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.

Things to Do and Eat in Salem, Oregon

No sleepy government center, the Salem, Oregon pops with pioneer history, craft beer on tap, tasty snacks, and walkable streets.

Sacramento River Delta Day Trip

Take a road trip through the sights and sounds of the Sacramento River Delta.

San Francisco Bay Area Bucket List

Not sure what to see in the San Francisco Bay Area? Via readers share their bucket list worthy experiences in the region.

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.