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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.

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.  

Desert Art: Outdoor Sculpture of the Southwest

The Southwestern desert landscape has inspired all sorts of site-specific art, from the monumental to the intimate. 

11 Great San Francisco Neighborhood Restaurants

Enjoy your next San Francisco meal at one of these foodie-approved eateries, like Souvla, Bar Crudo, or The Bird.

Honolulu: 5 Things We Love

Hawaii's capital and largest city continues to dazzle visitors.

5 Towns in Greater Portland, Oregon

Five sweet spots around Portland that offer abundant natural scenery, bike and hike paths, farmer's markets, and summer concerts.

The Wild Ride to Crown King, Arizona

The journey to Crown King in Arizona's Bradshaw Mountains is as wild a ride as it is a destination.

Estes Park, Colorado: Summer Getaway

Estes Park, Colorado offers a beautiful view of the Rockies, snowboarding, camping, shopping, and regional bites!

Summer Getaway in Flagstaff, Arizona

Summer is when northern Arizona's mountain town, Flagstaff, becomes a true getaway destination. 

Are You Ready for the Brisbee 1,000 Stair Climb?

Outdoor stair climb race meets craft brew festival in historic downtown Bisbee, Arizona, every third weekend in October.

4 Contra Costa Parks to Visit in Spring

This spring, tour a mine, climb some rocks, and search for newts and lupine.

Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway Weekend Trip

Waterfalls are the main attraction along Oregon's forested detour off I-5 between Roseburg and Gold Hill.