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.

The Big Island: Hilo, Hawaii

The Big Island's sweet seaside town, Hilo, offers an alluring, laid-back vibe right next door to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

A Weekend in Billings, Montana

Billings, Montana, offers travelers an all encompassing weekend, from megastores to hipster eateries and everything in between.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

This spot is a reminder of where the tribes of central Montana lured herds of bison to their deaths at a dramatic cliff's edge.

Your Favorite Offbeat Museums in the West

These museums around the West offer unusual delights. 

5 Reasons to Savor Santa Barbara

From the area's ideal climate to its satisfying food scene, this is the perfect Central Coast city for a beachside vacation.

Best City for Visitors: Portland or Seattle?

Which of the Pacific Northwestʼs signature cities is best for visitors? A lover of both sets out to find the essence of each.

San Diego's Thriving Culture

Southern California's favorite beach town, San Diego, has grown into a thriving city—without losing its easy going spirit.

Wanderlust in Coronado, Arizona

Travelers to southeastern Arizona can revisit its Spanish Colonial history, see pioneer landmarks, and take in the wilderness.

Visiting SFMOMA: A San Francisco Day Trip

Here's how to turn a visit to SFMOMA, now one of the largest museums in Northern California, into a San Francisco day trip.

5 Cultural Discoveries in California's Central Valley

As the weather cools, head indoors for art exhibits, rock concerts, and an unexpected underground garden.

Experience a Golden Fall in Gold Country

Where to sip wines, pick apples, pan for precious metals, and hunt for ghosts in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

8 Arts and Crafts Buildings

Craftsmanship is it at these arts and crafts-inspired buildings, from a Julia Morgan–designed auditorium to an 18-room home.