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 Bites and Drinks at Alameda Point, California

The city's former naval station is now the place to kick back, sip a little something, and enjoy the San Francisco view. 

Wandering Willamette Valley's Back Roads

Along Oregon's Willamette Valley winding back roads, these five towns deliver history, wildlife, and killer blackberry pie.

Top Spots for Dinner and a Show in Cities Around the West

New and newly renovated theaters—and hip restaurants nearby—set the stage for a great night out in cities across the West.

Catalina Island: 5 Things We Love

Catalina Island is the perfect destination to escape the rush of Southern California. Head to Avalon for bites, shops, and views.

The Rapid Growth of Seattle and Where to Go Now

Seattle's neighborhoods bustle with eclectic shopping and hip dining, while its classic attractions enjoy modern updates.

A Weekend in Forest Grove, Oregon

In the hills west of Portland, you’ll find a classic small-town holiday festival, prime pinot noir, and supersize cinnamon buns.

Arizona’s Best Photo Ops

Top tips and best places for capturing Arizona’s stunning scenery by camera.

6 Great Children’s Museums for Outdoor Play

These kids' museums like the Children's Discovery Museum and the Portland Children’s Museum combine learning with outdoor fun.

Best Places to See Fall Color in the West

From the Sierra Nevada to Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest, here’s where to see fall foliage in all its red and gold glory.

Rosewood CordeValle: A Surprising Resort South of Silicon Valley

Rosewood CordeValle, near San Jose, California, reminds Via’s editor how to exceed expectations.

Best Stops Along I-80: From Vallejo to Davis

There are plenty of worthy stops to check out on your I-80 road trip from Vallejo to Davis and everywhere in-between.

How to Spend a Gourmet Day in Sebastopol, CA

Sebastopol, in Northern California’s wine country, is a foodie paradise.