Your next great summer vacation

The West's amazing beaches, drives, city getaways, and wild places

  • Outside Lands, San Francisco, CA, Aug 9-11

    Top summer events of 2013

    Don’t miss our editors’ picks for the season’s best happenings for foodies, art buffs, music lovers, and more

Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

Top 10 hideaways by the sea

Listen to the ocean from your room in one of these lesser-known coastal inns

Sawtooth Mountains view

42 perfect summer trips

Treat yourself to one of these great drives, islands, beach towns, lakes, or wilderness escapes

San Francisco travel deal

10 great one-night escapes

These 24-hour getaways will leave you feeling like you’ve been gone a week

Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming

Plan a great vacation outdoors

Your guide to the West's top national parks, monuments, and campgrounds

Maui snorkeling

Your best-ever trip to Maui

Snorkel. Shop. Drive a stunningly beautiful road. Here are a local's suggestions on the best things to do on the island

San Juan Island boat harbor

4 perfect days on the San Juans

How to enjoy a long summer weekend with the artists, eagles, foodies, and whales

Yosemite waterfall

Perfect day in Yosemite

A lifelong Yosemite fanatic takes you on the perfect hour-by-hour tour

Sand Harbor

Tahoe summer getaway

Our favorite things to do and see, and memories (you can still make) of summer at the lake

Sawtooth Mountains view

Sawtooths: the hidden Rockies

The Idaho Sawtooths are as pretty as any national park—minus the crowds. Here's where to go

Cloudcroft hiking trail

Cloudcroft, NM: City in the clouds

Cloudcroft, New Mexico, is a little slice of heaven––gorgeous hiking, plus a big dollop of Old West charm

Ashland theater

Ashland under $500

Who knew a summer weekend in Oregon’s famous culture town could be so affordable?

Huntington Beach boardwalk

Surf and sun in Huntington Beach, CA

Whether you carve up the waves or watch from the sand, Huntington Beach will work its classic beach-town charms on you


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Places We Love!
Enchantment Resort
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