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 City for Visitors: Portland or Seattle?

Which of the Pacific Northwestʼs signature cities is best for visitors? A lover of both sets out to find the essence of each.

San Diego's Thriving Culture

Southern California's favorite beach town, San Diego, has grown into a thriving city—without losing its easy going spirit.

Wanderlust in Coronado, Arizona

Travelers to southeastern Arizona can revisit its Spanish Colonial history, see pioneer landmarks, and take in the wilderness.

Visiting SFMOMA: A San Francisco Day Trip

Here's how to turn a visit to SFMOMA, now one of the largest museums in Northern California, into a San Francisco day trip.

5 Cultural Discoveries in California's Central Valley

As the weather cools, head indoors for art exhibits, rock concerts, and an unexpected underground garden.

Experience a Golden Fall in Gold Country

Where to sip wines, pick apples, pan for precious metals, and hunt for ghosts in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

8 Arts and Crafts Buildings

Craftsmanship is it at these arts and crafts-inspired buildings, from a Julia Morgan–designed auditorium to an 18-room home.

Yuma, Arizona is so Much More Than a Pit Stop

This self-proclaimed "Sunniest City in the World" on the Colorado River is a destination all its own.

Victoria, B.C.: 5 Things We Love

Discover the "City of Gardens" by way of its ornate architecture, the expansive Butchart Gardens, and the Royal BC Museum.

A Beach of Gems Near Fort Bragg

Just north of Fort Bragg, the ocean has polished old bottles and broken ceramics into a rainbow of luminous sea glass.

Cannon Beach, Oregon: Seaside Weekender

Special shops, an animated arts scene, and a protected Marine Garden distinguish this beach town from its north coast neighbors.

Driving Haunted Route 66

There are some spooky Route 66 stops, such as the Museum Club in Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon Caverns in Peach Springs.