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.

Ely, Nevada: A Glimpse into the Past

Ride a steam locomotive, tuck into an ice cream soda, and enjoy tours of underground wonders in remote Ely, Nevada.

Columbia River Highway: Oregon's Scenic Gorge Drive

Savor the scenic Columbia River Gorge with 70-mile road trip along the state's northern edge.

Readers' Favorite Scenic Swim Spots

From Trillium Lake in Oregon to Mayfield Lake in Washington, these are some of readers' favorite swim spots.

What to do in Klamath Falls, Oregon

Set between Crater Lake and Lava Beds National Monument, Klamath Falls draws visitors with adventures, history, and comfort food.

Chicago Now: How to See the Urban Jewel

Enjoy the city from a new angle on the Riverwalk, 100-year-old Navy Pier from a giant Ferris wheel, and deep dish pizza.

Downtown Los Angeles Rises

Los Angeles evolves with time while showcasing its past. Experience modern museums, established eateries, and a historical tour.

Natural Bridges Cave in the Sierra

Follow a tree-lined Coyote Creek into Natural Bridge's deep, cool cavern where the walls are alive with stories.

How to Spend an Ideal Day in Healdsburg

In Healdsburg, CA, wine country-chic meets backroads charm for a match made in weekend-getaway heaven.

Southern Oregon Coast Scenic Road Trip: Coos Bay to Brookings

Sea stacks and steam engines, mighty rivers and mouthwatering meals--the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway has lots to see and do.

Houseboating on Lake Havasu, Arizona

This is the perfect venue for houseboating. 

Must-See Big Sur Nature Spots and Views

You can nest like a bird, soak in a hot spring, and dine above the clouds on the Central California coast in Big Sur.

Beauty Meets Bounty in Marin County

Explore Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, and Point Reyes National Seashore—then enjoy a delicious meal nearby.