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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.

Fall Road Trip Along the Sonoma Coast

Come fall, the fog and the crowds dissipate, and the road is wide open.

Favorite Hiking Trails in the West

Ocean views, cool forests, and wildlife can be found on these treks in the West.

Best Places to Enjoy Fall Color in Arizona

Escape into fall on one of these day trips or hikes in across Arizona.

10 Arizona Day Trips

Beat the heat and take a day trip to Bisbee, Prescott Valley, Route 66, and other lovely destinations in Arizona this summer.

Water Trails in the West

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

Best Places to See Fall Color in the West

From the Sierra Nevada to Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest, here’s where to see fall foliage in all its red and gold glory.

Weekend Getaway in Prescott, Arizona

Once rough-and-tumble, Prescott has historic architecture, scenic surroundings, modern eats, and a watering hole or two.

Volcanoes of the West

Here are some of the best places around the West for a volcano vacation.

Things to Do and Eat in Salem, Oregon

No sleepy government center, the Salem, Oregon pops with pioneer history, craft beer on tap, tasty snacks, and walkable streets.

Hiking in Mount Diablo State Park

Mount Diablo State Park draws hikers and cyclists with a variety of trails and panoramic views.

Hoodoos Less Traveled: Cedar Breaks National Monument

Avoid the crowds and take in some very dramatic scenery at this high-desert Utah gem.

Favorite Spots to See Fall Foliage

Via readers share their top spots for eye-catching dramatic fall foliage.