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.

grapes grow on Youngberg Hill

Gourmet Weekend in McMinnville, Oregon

This Willamette Valley town is known for winemaking and cuisine.
AAA Members ski with views of Lake Tahoe.

Best Winter Weekend Getaways in the West

From ski towns to tropical beaches, here are the best places to play—and relax—from November to March.
the exterior of Taliesin West and surrounding landscape in Scottsdale, Arizona

What to Do and See in Scottsdale, Arizona

There's more to the city in spring than baseball.
A group of friends soak at the Bozeman Hot Springs in Bozeman, Montana.

7 Romantic Scenic Spots in the West

Rekindle your love for one another with these day trips and getaways.
Aurora Winter Train glides through the snowy landscapes of Alaska.

8 Winter Wonders in the West

Experience the season’s magic at these unique destinations.
Beautiful view of the snow-covered forest opening to reveal a piece of Lake Coeur d' Alene on a sunny winter afternoon

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Winter Weekend Trip

This lakeside resort warms winter visitors with fireworks, chocolate, and alpacas.
Johns Hopkins Glacier on a clear day as seen from the water below.

10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in the West

Prepare to be wowed by these natural and cultural wonders.
Sunrise lights up the rocks in Red Rock Canyon in Nevada on a winter morning.

6 Warm Winter Getaways Across the West

Banish the thermals with surreal desert hikes, dude ranch rides, and alfresco hot tubs.
The adobe Painted Desert Inn in Petrified Forest National Park on a clear day.

5 Off-the-Beaten Path Places in Arizona to Visit in Winter

Find solitude, relaxation, and entertainment here.
Brush Creek Distillery at sunset.

A Weekend in Carbon County, Wyoming

Pack the cowboy boots and some Gore-Tex apparel on a winter escape.
Aerial view of Truckee, California covered in snow at dusk.

Favorite Mountain Towns for Winter

There’s so much more than skiing in these alpine retreats.
Chabot Space and Science Center at night overlooking downtown Oakland, California.

Best Destinations in the West for Stargazing and Astronomy

Observe far-off galaxies at these 9 space centers around the West.
downtown Boise, including state capitol building and surrounding mountains

Fun Things to do in Downtown Boise, Idaho

Telemark meets macchiato in downtown Boise.
Elk roam at the National Elk Refuge near Jacksonhole, Wyoming and Teton National Park.

Discover the Best Winter Getaway for You

Whether you’re interested in dog sledding or the desert, there’s a trip in the West for you.
Northern lights above the trees in Fairbanks, Alaska.

7 Places to See the Northern Lights in the U.S. and Beyond

Witness the stunning aurora borealis at one of these spots.