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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.

Escape to Bozeman, Montana in Autumn

No longer just a stop en route to Yellowstone, this burgeoning Montana city earns its destination status.

Ennis, Montana: Quaint Yellowstone Gateway Town

Main St. in Ennis, Montana, is only two-blocks long, but this quaint town near Yellowstone National Park leaves a big impression. 

Kirby Cove: Across the Golden Gate Bridge

A visit to Kirby Cove means a hike past fragrant cypress and eucalyptus groves to sandy beaches, and off-the-charts scenery.

5 Great Arizona Drives

Scenic roadways that showcase the state's beauty.

10 Awe-Inspiring Geological Wonders in the West

10 dramatic sites in California, Arizona, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Idaho reveal how the West's landscape evolved.

The Best Lakes for Summer Fun in the West

For a day at the beach, head inland! Discover scenic lakes with sandy shores and water activities.

Yosemite Beyond the Valley

Venture beyond the crowds in Yosemite Valley at California's most popular national park and find mountain magic.

Celebrating Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Opened in 1870, Oregon's loneliest lighthouse has served as a navy post, a Coast Guard station, and, now, as a state park.

Oregon's Summer Bounty: Molalla Country Farm Loop

Treat yourself with sweet stops at the fruit orchards, flower farms, and organic ranches along Oregon's Molalla Country Farm Loop.

Favorite Summer Camping Spots

Via Readers share their favorite campgrounds around the West.

What to Do in Astoria, Oregon

In this riverfront town, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, the tide of history is a constant force of nature.

Top Things to Do in Moab, Utah

Whether you're coming for its famed trails, or just looking for an easygoing vacation, Moab, Utah, will keep you busy.