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.

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.
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.
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.
Martinez Lake, Arizona

Yuma, Arizona is so Much More Than a Pit Stop

Discover the historic and contemporary charms of this southwestern city.
Man and woman skiing a groomed run at Snowbird in Salt Lake City

City Guide: Urban Fun Meets Outdoor Oasis in Salt Lake City, UT

The temple is breathtaking, the lake is vast, and the downtown scene is surprising.
AAA Member on a beach vacation with her dog.

6 Pet-Friendly Destinations in the West

From mountain towns to beach-side getaways, explore these dog-friendly spots.
A woman helps a little girl put her boot back into her snowboard on the slope at Nordic Valley Ski Resort in Ogden, Utah.

6 Affordable Winter Getaways

Get bang for your buck with these snowy or balmy escapes.
Disneyland's "It's a Small World" Holiday ride decked out in thousands of lights for the holidays.

What’s New at Disneyland for the Holidays This Year

Plus get tips on when to go and how to save money on your trip.
Two hikers walk through the creek in Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness, West Fork Oak Creek Canyon.

Best Places to Enjoy Fall Color in Arizona

Bask in the season with a day trip or hike.
People eat outside of Pizzeria Bianco and Bar Bianco in Phoenix, Arizona.

A Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

Live music, parks, art, and award-winning food spark the city’s urban core.
A girl picks apples at 24 Carrot Farms in Placerville, California.

Experience a Golden Fall in Gold Country

Where to find liquid gold (wine), golden tickets, and the real deal in California’s Gold Country.
A purple and blue sunset in Saguaro National Park outside of Tucson.

Tucson: The Southwest's Best Affordable Escape

Arizona's second-largest city seduces with stunning scenery, inspiring art, and famed cuisine.
People dine outside at the Farm-to-Table Dinner at Kendall-Jackson in Fulton, California.

23 Hidden Gems in Sonoma County, California

Enjoy Northern California’s harvest season at these less-visited spots.