The best travel experiences in the West

Find the top wilderness experiences, beach strolls, romantic escapes, ski resorts, waterfalls, bike rides, and more

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Best places to live

The West's best places to live

Entrepreneur? Artist? Raising a family? Behold: the West's best spots to suit your lifestyle


Ranch at Live Oak Malibu

Top 11 wellness retreats

Get away for a mind-clearing recharge at spa resorts, spiritual retreats, hot springs, and more


Get a massage in the wilderness

Top 26 wilderness experiences

From luxury tent-camping to glacier hiking, here are the best ways to have fun in the Western wilderness


Digital Orca

Top 10 urban parks

The next time you're looking for an arts escape, or a good burger, why not try a park? They're the cities' hippest hangouts


Kauai, HI

Top 20 beach hotels

Don't end summer without sneaking off to the coast — even if it's just for the weekend. Here are our favorite hotels by the sea


Urban farming: the game changers

Top 100 Western trends

The ideas, people, places, and things that are making life out here better right now


Mt. Roberts in Rossland, BC

Top 10 ski towns in the West

Whether you’re all about the hot toddies, Wild West saloons, or après-ski eats, we’ve got the place for you


Biking couple

20 best bike paths in the West

Get to know these Western routes the way the locals do ― on two wheels


Post Ranch Inn

Top 20 romantic getaways

Make this Valentine's Day weekend—or any weekend—special at one of these dreamy retreats


Fish restaurant

Top 10 seafood restaurants

Here's where to find the best fresh fish, just a hop from the ocean's waves


Whole Hog Cafe

The West's best barbecue joints

Tender brisket, tangy ribs, carne asada, and grilled oysters. Sunset presents the West’s top barbecue joints, traditional and nouveau


Point buchon

Top 10 secret beaches

Your guide to the West's most spectacular secret beaches. Just don't tell anyone you heard it here


Float and feast

The West's most unique rafting trips

Our favorite river adventures for foodies, photo geeks, and classical music fans


best waterfalls

Top 10 waterfalls

View the West's most memorable cascades, from Hawaii to Yellowstone



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