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.

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.

Trains in the West

11 railroad trips, from the Skunk Train to the Coast Starlight, offer a front seat to some of the West's most scenic landscapes.

Reader's Favorite Winery Outings in the West

Via readers share their favorite winery and vineyard destinations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah.

Top Lake Tahoe Après-Ski Spots

After a day on the Sierra slopes, head to these Lake Tahoe restaurants and bars.

Best Views of the Golden Gate Bridge

Six great vantage points—and some lesser known facts—to better appreciate the Golden Gate Bridge.