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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.

A Weekend in Bodega Bay, California

Two hours north of San Francisco, feast on fresh-off-the-boat seafood and soak up some of the Sonoma coast's best wildlife views.

A Weekend in Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona, has become a hot destination with exciting culture, hip bites, new activities, and other fun additions.

Oakland’s Lake Merritt: 5 Things We Love

Oakland's Lake Merritt is a popular spot for city dwellers looking to reconnect with nature.

New Orleans Celebrates 300 Years

Celebrate NOLA's 300th anniversary by exploring its charming neighborhoods, parks, restaurants, and watering holes.

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.