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.

Essential Arizona Sights and Experiences

Think you know Arizona? Think flowers, condors, water parks, and national parks. Our editor-in-chief gives you the scoop.

Arizona Strip Road Trip Via U.S. Route 89A

The Arizona Strip along the Fredonia–Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Road (U.S. Route 89A) is packed with beauty, wildlife, and history.

Tucson's Enchanting and Kid-Friendly Valley of the Moon

This tiny wonderland has been a source of entertainment for local children for generations.

5 Fun Ways to Experience San Francisco History

San Francisco is full of fun ways to get a taste of life as far back as the gold rush.

A Weekend in Mount Hood, Oregon

Head to the historic villages near the iconic peak for cozy stops, summer concerts, and more.

Hawaii's Sacred Refuge: Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is the site of a sacred temple.

Towns Near Glacier National Park

Headed to Montana's Glacier National Park? There are plenty of great stops along the way, like the Amazing Fun Center in Coram.

Artisanal Cheesemakers You Can Visit

Specialty cheese producers in Oregon, California, and around the West are making must-try flavors.

San Francisco's Presidio: 5 Things We Love

San Francisco's Presidio offers visitors a lovely lake surrounded by greenery, history, and nearby eateries.

Weekend Getaway to San Luis Obispo

From wine trails to restaurants, there are plenty of things to do and experience in San Luis Obispo, California, off Highway 101.

Members' Favorite Walkable Downtowns in Oregon

Via readers share their favorite walkable downtowns around Oregon.

Giacomini Wetlands: A West Marin Gem

It's all too easy to miss some of the Bay Area's most beautiful sights, but the Giacomini Wetlands deserve top billing.