Boat on the Rogue River, Grants Pass, Ore., image
Boats on the Columbia, view of Mount Hood, Hood River, Ore., image
Colorado River near Horseshoe Bend, near Page, Ariz., image
Giant Springs feeding Roe River into the Missouri River, Great Falls, Mont., image
Salmon River, Stanley, Idaho, image
Shoshone Falls in Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls, Idaho, image
Sundial Bridge on Sacramento River, near Redding, Calif., image
View of mountains over Kenai River, Kenai, Alaska, image
Yellowstone River at Hayden Valley, Canyon Village, Wyo., image

Swim, raft, fish, kayak, or just splash around at nine Western waterways.

Readers' Favorite

John Muir's house at the national historic site in Martinez, image
Muir Glacier in Glacier Bay in Alaska, image
Forester Pass and high Sierra granite country, image
a trail in Muir Woods lined by a wood fence, image
a rock monolith in Yosemite Valley, image

Six places help you discover who Muir was and how his legacy lives on.

Editors' Pick

Crafty treasures at the Refindery in Manzanita, Ore., image

A small town on the Oregon Coast features sandy beaches, creative arts, and delicious eats.

Urban Excursions

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

A small town in the Sierra foothills features Gold Rush era artifacts, artisan chocolates,...

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.

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.

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.