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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.

Ashland, Oregon: 5 Things We Love

This Southern Oregon city is famed for its Shakespeare Festival, plus its cafés, galleries, trail system and laid-back lifestyle.

10 Best Fall Trips in the West

Stunning fall foliage, mild temperatures, and crowd-free sights make these destinations the perfect pick for a fall weekend trip.

Perfect Weekend Trip to Portland

Whether it’s your first visit or just your first this month, now is the perfect time to explore and hit up local favorites.

Disney's Updated It's a Small World

It’s a Small World has given us five decades of memories... and one unforgettable melody.

Tour Alcatraz Island in San Francisco

Take a tour of Alcatraz maximum-security prison, and hear tales about its infamous residents.

Top Beach Towns for Summer

From California to Washington, here are six sparkling places to dig your toes in the sand and have some summer fun.

How to Enjoy Big Sur Right Now

Heavy winter rains wreaked havoc on Big Sur's roads and state parks, but the highways are open now and there's plenty to explore.

9 Revitalized Classic Hollywood Hangouts

Get a taste of Hollywood’s Golden Age at these classic, recently-updated bars, theaters, hotels, and hangouts.

4 Summer Day Trips from Lake Tahoe

Take a break from the lake for some new spots.

8 National Historic Trail Road Trips

Trace the paths taken by the West’s explorers, migrants, and Native peoples along these National Historic Trails.

Grants Pass, Oregon Summer Escape

Grants Pass, Oregon is a summer destination for outdoor adventurers, underground explorers, and anyone seeking simple pleasures.

San Francisco’s Postcard Row Painted Ladies

San Francisco's famous Painted Ladies, coined Postcard Row, have become an iconic part of the city, surviving over 100 years.