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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.

Best National Park Road Trips

Plan the perfect expedition to your favorite US national park—or maybe some new ones, too—with this year-round road trip guide. 

Complete Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Wildflowers, stars, geological formations, and the namesake trees are a few of the wonders at the Southern California park.

100 Best Travel Ideas in the West

To celebrate Via’s centennial, here’s an all-season list of wild places, cool rides, modern art, microbrews, and more in the West.

The 11 Most Beautiful Places on the Pacific Coast

These magnificent spots capture the beauty of the West Coast. 

Experience the Magic of Monterey, CA

A weekend stroll around the classically Californian city reveals 250 years of history and a slew of modern wonders.

Winter Weekend Getaway to Banff, Alberta

Even if you aren't a powder hound, you'll find sublime vistas and plenty of off-the-slopes fun in the Canadian Rockies.

Winter in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff gets a dose of snow fun in winter, in addition to its usual delights.

7 Bucket List-Worthy Cruises to Book Now

Take advantage of wave season to lock in your spring or summer cruise at a great price.

Weekend in Truckee, California

Strategically situated just north of Tahoe, near eight resorts, it's a great place to hang out even if you don't ski.

Highway 1 Road Trip: Santa Cruz to Big Sur

Explore one of the most famous—yet undeveloped—stretches of California’s coastal highway from Santa Cruz to Big Sur.

Ice Castles in Midway, Utah

Experience a frigid fantasyland made from 250 million pounds of ice.

Unique Romantic Getaways in the West and Beyond

There’s plenty to love at these special spots perfect for a romantic getaway.