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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.

Must-See Icons and Hot Spots in Palm Springs

You don't need to be a celebrity to relax and recharge in Palm Springs, California.

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

This stretch of sea along northern California's Mendocino coast contains one of the richest upwelling zones in North America.

Best Winter Weekend Getaways in the West

From ski towns to tropical beaches, here are the best places to play—and relax—from November to March.

5 Tips for Making Merry on Your Disneyland Holiday

Don’t let Disneyland’s peak-season crowds steal your holiday spirit. These five tips will keep you feeling festive.

5 Hidden Gems in Mendocino County, California

Five great reasons to leave the beach and explore inland in Mendocino.

Top Spooky Spots and Ghost Towns

Mystery meets history at 14 places around the West where spirits still wander and strange happenings are the norm.

Favorite Classic Movie Theaters in the West

For a night at the pictures, try one of these beloved theaters.

Portland's Northwest District

Authentic Portland culture flourishes north of Burnside with theater, dance, fine crafts, and soulful international eats.

4 Affordable Tropical Vacations Outside the U.S.

These four tropical destinations deliver all the natural beauty, creature comforts, and quality beach time you could want.

Storm Watching on the Oregon Coast

Fall is the time to catch the Oregon coast at its wildest glory. Or watch in comfort from these top storm-watching spots.

Best Beach Towns in Southern California

For a sunny winter getaway try one of these five Southern California oceanside havens.

Exploratorium: San Francisco's Exceptional Science Museum

San Francisco's world-class science museum still dazzles and delights after 50 years.