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 Weekend in Downtown Oakland, California

Downtown Oakland's renaissance means hip new restaurants, bars, shops, and galleries.

A Weekend in Benicia, California

Benicia, a charming waterfront town on the Carquinez Strait, was once the capital of California.

Pilgrim Road Trip Around Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Visit Cape Cod, the Massachusetts peninsula where the Pilgrims first set foot in their new home.

Enjoy Nordic-Inspired Winter Dining in a Yurt Restaurant

These circular tents make cozy venues for extraordinary meals prepared by seasoned chefs.

6 Places to Learn About John Muir

Six places help you discover who Muir was and how his legacy lives on.

Weekend Getaway to Ogden, Utah

Relax year-round in Ogden, Utah, a vibrant mountain town sans the crowds and glitz.

A Perfect Weekend at Point Reyes, California

The Point Reyes area provides a perfect getaway with its tranquil beaches, local foods and high-quality crafts.

West Coast Ships and Boats to Explore

Board an ocean liner, floating museums, aircraft carriers, a submarine, a riverboat, and one of the world’s oldest active ships.

Spend a Lively Weekend in Historic Virginia City, Nevada

In this spirited slice of the Old West just 20 miles from Reno you'll experience everything from steam trains to camel races.

Mt. Tam's Verna Dunshee Trail

Take this accessible three-quarter-mile path to the top of Mount Tamalpais for dazzling views of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Where to See Fairytale Cottages in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Discover Carmel-by-the-Sea's whimsical storybook cottages.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming Fall Weekend Trip

Jackson Hole used to close up shop between summer and winter. These days, fall jumps with cultural and outdoor options.