Loop.