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.

Stunning Waterfalls Around the World

Experience the world's most exciting waterfalls on your next vacation to the Great Cascades.

7 Beautiful Coastal Hikes in the West

Mountains have towering forests, but it can be hard to beat coastal trails in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.

Must-Visit Arizona State Parks

National parks get all the hype, but there are countless treasures hidden in Arizona’s state parks.

Best College Towns in the West

You don’t have to be a student—or related to one—to enjoy these 8 great destinations.

Explore the New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures stretches across seven floors of the historic Saban Building.

5 Cozy Fall Destinations in the West

Here are our favorite spots around the West to embrace fall, from apple picking and leaf peeping to sipping pumpkin spice lattes and curling up with a book.

A Weekend in San Juan Bautista, California

Steeped in history and immortalized in Hitchcock’s Vertigo, the small frontier town centered around its 224-year-old namesake mission steps out.

Best Places to See Fall Color in the West

From the Sierra Nevada to Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest, here’s where to see fall foliage in all its red and gold glory.

Get a Taste of World Travel Without Leaving the West

Satisfy your urge to see the world by seeking out culturally diverse experiences in these six U.S. cities.

Weekend Getaway in Jerome, Arizona

This small Wild West town packs a punch.

Tualatin Valley, Oregon Weekend Trip

Fall in the Tualatin Valley boasts fruitful farmers’ markets, sightings of migrating geese, and a pumpkin regatta.

Things to Do in Ojai, California

Slow down and savor the celebrated sunsets and natural surroundings in this southern Shangri-La.