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.

8 Ghost Towns in the West

These historic haunts offer a dust-kissed look back on a bygone era.

5 Mystery Spots in the West

Visit these baffling, unexplainable phenomena in the West, from the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot to a disappearing lake in Washington.

Celebrate Fall in Half Moon Bay, CA

A half-hour south of San Francisco, this coastal community comes to life in autumn with a pumpkin festival and just-picked eats.

Complete Guide to Mojave National Preserve

In southeastern California, the "lonesome triangle" delivers mountains, canyons, an ancient lake, and volcanic relics.

San Francisco Mission District Travel Guide

An insider's guide to the Mission District—its restaurants, bookstores, shops, murals, culture, nightlife, history, and burritos.

How to Visit Napa Valley on a Budget

Discover affordable wine tastings, restaurants, hotels, and transportation in the Napa Valley for a budget trip you won’t forget.

Retreat to These Glamping Yurts Around the West

These luxury yurt retreats offer unforgettable glamping at some of the West's most beautiful locations. 

A Cultured Weekend in Ashland, Oregon

Come to Ashland, Oregon for the Shakespeare Festival and stay for the delicious food, distinct culture, and refreshing outdoors.

Fall Trip to Sun Valley, Idaho

Before winter returns to Idaho's fabled slopes, it's time for hiking, noshing, and celebrating sheep.

Fall Trip to Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Cascading waters plus turning leaves make for a perfect walk in the Oregon woods.

Fall Trip to Nevada's Ruby Mountains

Head to Northeast Nevada's Lamoille Canyon for some of the West's most unforgettable fall foliage.

Whale Watching Getaway in Depoe Bay, Oregon

Cruising down the Oregon Coast, you'll find one of the Northwest's best spots to see whales. (The seafood is pretty great, too.)