walkers on the main drag of Angels Camp California, image

A small town in the Sierra foothills features Gold Rush era artifacts, artisan chocolates, and a famous frog-jumping contest.

Readers' Favorite

Willapa Bay oysters on ice at the Buoy Beer Co. in Astoria Oregon, image
wreck of the Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens State Park, image
waitress with a plate of sloppy fries at Albatross & Co in Astoria Oregon, image
vintage labels on canned fish at the Heritage Museum in Astoria Oregon, image
Garden of Surging Waves in Astoria Oregon, image
Astoria-Megler Bridge with Cannery Pier Hotel, image

This riverfront town delivers a maritime experience and a journey back into a past that includes Lewis and Clark, and fur trading, logging, and fishing.

Editors' Pick

John Muir's house at the national historic site in Martinez, image
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Muir Glacier in Glacier Bay in Alaska, image
Forester Pass and high Sierra granite country, image
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Six places help you discover who Muir was and how his legacy lives on.

Urban Excursions

Historic Port Costa, with its enchanting main street, sits 40 minutes northeast of San...

A northern Idaho mining town is rich in great eats and outdoor adventures.

With a bustling port, miles of beaches, and maritime flavor, this coastal town remains a...

Oregon City packs lots of history, shopping, and eats within its city limits.

From its theater festival to its gorgeous park, it's hard to upstage Ashland.

Outdoor Getaways

These historic haunts offer a dust-kissed look back on a bygone era.

Visit the Tillamook Forest Center and learn how a burned out area came back to life.

Cordova is so off the beaten path that it's accessible only by sea or air.

New Zealand's South Island pairs lavish scenery with world-class wine.

The gateway to Yellowstone National Park in southwestern Montana has hiking, biking,...

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.

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