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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.

Trains in the West

11 railroad trips, from the Skunk Train to the Coast Starlight, offer a front seat to some of the West's most scenic landscapes.

Reader's Favorite Winery Outings in the West

Via readers share their favorite winery and vineyard destinations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah.

Top Lake Tahoe Après-Ski Spots

After a day on the Sierra slopes, head to these Lake Tahoe restaurants and bars.

Best Views of the Golden Gate Bridge

Six great vantage points—and some lesser known facts—to better appreciate the Golden Gate Bridge.

Summer Getaway in Ouray, Colorado

Summer is the perfect time to visit Ouray, Colorado, a small town with big attractions for visitors of all ages. 

3 Summer Getaways in Arizona's Rim Country

Escape the heat and retreat to northern Arizona's Mogollon Rim Country.

Spend a Weekend in Downtown Eugene

Explore the 20 walkable blocks of this delightful Willamette Valley city which brim with new gastronomy and artistry.

Lake Union: Seattle's Water-Loving Neighborhood

In this water-loving corner of Seattle, you'll find dragon boats, historic ships, and kayaks.

Discovering San Francisco Through the Waterfront

Find tasty seafood, fun science, and salty history where San Francisco meets the bay.

San Francisco's Mid-Market Neighborhood

New restaurants, bars, and performance spaces are blooming between Powell Street and the Civic Center.

Fun Things to Do Now in Sacramento, California

Old meets new in booming Sacramento. Discover what to see, do, and eat in California's capitol city.

5 Weird Places to Visit in Southern New Mexico

Southern New Mexico is famed for its bat-filled caverns, UFO museum, hot springs, and bright, white sand dunes,