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.
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.
Yuma, Arizona is so Much More Than a Pit Stop
This self-proclaimed "Sunniest City in the World" on the Colorado River is a destination all its own.
Victoria, B.C.: 4 Things We Love
Discover the "City of Gardens" by way of its ornate architecture, the expansive Butchart Gardens, and the Royal BC Museum.
A Beach of Gems Near Fort Bragg
Just north of Fort Bragg, the ocean has polished old bottles and broken ceramics into a rainbow of luminous sea glass.
Cannon Beach, Oregon: Seaside Weekender
Special shops, an animated arts scene, and a protected Marine Garden distinguish this beach town from its north coast neighbors.
Driving Haunted Route 66
There are some ghostly Route 66 stops, such as the Museum Club in Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon Caverns in Peach Springs.
John Steinbeck's Cannery Row Monument
If you loved Steinbeck's novel Cannery Row, be sure to see the monument depicting the author and local luminaries in Monterey.
Elko, Nevada: Cowboy Weekender
Soak up pioneer history, hike among colorful quaking aspen, listen to poets, and feast on fine grub in cowboy-friendly Elko.
Nevada City, California Gold Country Getaway
Discover the small-town charm and local delights of historic Nevada City, just an hour west of Truckee.
Best Healdsburg Wineries for Beginners
If you're a wine-tasting novice, these wineries are a great place to learn the ins and outs of sipping and swirling.
9 Reasons to Visit Santa Cruz's West Side
Santa Cruz's west side offers crave-worthy eats, hipster shops, cozy coffee spots, and a tasty beer and wine scene.