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.

How to Spend an Ideal Day in Healdsburg

In Healdsburg, CA, wine country-chic meets backroads charm for a match made in weekend-getaway heaven.

Southern Oregon Coast Scenic Road Trip: Coos Bay to Brookings

Sea stacks and steam engines, mighty rivers and mouthwatering meals--the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway has lots to see and do.

Houseboating on Lake Havasu, Arizona

This is the perfect venue for houseboating. 

Must-See Big Sur Nature Spots and Views

You can nest like a bird, soak in a hot spring, and dine above the clouds on the Central California coast in Big Sur.

Beauty Meets Bounty in Marin County

Explore Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, and Point Reyes National Seashore—then enjoy a delicious meal nearby.

Wild West Weekend in Casper, Wyoming

You won't be bored in historic Casper, Wyoming. Choose from activities like disc golf, art walks, and shopping for cowboy boots.

5 U.S. Historic Trails Reveal the Wild West

Follow in the footsteps of a Juan Bautista de Anza, the Nez Perce, ancient Hawaiians, Western traders, and Alaskan mushers.

A Weekend in California's Amador Wine Country

Just an hour east of Sacramento, Amador County offers delectable wine, beer, and eats, plus at least one particularly sweet stay.

11 Urban Oases in the West

A Japanese garden, a rooftop sanctuary, and other bits of greenery provide respite in 11 cities in the West.

Choteau, Montana: 4 Things We Love

Discover picturesque Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest and dig for dinosaur bones in central Montana.

Must-See Animals at the San Diego Zoo

You don't have to travel the globe to see Galápagos tortoises, giant pandas, and orangutans—just visit the San Diego Zoo. 

5 Things We Love About Warrenton, Oregon

Stroll along waterfront trails, dig razor clams, and peek into Oregon's history at the mouth of the Columbia River in Warrenton.