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.

A woman looks at a rock at Petroglyph Beach State Historic Site in Wrangell, Alaska.

7 Lesser-Known Places to Cool Down This Summer

Chill out at these refreshing destinations throughout the West.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at sunset

7 Spots for a Short and Sweet Summer Trip

Enjoy the sunshine—or beat the heat—with a few days away in one of these summer-fun destinations.
Gentle waves crash onto Cayucos State Beach on the waterfront of Cayucos on the Central Coast of California.

6 Quaint Coastal Towns in the West

Seek ocean breezes and quiet at these laid-back spots.
Woods Canyon Lake on a sunny day.

6 Unexpected Places to Cool Off in Arizona

Chill out at these 6 outdoorsy escapes.
The sign outside of Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary.

Spend a Weekend in Laramie, Wyoming

Take in world-class art, hike across glacially shaped mountains, and soak in the small town charm.
Summer visitors flock to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the Fourth of July.

Santa Cruz, California: Fun on the Boardwalk and Beyond

Oceanside fun, tasty eats, and California history converge in Santa Cruz.
The vineyards at DANCIN Vineyards in Medford, Oregon.

A Weekend in Rogue Valley, Oregon

A river runs through this picturesque Gold Rush town.
a family takes a fun photo in front of the entrance to LEGOLAND California.

What’s New at California’s Popular Theme Parks This Year

Hop on the latest attractions at LEGOLAND, Disneyland, and more.
People sit outside the Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio in Downtown Disney District.

What to See and Do in the Downtown Disney District

Discover the best places to eat and shop in this insider’s guide.
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.