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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.

Weekend Getaway Guide to Los Alamos, CA

Scratch the surface and you’ll find that Los Alamos—once merely a place to gas up—has become a destination in its own right.

How to Visit Kona on Any Budget

The Kona region on the Big Island promises plenty to see and do, whether you’re looking to splurge or save.

What to Do, See, and Eat on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA

Visit Cannery Row for the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium, a multitude of shops and restaurants, and a touch of Steinbeck.

Everything You Need for a Fall Weekend in Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg offers walks down country roads, some of the best food in the state, and tastings at intimate, family-owned wineries.

8 Haunted Places in California

From Alcatraz in San Francisco to the Whaley House in San Diego, these are some of California's spookiest haunts. 

Day of the Dead Events in the West

Far from a sad event, the Day of the Dead celebrates the lives of loved ones who have passed.

8 Ghost Towns in the West

These historic haunts offer a dust-kissed look back on a bygone era.

5 Mystery Spots in the West

Visit these baffling, unexplainable phenomena in the West, from the Santa Cruz Mystery Spot to a disappearing lake in Washington.

Celebrate Fall in Half Moon Bay, CA

A half-hour south of San Francisco, this coastal community comes to life in autumn with a pumpkin festival and just-picked eats.

Complete Guide to Mojave National Preserve

In southeastern California, the "lonesome triangle" delivers mountains, canyons, an ancient lake, and volcanic relics.

San Francisco Mission District Travel Guide

An insider's guide to the Mission District—its restaurants, bookstores, shops, murals, culture, nightlife, history, and burritos.

How to Visit Napa Valley on a Budget

Discover affordable wine tastings, restaurants, hotels, and transportation in the Napa Valley for a budget trip you won’t forget.