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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.

Incredible Coastal Hiking Trails

Via Readers share their picks for best hikes for those who venture to the edge of the continent.

Inside Disney’s New Star Wars Land, Galaxy’s Edge

A galaxy far, far away has never been closer. Disneyland’s new Star Wars land brings planet Batuu to life.

Vashon Island, Washington Weekend Escape

Escape bustling Seattle and head to Vashon Island, where you can visit a lighthouse, sip ciders, and take a scenic bike ride.

Eat Your Way Around Vancouver's Granville Island

You'll find Northwest Indian art, silk clothing, puppets, brewed lagers and ales, and good eating near downtown Vancouver, B.C.

What to See and Do on Salt Lake's Antelope Island

Just north of Salt Lake City, a 28,022-acre state park beckons with views, wildlife, and plenty of outdoor activities.

Top Wineries in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana

Vintners at a surprising profusion of wineries in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana deliver an intriguing range of regional flavors.

The Ultimate Guide to Santa Fe, New Mexico

History, cultural and creativity collide in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Here's what to see, do, and eat when visiting the city.

Visit Oregon's Enchanted Forest

Read about Oregon's Enchanted Forest, where children can enjoy the theme park of their dreams.

9 Must-See Museums in Los Angeles

Los Angeles's museums merit a spot right up there alongside famous spots in Paris, New York, and Rome.

Where to Find Saguaros and Other Dazzling Cactus in the West

You don’t have to love spines to see what’s glorious about the West’s strangest plants. Here’s where to find cacti in spring.

Get to Know Berkeley, California on These 3 Walking Tours

Three walking tours in Berkeley, California, lead to great eats, beautiful vistas, and lovable oddities.

7 Don't-Miss Destinations on the Monterey Peninsula

New and little-known restaurants, shops, and parks await on the Central Coast.