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.

Ennis, Montana: Quaint Yellowstone Gateway Town

Main St. in Ennis, Montana, is only two-blocks long, but this quaint town near Yellowstone National Park leaves a big impression. 

John Steinbeck's Cannery Row Monument

If you loved Steinbeck's novel Cannery Row, be sure to see the monument depicting the author and local luminaries in Monterey.

Elko, Nevada: Cowboy Weekender

Soak up pioneer history, hike among colorful quaking aspen, listen to poets, and feast on fine grub in cowboy-friendly Elko.

Nevada City, California Gold Country Getaway

Discover the small-town charm and local delights of historic Nevada City, just an hour west of Truckee.

Best Healdsburg Wineries for Beginners

If you're a wine-tasting novice, these wineries are a great place to learn the ins and outs of sipping and swirling.

9 Reasons to Visit Santa Cruz's West Side

Santa Cruz's west side offers crave-worthy eats, hipster shops, cozy coffee spots, and a tasty beer and wine scene.

Arizona Dude Ranches: Luxe Retreats on the Range

Discover 15 modern-day dude ranches that let you experience Arizona's wide-open spaces in luxury.  

Where to See Ancient Petroglyphs in Alaska

The largest collection of petroglyphs in southeastern Alaska can be seen at Petroglyph Beach State Historic Site.

What to See on Washington's Side of the Columbia River

Take a drive along Washington state's Route 14 for art, history, food, and sweeping views of the majestic Columbia River.

Fort Benton, Montana: 5 Things We Love

Stroll a riverfront walk, relax at an elegant hotel, take in museums, monuments, and the down-home eats in historic Fort Benton.

Highway 395: Your Route to the Sierra's Secret Wonders

The best places to explore along Highway 395 in Northern California, including Bodie, Manzanar, Devils Postpile, and Mono Lake.

The Coolest Underground Tours in Arizona

Escape the blazing heat with one of four underground tours in the southeastern corner of Arizona.