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.

Where to See Ancient Petroglyphs in Alaska

The largest collection of petroglyphs in southeastern Alaska can be seen at Petroglyph Beach State Historic Site.

What to See on Washington's Side of the Columbia River

Take a drive along Washington state's Route 14 for art, history, food, and sweeping views of the majestic Columbia River.

Fort Benton, Montana: 5 Things We Love

Stroll a riverfront walk, relax at an elegant hotel, take in museums, monuments, and the down-home eats in historic Fort Benton.

Highway 395: Your Route to the Sierra's Secret Wonders

The best places to explore along Highway 395 in Northern California, including Bodie, Manzanar, Devils Postpile, and Mono Lake.

The Coolest Underground Tours in Arizona

Escape the blazing heat with one of four underground tours in the southeastern corner of Arizona.

Top Thrills at Southern California Theme Parks

Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then see what's new at Disneyland, Legoland, Magic Mountain, and Knott's Berry Farm.

Ely, Nevada: A Glimpse into the Past

Ride a steam locomotive, tuck into an ice cream soda, and enjoy tours of underground wonders in remote Ely, Nevada.

Columbia River Highway: Oregon's Scenic Gorge Drive

Savor the scenic Columbia River Gorge with 70-mile road trip along the state's northern edge.

Readers' Favorite Scenic Swim Spots

From Trillium Lake in Oregon to Mayfield Lake in Washington, these are some of readers' favorite swim spots.

What to do in Klamath Falls, Oregon

Set between Crater Lake and Lava Beds National Monument, Klamath Falls draws visitors with adventures, history, and comfort food.

Chicago Now: How to See the Urban Jewel

Enjoy the city from a new angle on the Riverwalk, 100-year-old Navy Pier from a giant Ferris wheel, and deep dish pizza.

Downtown Los Angeles Rises

Los Angeles evolves with time while showcasing its past. Experience modern museums, established eateries, and a historical tour.