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.

10 Charming Coastal Towns in the West

Via readers share their favorite coastal spots for soft sand, stellar seafood, and epic views.

Where the West Is Weird

Make your next road trip a little more fun with a stop at one of these Western oddities.

5 Fascinating Chinatowns in the West

Home to incredible history, delicious food, and new developments, these Chinatowns are must-visit destinations.

Silverado Trail Wineries: The Quiet Side of Napa

Discover the wineries of Napa Valley's road less traveled.

Portland's Pearl District: A Hip Dining Destination

Just north of downtown Portland, Oregon, a neighborhood of former warehouses opens up to reveal a culinary hot spot.

Big Hole Valley WinterFest in Wisdom, Montana

The Big Hole Valley WinterFest in Wisdom, Montana is the event of the season! Watch as cowboys go skijoring down main streets.

Take in the Views from the Oakland Zoo Gondola

After a gondola ride, visitors to the Oakland Zoo's new California Trail can watch native species roam over 56 acres of habitat.

5 Things We Love about St. George, Utah

St. George boasts dramatic red rocks, soaring architecture, a 5-acre desert garden, an art village and a well-situated restaurant.

Santa Barbara's Hottest Restaurants

Santa Barbara’s food scene is sizzling. Get a taste of the city's newest and most innovative dishes at these top spots.

A Historic Weekend Trip in Ferndale, CA

This coastal Northern California village delights visitors with Victorian touches, small town charm, and flying saucers.

A Local's Insider List of Things to Do on Oahu

Ask a local if you want to know where to go on Oahu, Hawaii's most visited island.

5 Things We Love About Yuma, AZ

From a picturesque stroll downtown to a ghost town tour, here are a few things that make Yuma a special place.