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.

Gourmet Weekend in McMinnville, Oregon

This Willamette Valley town is known for its winemaking and cuisine. You can also enjoy cool shops and a popular flight museum.

The West's Best City Parks

Escape the city in these exceptional green spaces.

Fabulous Fireplaces in the West

Via Readers share their favorite fireplaces in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

How to Be a Disneyland Pro

Whether it's your first trip or your 20th, have your best trip yet to the Happiest Place on Earth with these tips.

Must-See Icons and Hot Spots in Palm Springs

You don't need to be a celebrity to relax and recharge in Palm Springs, California.

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

This stretch of sea along northern California's Mendocino coast contains one of the richest upwelling zones in North America.

Best Winter Weekend Getaways in the West

From ski towns to tropical beaches, here are the best places to play—and relax—from November to March.

5 Tips for Making Merry on Your Disneyland Holiday

Don’t let Disneyland’s peak-season crowds steal your holiday spirit. These five tips will keep you feeling festive.

5 Hidden Gems in Mendocino County, California

Five great reasons to leave the beach and explore inland in Mendocino.

Top Scary Spots and Ghost Towns

Mystery meets history at 14 places around the West where spirits still wander and strange happenings are the norm.

Favorite Classic Movie Theaters in the West

For a night at the pictures, try one of these beloved theaters.

Portland's Northwest District

Authentic Portland culture flourishes north of Burnside with theater, dance, fine crafts, and soulful international eats.