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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.

A rusted car in Vulture City ghost town in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Arizona’s 5 Best Ghost Towns

Explore these abandoned towns around the state.
Rusted car and abandoned buildings in the ghost town of Bodie, California.

10 Ghost Towns in the West

These historic haunts offer a dust-kissed look back on a bygone era.
the Toroweap Overlook at sunset on the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Arizona Strip Road Trip Via U.S. Route 89A

The scenic Arizona Strip is packed with beauty, endangered wildlife, and territorial history.
a picture of Pando Forest in Utah during fall with golden leaves on the aspens

14 Best Fall Trips in the West

Stunning autumn foliage, mild temperatures, and crowd-free attractions reward fall travelers.
San Gregorio State Beach at sunset, Half Moon Bay, California.

Celebrate Fall in Half Moon Bay, CA

About a half-hour south of San Francisco, a farming and fishing community comes to life in autumn.
Pumpkins sit outside the green barn at Lemos Farm in Half Moon Bay, California.

Favorite Pumpkin Patches in the West

Find the perfect pumpkin—classic orange, fairytale pink, or even made of glass—at these patches.
Amtrak train rides past yellow aspens.

8 Stunning Places to Visit by Train

Take the train to these inviting cities in Alaska, Arizona, California, and more.
People wade into the swimming hole at the end of the Water Wheel Falls trail near Payson, Arizona.

A Weekend in Payson, Arizona

Discover this sliver of heaven perched beyond the rolling hills of the Southwest.
covered wagons lined up at California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada.

Elko, Nevada: Cowboy Weekender

In Elko, gateway to the Ruby Mountains, there's pioneer history, cowboy poetry, and fine local fare.
Hanna House on Stanford Campus in California.

California's Hanna House

Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home so radical it rejuvenated his career and domestic architecture.
elevated view of Hamilton Cove on Catalina Island, California.

Catalina Island: 5 Things We Love

This Southern California island retreat is full of relaxing activities.
Summer visitors flock to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the Fourth of July.

Santa Cruz, California: Fun on the Boardwalk and Beyond

Oceanside fun, tasty eats, and California history converge in Santa Cruz.
Broad Street in Nevada City, California.

5 Gold Country Towns Worth a Visit

These historic towns along Highway 49 offer great food, hospitality, architecture, and scenery.
A couple windowshops in downtown historic Nevada City.

Nevada City, California Gold Country Getaway

Gold isn't the only treasure you'll find in historic Nevada City, California.
Purple and pink clouds over Limantour Beach in Point Reyes, California at sunset.

A Weekend Away in Tomales Bay, CA

Explore the soothing North Coast coastline alongside hearty bites of cheese and oysters.