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.

Arizona’s Best Photo Ops

Top tips and best places for capturing Arizona’s stunning scenery by camera.

6 Great Children’s Museums for Outdoor Play

These kids' museums like the Children's Discovery Museum and the Portland Children’s Museum combine learning with outdoor fun.

Rosewood CordeValle: A Surprising Resort South of Silicon Valley

Rosewood CordeValle, near San Jose, California, reminds Via’s editor how to exceed expectations.

Best Stops Along I-80: From Vallejo to Davis

There are plenty of worthy stops to check out on your I-80 road trip from Vallejo to Davis and everywhere in-between.

How to Spend a Gourmet Day in Sebastopol, CA

Sebastopol, in Northern California’s wine country, is a foodie paradise.

Sea Ranch: Northern California’s Coastal Retreat

From the town of Point Arena to Salt Point State Park, unplug and unwind on this scenic stretch of rugged coastline. 

San Francisco's Audium: A Journey for Your Ears

This sound-sculptured San Francisco space is all about the audible.

Why Barrio Logan is San Diego's Hot Spot

South of San Diego's lively Gaslamp Quarter, Barrio Logan beckons with new restaurants, attractions, and art galleries.

Road Trip: Stops Along Highway 89A to Sedona, Arizona

Where nature lovers savor the red rocks, the hiking, history, and ... haunted hamburgers?

Woodland, California: Strolling Through History

Modern shops and restaurants await behind 100-year-old facades in charming, historic Woodland, CA.

Fall Weekend in Lincoln City, Oregon 

Lincoln City in autumn means good eats, waterfall hikes, treasure hunting, secret beaches, and prehistoric fossils.

Oregon Coast Highway 101 Road Trip

Travel Highway 101 from Astoria to Manzanita to experience classic beachside favorites and discover new delights.