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 Perfect Weekend in Patagonia, Arizona

The onetime boomtown shines, thanks to its stunning setting and outsize arts scene.

Hidden Santa Cruz Nature Spots

Head beyond the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and explore beautiful, off-the-beaten-path nature spots in Santa Cruz County.

7 Places to Get a Taste of Britain in the West

From high tea to Shakespeare under the stars, these British-themed destinations pay tribute to our friends across the pond. 

Baker City, Oregon Weekend Getaway

Discover Old West history, sweeping high-desert scenery, and a four-foot-tall salt lick in eastern Oregon.

Best Day Trip Destinations Outside Reno, Nevada

In the eastern Sierra foothills you'll find these five charming stopovers loaded with historic and contemporary charms.

Must-See Sights Outside of Yellowstone National Park

Explore four tranquil destinations in Greater Yellowstone that are just a short drive from the park.

5 Things We Love about Juneau, Alaska

Alaska’s capital has an abundance of great scenery and attractions, plus local-harvest eateries.

Best Summer Art and Cultural Events in Europe

European cities lure travelers with museums, historic architecture, innovative food, and wine and music festivals in the summer.

Weekend Getaway to Redding, California

You’ll find outdoor adventure, Gold Rush memories, and contemporary architecture in this city along the Sacramento River.

Best Independent Bookstores in the West

Here are some of the best independent bookstores in the West—worthy of a trip down the street or across the state.

Favorite Activities in Pebble Beach, California

Iconic attractions lure visitors to this Monterey Peninsula resort town: golf courses, fine dining, and 17-Mile Drive.

Readers' Favorite Pet-Friendly Destinations

Traveling with your pooch? Here are 15 spots in California, Utah, Washington, and Oregon for you and Fido to eat, play, and sleep.