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.

7 Small Town Escapes Just Outside the City

These towns may look tiny next to major metropolitan areas, but their history, culture, and outdoors make them stand out.

VIP Weekend in Seattle for Music Lovers

From its grunge past to its indie, folk, and rap present, Seattle has music in its DNA. Get to know the city with this guide.

Best Big Festivals in the West

You'll want to plan your summer (and early fall) around these top celebrations.

Rome or Florence? Here’s Why You Should Go to Both

Just 170 miles apart, Rome and Florence offer very different experiences in a single vacation.

3 Scenic Spring Hikes in Mendocino County

The region is always a hit with nature lovers, but it's particularly spectacular in spring. 

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.