Drakes Beach, Point Reyes, Calif., image

The Point Reyes area provides a perfect getaway with its tranquil beaches, local foods and high-quality crafts. 

Readers' Favorite

Aurora borealis, Fairbanks, Alaska, image
Bristlecone pine, Inyo National Forest, Calif., image
Death Valley sand dune, Calif., image
Hells canyon water and sky, Ore. and Idaho, image
Maple Grove in the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Wash., image

From Death Valley to Hells Canyon, the West features some of the hottest, deepest, quietest, and foggiest spots in the country.

Editors' Pick

a tent and paddles and outdoor gear at Poler in Portland's West End, image

A few blocks of Portland's downtown, the West End, is full of inventive crafts and artisan eats.

Urban Excursions

Visiting Cannery Row today, you'd be hard-pressed to recognize that once gritty place.

Hot springs, dinosaurs, and buffalo burgers abound in Thermopolis, a small Wyoming town....

A small, historic mountain town features gorgeous views, country tunes, local art, and the...

Reel in history, shopping and good eats while exploring this former Scandanavian enclave...

One delicious day in Santa Fe, N.M., serves up a feast of global inspirations.

Outdoor Getaways

Four mountain towns deliver the best of winter.

Tahoe City culture thrives with festivals, live performances, cinema, and down-to-earth...

Brave the serpentine Hana Highway and your reward is a lush rain forest wonderland and a...

A national park near Torrey, Utah, boasts sandstone monoliths in Cathedral Valley and a...

Writer Molly Caro May found inspiration in the Montana wilderness.

Global Locales

Europe’s top destinations remain locked in eternal rivalry as they vie for your heart—and...

A castle fit for a fairytale awaits in Germany along the Rhine River.

A reconstructed Buddhist temple in Japan is covered in gold leaf.

Escape to the Mexican Riviera, take a train through the Canadian Rockies, or cruise Europe'...

Enjoy the slow life in the villages of the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera.

Special Interest

AAA shares seven important facts about what your policy covers.

AAA inspector reviews hotel room for Diamond rating, image

Inspector 580 keeps her identity a secret but reveals how she rates hotels and restaurants for AAA Diamonds.