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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 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 ghostly Route 66 stops, such as the Museum Club in Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon Caverns in Peach Springs.

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.