Visit Gilroy, Calif.
Spice up a getaway with top-notch shopping, wineries, and year-round events.

Intel Museum
Journey through decades of innovation in Santa Clara, Calif.

Discover Garfield County
Two national parks and three state parks in Utah’s red rock country.

World’s Tallest Trees
Legendary California redwoods in California’s scenic Humboldt County.

VIA Poll

How much do you plan to spend on your next vacation?:
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Prairie Homestead, Badlands, South Dakota, image

An exhilarating 50 mile drive in South Dakota takes you past a historic sod home and multihued pinnacles.

alpacas, image

The Molalla Country Farm Loop is a bountiful stretch of 21 miles.

Multnomah Falls in Oregon, image
the coastline of the Pacific south of Big Sur, image
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Muir Woods, Marin County, Calif., image
Yosemite Valley, Calif., image
fishing boats at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Calif., image

Readers' picked our region's most awe-inspiring body of water, life-form, man-made structure, and swath of land.

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Tunnels, Grand Staircase–Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah, image
Lower Calf Creek Falls, Grand Staircase–Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah, image
Peek-a-Boo Canyon hiker, Grand Staircase–Escalante Nat. Monument, Utah, image

Enormous, magnificent, and free of crowds, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument is all yours.

food stalls fill Richmond Night Market, image

Vancouver's neighbor to the south has it all: food, culture, and nature.

Cottonwood Canyon, image

Explore the John Day River at Oregon's newest state park.

Newberry Volcanic park, Paulina Lake, image

Over a quarter century, a volcano’s ash and fire have given way to trees, lakes, and lava tubes.

a birdhouse from Given Back Bird Houses, image


Forest finds are turned into bird abodes in Florence, Ore.

Sleeping Buffalo Hot Springs, Saco, Montana, image

The state's Hi-Line favorite reopens.

Alaska Beer Train, Microbrew Express interior, image
Alaska Beer Train along the Cook Inlet, image

The 100-mile round-trip between Anchorage and Portage gives guests plenty of time to toast the scenery.

Ryan Saari poses with food at Oregon Public House, image

Ryan Saari brings beer, food, and charity together in an unusual pub in Portland, Ore.

Cynthia Ariosta with two pizzas at Saucy, in Ukiah, Calif., image
Server with two pizzas at Flying Pie Pizzaria in Boise, Idaho, image

Pizzerias offer delicious, creative toppings in California, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah.

Travel Tips

A summer road trip can go a lot more smoothly if you plan ahead. Here are some tips.

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