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.

10 Must-See Natural Wonders of the West

From Death Valley to Hells Canyon, the West features natural wonders just begging for exploration. Read about our favorites.

5 Things to Love in Tahoe City, California

Tahoe City culture thrives with festivals, live performances, cinema, and down-to-earth dining.

Lockeford Meats: The Sausage King of California's Central Valley

Sausage connoisseurs come from all over for the tasty array of handmade sausages and other fine meats at Lockeford Meat & Sausage.

Sacramento Rising

The queen of the Central Valley has Old West charm and touts its farm-to-table dining.

Pacifica, California: Seaside Escape

Beaches, a castle, and interesting eateries make this coastal town south of San Francisco a perfect weekend getaway.

The Stars and Secrets of Monterey, California

Of course you’ll want to visit the favorites. Just be sure to leave time to check out the hidden sweet spots in Monterey.

5 Oakland Neighborhoods to Explore on Foot

Come for the food, stay for Oakland’s charms. Here are five wonderful, walkable parts of the city—all packed with fun attractions.

California Delta: Rio Vista

Enjoy bird-watching, book shopping, and riverfront dining in this comfortable city.

10 Reasons We Love Ireland

Rugged, adventurous, playful, poetic, and chatty, Ireland is irresistible and endlessly entertaining.

Seeing California Through the Eyes of Tourists from Japan

How does California look to Japanese tourists? Writer Don George gives us their unique perspective.

Road Trip California's Highway 152 From Gilroy to Moss Landing

Cruise from garlic fields in Gilroy to the Pacific Ocean along a 32-mile drive on California’s central coast.

Valley of the Gods in Utah

A less-traveled red rock country has all the sculptured landscape of its neighbor, Monument Valley, without the crowds.