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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.

9 Places to See Whales Along the West Coast

For the best glimpses of magnificent whales, visit these trails, headlands, parks, and lighthouses along the Pacific Coast.

Roseburg, Oregon Weekend Escape

Head to the heart of the Umpqua River Valley for history, wine, and nature.

Summer Getaway in Ridgway, Colorado

You'll find Old West history and lots of outdoor fun in this southwestern Colorado town. 

Richmond, B.C.: 5 Things We Love

Vancouver's neighbor to the south has it all: food, culture, and nature.

Summer Fun at Oregon's Mount Hood

Drive up Oregon's Mount hood and discover amazing views and adventures. 

Off-the-Radar Road Trips Near Benson, Arizona

Fall is a great time to go treasure hunting for crafts and collectibles in historic Benson and other Cochise County towns.

Visit These Popular National Parks in the Off Season Instead

Find peace and quiet—plus good dining—during the off-season at Olympic, Zion, and Yellowstone National Parks.

What to See and Do in Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods, a forest near San Francisco, attracts nearly 1 million visitors per year with stunning trails and intriguing wildlife.

Mt. Shasta, California: Groovy Weekender

Mt. Shasta, California, a Siskiyou County hamlet, is a great weekend destination if you enjoy the outdoors, art, and fun shops.

Discover Oregon's Haunting Neskowin Ghost Forest

North of Lincoln City, explore Oregon's ancient Neskowin Ghost Forest.

Marin County's Best Beaches

The best Marin County beaches for fishing, leash-free dog walking, discovering hermit crabs, and trying stand-up paddleboarding.

Top Things to Do in Monterey and Carmel, California

The Monterey Peninsula’s beauty is legendary, illustrated in the works of creative people it inspired, from Steinbeck to Dalí.