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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 Awe-Inspiring Geological Wonders in the West

10 dramatic sites in California, Arizona, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Idaho reveal how the West's landscape evolved.

The Best Lakes for Summer Fun in the West

For a day at the beach, head inland! Discover scenic lakes with sandy shores and water activities.

Yosemite Beyond the Valley

Venture beyond the crowds in Yosemite Valley at California's most popular national park and find mountain magic.

Celebrating Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Opened in 1870, Oregon's loneliest lighthouse has served as a navy post, a Coast Guard station, and, now, as a state park.

Oregon's Summer Bounty: Molalla Country Farm Loop

Treat yourself with sweet stops at the fruit orchards, flower farms, and organic ranches along Oregon's Molalla Country Farm Loop.

Favorite Summer Camping Spots

Via Readers share their favorite campgrounds around the West.

What to Do in Astoria, Oregon

In this riverfront town, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, the tide of history is a constant force of nature.

Top Things to Do in Moab, Utah

Whether you're coming for its famed trails, or just looking for an easygoing vacation, Moab, Utah, will keep you busy.

Western National Parks Continue Phased Reopenings

National Parks in Western states are reopening after shutting down due to Covid-19.

Arizona's Best National Parks

Visit one of Arizona’s four distinguished national parks--the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Saguaro, and Tumacácori.

Weekend Getaway in Prescott, Arizona

Once rough-and-tumble, Prescott has historic architecture, scenic surroundings, modern eats, and a watering hole or two.

A Weekend in Denali National Park

Six million acres of stunning wilderness await in Alaska's Denali National Park.