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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.

Summerlin, Nevada: Las Vegas Without the Hustle

A flourishing dining and shopping scene has this neighborhood at Sin City's edge buzzing.

San Francisco's Top Sights and Hidden Gems

San Francisco is known for world-class tourist spots like the Golden Gate Bridge, but don't miss these hidden gems.

Arizona State Route 86 Sonoran Desert Road Trip

Visit Tohono O'odham Nation in southern Arizona's Sonoran Desert to learn about tribal history, traditional art, and local food.

Arizona's Chiricahua National Monument in Winter

Winter turns Chiricahua National Monument into a wonderland with mild temperatures and quiet trails.

Thanksgiving Point: Garden Oasis Outside of Salt Lake City

Nature lovers flock to Thanksgiving Point for its 55-acre botanical garden and much more. 

Silver Creek Preserve's Spring-Fed Beauty

This preserve's mix of high desert and riparian ecosystems creates a lush habitat for diverse species.

Saratoga, California Fall Weekend Trip

Fall foliage, fine food, special events, and winetasting make Saratoga a great fall destination.

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.