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.

Fort Rock: Oregon's Outback

Along Oregon's Outback Scenic Byway stands Fort Rock, a volcanic ring rising 300-feet out of the high desert.

A Weekend in Dayton, Oregon

Dayton is known for its famous pinot noir and is also home to Oregon's only active olive mill. Enjoy biking and birding too.

Desert Wildflowers: The West's Spring Treat

From mid-February to April, native wildflowers will make their magical appearance in desert parks around the West.

Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway Stops and Sights

Idaho’s Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway offers several stops whose charms range from relaxing to historic to funky.

Makena Beach, Maui: A Hawaiian Paradise

Nicknamed "Big Beach," Makena Beach is popular with skilled skimboarders and bodysurfers for its challenging shore break.

Santa Cruz, California: Fun on the Boardwalk and Beyond

This coastal city is home to oceanside fun, tasty eats, and California history.

The West's Best Waterfalls

The air is warming, the snow is melting, and cascades from Arizona to Washington are at their peak.

Beyond Spring Training: Scottsdale's Greatest Hits

If you come for the baseball, be sure to stick around Scottsdale to experience its other pastimes.

Revitalized Alleyways in the West

From San Francisco to Denver, cities across the West are transforming long-neglected alleyways into vibrant urban spaces.

Whale Watching in Northern California and Oregon

Northern California and Oregon are some of the best places in the world for whale watching—you don’t even have to leave dry land.

10 Unexpected Places to Visit Around Tucson

These ten lesser-known locales offer a glimpse of Old Pueblo’s history, science, art, and one-of-a-kind Southwestern culture.

Powder Play: No-Ski Snow Vacations

Skiing isn’t the only chill thrill. This winter, ride a bike, inner tube, dogsled, or sleigh.