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.

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.

6 Pet-Friendly Destinations in the West

From mountain towns to beach-side getaways, explore these dog-friendly spots.

Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Turns 80

Discover a desert wonderland in Phoenix's long-standing botanical garden.

8 Lesser Known Wine Regions in the West

Wine Country no longer just means the Napa Valley. Here are seven places in the West where you can get hip to some amazing sips.