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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.

West Coast Ships and Boats to Explore

Board an ocean liner, floating museums, aircraft carriers, a submarine, a riverboat, and one of the world’s oldest active ships.

Spend a Lively Weekend in Historic Virginia City, Nevada

In this spirited slice of the Old West just 20 miles from Reno you'll experience everything from steam trains to camel races.

Mt. Tam's Verna Dunshee Trail

Take this accessible three-quarter-mile path to the top of Mount Tamalpais for dazzling views of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Where to See Fairytale Cottages in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Discover Carmel-by-the-Sea's whimsical storybook cottages.

San Francisco Giants Oracle Park Baseball Tours

The official baseball season runs from April to October, but stadium tours operate year-round.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming Fall Weekend Trip

Jackson Hole used to close up shop between summer and winter. These days, fall jumps with cultural and outdoor options.

What to Expect in Italy's Cinque Terre

Enter a community that invites you to slow down and leave the outside world out.

Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

Adventures by Disney offers a special way for Disneyphiles to experience San Francisco.

Lesser-Known Hot Springs in the West

Hot springs still provide the allure of a comforting soak after a long day on the trail—or highway.

Reader's Favorite Animal Parks and Zoos

Via readers share their favorite stops for viewing wildlife.

What to Do in Calgary, Alberta

With a blossoming culinary culture, an energized music scene, and a revitalized city core, Canada's prairie town has its moment.

Great California Coast Towns

These five coastal California towns offer distinct pleasures, from water sports to wildlife sightings to history lessons.