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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.

Outrageous Ice Cream Flavors

Members recommend these outrageous ice cream offerings around Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho.

Palm Springs Winter Escape

Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California's deserts peak in winter with hip offerings and adventure.

Top Las Vegas Attractions and Secret Gems

See two sides to Las Vegas—both of which are sure to wow.

Reno's Rocking Midtown District

The center of Reno, Nevada, is crammed with unique shops and hearty fare.

Readers' Secret Hideaways in Hawaii

Here are our readers' top picks for the most beautiful beaches, scrumptious eats, and extraordinary things to do and see.

7 Pet-Friendly Spots in Oregon

Readers share their top pet-friendly hotels and restaurants in Oregon.

Water Trails in the West

Five water trails offer a unique way to explore natural areas from the comfort of a kayak or canoe.

4 Purfect Cat Cafés in the West

Patrons play with cats as they sip lattes in a growing number of cafes in the West, including California and Colorado.

Explore San Francisco Like a Local

Choose your own adventure in six neighborhoods packed with old favorites and new twists.

Reader's Favorite Wonders of the West

Readers' picks for the most awe-inspiring body of water, life-form, swath of land, and man-made structure.

Lake Hopping in Prescott, AZ

Prescott, Arizona's four surrounding lakes offer hiking, well-stocked fishing, camping, boating, rock climbing, and wildlife.

River Getaways in the West

Here are nine river retreats around the West for great rafting, kayaking, fishing, serious swimming, or just splashing around.