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.

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.

Beautiful Beacons: Best West Coast Lighthouses

These lighthouses stand against some of the world's most stunning backdrops.

Calistoga, California: Winter Hot Spot

This Napa Valley town keeps the winter cold at bay with steamy mineral baths, soothing spas, and wonderful food and wine.

Hidden Oahu: Discover the Islands Best-Kept Secrets

Discover Oahu's best-kept secrets by heading off the beaten path.