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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.

10 Places to Celebrate the Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the golden anniversary of the moon landing this summer, at western destinations that bring the cosmos a little closer.

Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, Montana

Set on more than 12,000 acres, Tippet Rise Art Center exhibits large-scale sculpture and hosts classical chamber music.

Denver's Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art Is Worth a Visit

The Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art features work by Vance Kirkland along with 1,500 other artists and designers.

Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, B.C.

Want to get your adrenaline pumping? Stroll across Vancouver's Capilano Suspension Bridge, 230 feet above the Capilano River.

First-Timer’s Guide to Humboldt Redwoods State Park

North of San Francisco, Humboldt Redwoods State Park is home to the tallest trees on the continent—and an epic escape.

Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks

From San Francisco to Las Vegas, there's an Independence Day fireworks display in the sky near you. 

Bear Valley, California: A Low-Key Tahoe Alternative

It may not be as well-known as Tahoe, but this Sierra Nevada town has its fair share of fun summer and winter sports.

LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations You’ve Never Thought to Visit

Expand your horizons without compromising safety (or fun!) in one of the West’s less-heralded gay travel destinations.

Road Trip to the Arctic

The recently completed Dempster Highway is an adventurous travelers dream road trip.

Vancouver, B.C.: Things to Do During a Weekend or Week-Long Trip

Whether you have time for a weekend trip, a 7-day vacation, or somewhere in between, this flexible itinerary will keep you busy.

7 Spots for a Short and Sweet Summer Trip

Book it to one of the cities, small towns, rivers, and swimming holes to enjoy a few perfect days of summer fun.

Rediscovering John Muir

The naturalist's footprints lead to the West’s best places.