Urban Putt mini golf, San Francisco, Calif., image

Old-school arcade games enchant visitors at eight fun venues California, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah.

Readers' Favorite

former military fort at Rodeo Beach in Marin Headlands, image
Couple walks on Crissy Field, view of Golden Gate Bridge, Calif., image
Guests on the front porch of the Inn at the Presidio, Calif., image
Muir woods with hikers, Marin Headlands, Calif., image
Tortillas and pork at Arguello, restaurant in the Presidio, San Francisco, Calif., image
Trail to Point Bonita Lighthouse, Marin Headlands, Calif., image

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area includes more than 36 sites, where natural beauty and human history hide in plain sight.

Editors' Pick

Bob McMurray, founder of Old Butte Historical Adventures, Butte, Mont., image

Carpenter-turned-history-buff Bob McMurray founded Old Butte Historical Adventures in Butte, Mont.

City Sights

Today’s Disneyland Resort caters to your inner child and your grown-up wishes.

One bumpy ride awaits in Seaside, Ore.

An East Coast historic lighthouse, built more than two centuries ago, still casts a...

A 13-foot bronze statue of a Tyrannosaurus rex towers at the Tate Geological...

A collection of World War II–era planes lands a new home in Madras, Ore.

Natural Wonders

Photographer Zack Frank shoots to bring national park designations to 60 spots in the West...

A park in southern Utah is famous for its brilliant hues.

The Lick Observatory, on Mount Hamilton, California, near San Jose, has beckoned night sky...

Gorgeous treks in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington offer big rewards...

On moonless nights, lights of another kind enchant evening kayakers along the California...

Cool Keepsake

root basket by Jennie Thlunaut

See spruce root baskets by Tlingit weavers in Haines, Alaska.

Save On Fun Attractions

From Disney® and Universal Studios to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, San Francisco’s California Academy of Science and more, AAA Members save on tickets to theme parks and attractions coast-to-coast. Save now.