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.

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.

7 Best Photo Ops in the West

Take Instagram-worthy photos at these top spots throughout the West.

Visiting Walnut Canyon in Arizona

Walnut Canyon's natural limestone alcoves, rock-built pueblo, and pit houses once served as home to the ancient Sinagua people.

A Weekend in Bodega Bay, California

Two hours north of San Francisco, feast on fresh-off-the-boat seafood and soak up some of the Sonoma coast's best wildlife views.

A Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona, has become a hot destination with exciting culture, hip bites, new activities, and other fun additions.

Oakland’s Lake Merritt: 5 Things We Love

Oakland's Lake Merritt is a popular spot for city dwellers looking to reconnect with nature.

New Orleans Celebrates 300 Years

Celebrate NOLA's 300th anniversary by exploring its charming neighborhoods, parks, restaurants, and watering holes.

Fort Rock: Oregon's Outback

Along Oregon's Outback Scenic Byway stands Fort Rock, a volcanic ring rising 300-feet out of the high desert.

A Weekend in Dayton, Oregon

Dayton is known for its famous pinot noir and is also home to Oregon's only active olive mill. Enjoy biking and birding too.

Desert Wildflowers: The West's Spring Treat

From mid-February to April, native wildflowers will make their magical appearance in desert parks around the West.