Summer Fun

Get outside and enjoy the best of the season with these activities.

The view of the Pacific Ocean from the Dillon Beach Resort in Bodega Bay, California.

5 Affordable Beach Vacation Spots in the West

From quiet hideaways to pristine sandy stretches, these less-crowded destinations have something for everyone.
a hiker watches the sunset at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

8 Fun Things to Do in Arizona This Summer

Escape the heat with these cool, unique outdoor activities.
roller coaster riders holding on tight at Legoland

Hop on the Newest Theme Park Attractions This Summer

Get to know the latest rides, shows, and more.
Pyrotechnics at the colorful kineticFIELD stage at Electric Daisy Carnival.

10 Extraordinary Outdoor Music Experiences in the West

These festivals and venues offer aural and visual delights.
Metal bear-proof food lockers outside canvas tent cabins in Yosemite National Park's Half Dome Village

How to Keep Animals and Bugs Away Outdoors

Outsmart raccoons, avoid bears, and repel mosquitoes, flies, and ants with these tips.
a woman walks on the bluff at California's Salt Point State Park.

8 Best State Park Campgrounds in the West

Pop up your tent or park your RV at these top spots, from oceanfront to under the forest canopy.
Hikers take in the views from McHugh Creek Bridge near Alaska's Turnagain Arm.

6 Easy Summer Day Trips in the West

Escape the crowds and enjoy a mini vacation at these spots.
The deck at Salmon Falls Resort in Ketchikan, Alaska at sunset.

6 Long Weekend Getaways in the West

Make the most of your next 3-day weekend at these destinations.
Brothers stand in Disneyland Resort's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Insider Tips for Visiting Disneyland with Kids

From park hacks to top rides for toddlers to teenagers, make the most of a family trip to Disneyland.
elevated view of Hamilton Cove on Catalina Island, California.

Catalina Island: 5 Things We Love

This Southern California island retreat is full of relaxing activities.
Summer visitors flock to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the Fourth of July.

Santa Cruz, California: Fun on the Boardwalk and Beyond

Oceanside fun, tasty eats, and California history converge in Santa Cruz.
Patrick’s Point ocean view near Trinidad, California .

Readers' Favorite State Parks to Visit in Summer

AAA Members share their top state parks from the West to hike, camp, swim, or just take in the view.
Bighorn River cuts through the steep canyon walls in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

7 Late Summer Day Trips

It’s not too late to sneak in a road trip.
Panoramic of lake and hills in Utah's Bear Lake State Park.

Bear Lake, Utah Summer Weekend Escape

Frolic in water, nosh on pizza, and explore a cave at Bear Lake on the border of Idaho and Utah.
Historic train station in Flagstaff, Arizona, at sunset

Summer Getaway in Flagstaff, Arizona

Enjoy a scenic high country escape this summer.