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Best Places to Vacation in Western USA

Best Places to Vacation in Western USA
Do you want to Vacation in Western USA, close to the Pacific Ocean? Below are our recommendations for places to Vacation in Western USA. Click on the destination links to find area description, area attractions, things to do, climate and weather, accommodation options, average costs and more!

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vacation in KalispellKalispell, Montana - Kalispell is the gateway to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Resort , Blacktail Ski Area and all of the recreation, art, shopping and adventure that northwestern Montana has to offer.

vacation in Greater Idaho FallsGreater Idaho Falls, Idaho - The Greater Idaho Falls area is situated along the Snake River at the western edge of the Rocky Mountains. This community is a gateway to many popular outdoor destinations, including the Grand Teton mountain range, Henry's Lake, the Saint Anthony Sand Dunes, and the world's most famous park, Yellowstone.

vacation in Big Bear LakeBig Bear Lake, California - Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest.

vacation in IrvineIrvine, California - Located in the center of Orange County, Calif., Irvine is a convenient gateway to a true Southern California vacation. Visitors can enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, golf, shopping, culture, diverse dining, activities and the city’s close proximity to the area’s popular beaches and attractions.

vacation in Greeley and Weld CountyGreeley and Weld County, Colorado - The Johnstown area is full of history -- focusing on the period where America became a modern industrial nation. The themes of the 1889 flood; iron, coal & steel; immigration in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; and ethnicity are covered in a variety of wonderful attractions.

vacation in EvanstonEvanston, Wyoming - Evanston is a railroad town that was founded in November of 1868 when Union Pacific crews were laying track through this part of Uinta County, Wyoming. It has the only remaining complete roundhouse on the old Union Pacific line between Omaha and Sacramento. Life was rough in the small towns that sprung up along the rail route.

vacation in Lake TahoeLake Tahoe, California - Lake Tahoe. What can you say about a lake that is ranked “Best Lake in America” by USA Today, and the number one ski destination by Rand McNally and Orbitz, and the number one travel destination by TripAdvisor? Beautiful Lake Tahoe, where California and Nevada meet. Skiing and boating. Bike trails and blackjack. Ice-skating and bar hopping. Casino excitement and family fun.

vacation in Yolo CountyYolo County, California - Yolo County is tucked-away between Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, but it is a world apart.

vacation in TacomaTacoma, Washington - Tacoma is a great location for exploring the Seattle-South Puget Sound environs. Boasting the longest continuous stretch of public waterfront for any U.S. city, Tacoma is just 20 minutes to the Seattle Tacoma International Airport, 30 minutes to downtown Seattle and 45 minutes to Mount Rainer park entrance.

vacation in Solana BeachSolana Beach, California - Solana Beach The charming, seaside community of Solana Beach home to 60+ local restaurants, nightclubs and cocktail lounges is nestled along the northern coast of San Diego County, and is approximately 20 miles from downtown San Diego. Its main access routes include Interstate 5, Highway 101, Lomas Santa Fe Drive, and Via de la Valle.

vacation in Healdsburg  - Sonoma County Wine CountryHealdsburg - Sonoma County Wine Country, California - Healdsburg - Sonoma County, CA is a wine country town of 11,000 +/- people deep agricultural roots and small town values. Main industries, grape growing, wine making and tourism. Healdsburg is surrounded by several of Northern California's finest regional wine appellations, including Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley.

vacation in Mendocino CountyMendocino County, California - Spectacular scenery, a sense of isolation, an aesthetic sensibility, and a strong sense of community are the standout highlights of a trip to Mendocino County, an area that is well within a drive of the Bay Area and Sacramento.

vacation in PetalumaPetaluma, California - Located less than 45 minutes north of San Francisco, Petaluma is one of California's oldest cities and has proudly preserved its cherished 19th century charm. Our walkable downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the iron-front buildings of the late 1800s house antique stores, boutiques, art galleries and bistros serving the best of Wine Country cuisine.

vacation in Sierra Nevada Foothills near YosemiteSierra Nevada Foothills near Yosemite, California - Over the years Tuolumne County has been known as a popular "vacation play land" Once known for its gold extraction and its valuable timber resource, Tuolumne County has now become a favorite vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

vacation in Grand JunctionGrand Junction, Colorado - Nestled near 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs, Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for year-round golf, hiking and biking.

vacation in Roaring Fork ValleyRoaring Fork Valley, Colorado - The lower Roaring Fork Valley is so-named because of the Roaring Fork River, which runs through the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt and El Jebel. Aspen, CO is our famous neighbor at the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley.

vacation in Tualatin ValleyTualatin Valley, Oregon - The Tualatin Valley, located in Portland's backyard, is comprised of 10 cities and dozens of smaller areas of Washington County, Oregon. As the gateway to Oregon wine country, the Tualatin Valley is home to more than 30 wineries, a dozen breweries, dozens of u-pick farms, a dozen golf clubs, and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking and cycling trails.

vacation in Flaming Gorge National Recreation AreaFlaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Utah - The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area encompasses the 91 mile long Flaming Gorge Reservoir with it's 374 miles of shoreline. It is part of the Ashley National Forest and is also surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of BLM land nearby for a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

vacation in Columbia River GorgeColumbia River Gorge, Washington - Discover, explore, and experience the Washington wild side of the Columbia River Gorge and the gateway to the wilderness areas of Mt. Adams. Our warm and friendly small towns are welcoming portals to incredible scenic beauty and personal adventures.

vacation in Kitsap PeninsulaKitsap Peninsula, Washington - With 371 miles of shoreline, every city and town on the Kitsap Peninsula is located on the waterfront. Charming towns overlook scenic bays, coves, inlets and majestic mountains and are lined with little shops, art galleries, eateries and public spaces and parks. The region is a 30- or 60-minute scenic ferry ride from Seattle via the popular WA State Ferry.

vacation in MukilteoMukilteo, Washington - Mukilteo is a charming waterfront community in the Pacific Northwest minutes from Downtown Seattle. Located on the shores of Puget Sound, Mukilteo is the perfect launching point for local trips. Take in views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, the Cascade Mountain Range and the Olympic Mountain Range. Mukilteo is known for its beautiful views, gorgeous beach areas and the Whidbey Island ferry port.

vacation in Wenatchee ValleyWenatchee Valley, Washington - The Wenatchee Valley encompasses an area that includes arid desert landscapes, the contrast between manicured parks and natural beaches along the Columbia River, the alpine wilderness of the Cascade Range in North Central Washington.

vacation in SitkaSitka, Alaska - With views of island-studded waters and stately spruce forests reaching to the water's edge, Sitka is considered Alaska's most beautiful seaside town. Yet Sitka's hallmark is its tenure and devotion to a culturally diverse past.

vacation in Monterey CountyMonterey County, California - Monterey County highlights everything that's best about California. From Monterey's hotels and seaside restaurants to the Salinas Valley's hillside vineyards, from Big Sur's redwood groves to Pebble Beach's perfectly groomed golf courses, from Salinas' old-fashioned rodeo to Carmel-by-the-Sea's elite music and art festivals, Monterey has a feast of fun just waiting to be sampled.

vacation in NipomoNipomo, California - Nipomo, founded in 1882, is the southernmost community in San Luis Obispo County. Its name is derived from the Chumash Indian word “Nepomah”, meaning “the foot of the hills”.

vacation in Santa Clarita ValleySanta Clarita Valley, California - Located in north Los Angeles County , Santa Clarita offers the ideal California experience. Santa Clarita also boasts abundant sunshine, a unique blend of upscale sophistication and small town charm, historic elements. These characteristics and more make Santa Clarita a must see destination when visiting Southern California.

vacation in BeattyBeatty, Nevada - Beatty is a very rural, small town of about 1000 residents. A step back in time with wild burros, alot of quiet, old west atmosphere. We are known as the gateway to Death Valley National Park. With many unusual attractions, one in particular natural beauty occurs during the month of February with the arrival of Desert Wildflowers.

vacation in Long Beach PeninsulaLong Beach Peninsula, Washington - Abundant in natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, Washington's Long Beach Peninsula boasts a string of one-of-a-kind coastal communities with inviting restaurants, welcoming accommodations, colorful shops, and fine art galleries.

vacation in PullmanPullman, Washington - The largest city in Whitman County is Pullman which is home to Washington State University, the National Lentil Festival, local craftsmen, fine cuisine, fun shopping and friendly folk. The surrounding area is known as the Palouse region of Southeast Washington where rich farmland, rolling hills, rural communities and hidden treasures are found all along the way.

vacation in Madison ValleyMadison Valley, Montana - Ennis is a small western town in Madison Valley famous for our blue ribbon fishing in Madison River. Downtown Ennis boasts local shops and restaurants. There is also a self guided art walk downtown. You can also spend your time in Ennis engaging in outdoor activities from hiking Sphinx Mountain, to horseback riding, fishing, swimming in Ennis lake, and much more.

vacation in BlaineBlaine, Washington - Blaine is a seaside community in NW Washington at the Canadian border with a rich maritime history. We are within an hour of Mt Baker, the Cascade Mountain recreation area, San Juan Island ferries, Seattle and within minutes of Vancouver,British Columbia.

vacation in Plumas CountyPlumas County, California - Rugged canyons, crystal clear lakes, grassy meadows, trout-filled streams, fresh pine forests, brilliant star-filled skies -- they all await you in beautiful Plumas County. Located in northeastern California, where the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges meet, Plumas County boasts more than 100 lakes, 1000 miles of rivers and streams, and over a million acres of national forest.

vacation in MissoulaMissoula, Montana - Some might dub Missoula as unique, cool or hip. Others will experience it as serene, welcoming and replete with natural beauty. You might spend time here and see it as vibrant, active and pulsating with places to go and things to do. The beauty of Missoula is that it is all these things and more.

vacation in Philipsburg, MTPhilipsburg, MT, Montana - An old mining town surrounded by ranching communities tucked up in the mountains of southwest Montana. Lots of history packed into the local ghost towns and museum about the beginnings of the area. The area is also known for sapphire mining both the novice and the rock hound. All kinds of opportunities abound for outdoorsmen and adventure seekers.

vacation in HainesHaines, Alaska - Haines is a rural coastal community that sits between the Chilkoot and Chilkat Inlet connected by roadway to the interior and lower states.

vacation in HomerHomer, Alaska - Homer is often called the "Camelot by the Sea" because of its exquisite beauty. It is nestled at the end of the Kenai Peninsula on Kachemak Bay with spectacular views of the Kenai Mountains and 30 glorious glaciers covering over 300 sq. miles. Additionally, Homer is a community of artists of various kinds, i.e.

vacation in Prince of Wales IslandPrince of Wales Island, Alaska - Prince of Wales Island is friendly, scenic, and beautiful. Here, 12 communities are surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, Native lands, and State lands. Prince of Wales Island, commonly called POW, is the third largest Island in the USA among which Hawaii is the largest and Kodiak trails second. There are places to go, people to meet, and things to do on our Island of variety.

vacation in Central CoastCentral Coast, California - The community of Los Osos/Baywood Park is nestled along the Southern tidal estuary of Morro Bay, on the smog-free coast of Central California.

vacation in San AnselmoSan Anselmo, California - San Anselmo sits about 18 miles from San Francisco. The Mediterranean climate is envied throughout the nation. San Anselmo’s business community is walkable and includes boutiques, grocery stores, and award-winning dining. The schools are exemplary and the town is one of the safest places to live.

vacation in Temecula ValleyTemecula Valley, California - Temecula Valley has a rich heritage of passionate dreamers who create wines and delectable foods with farm fresh ingredients, and extraordinary experiences. There are 365 days of fun to be had in sunny Temecula Valley with three distinct attractions to visit: Wine Country, Old Town, and Pechanga.

vacation in AspenAspen, Colorado - Aspen is one of Colorado's favorite year-round resort areas. One will not be at a loss for activities ranging from recreation to the arts to culinary delights. During winter or summer, an Aspen vacation is the perfect choice for any season. Aspen sits at the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley, with the Roaring Fork River, a superb trout stream, running through town.

vacation in PhilipsburgPhilipsburg, Montana - Philipsburg and Anaconda are the core of the Pintler Scenic Route. This area is blessed with year-round recreation opportunities, scenic splendor and of course, plenty of history. Founded in 1866 as a trading center, Philipsburg now boasts a National Historic District and one of the most lovingly restored street fronts you’ll see anywhere. Anaconda was founded by Marcus Daly in 1883.

vacation in Utah ValleyUtah Valley, Utah - Utah Valley is one of the best family vacation destinations offering year round adventure. Utah vacations start with enjoying the natural beauty and diversity of the Rocky Mountains. Hang gliding, world class fly-fishing, skiing, and dinosaur hunting are just a few of the many outdoor adventures in Utah Valley.

vacation in SequimSequim, Washington - Sequim is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking through pristine forests and along the nation’s longest natural sand spit, golfing at our distinct golf courses, biking along the Olympic Discovery Trail, fishing in fresh or saltwater and visiting our local berry and lavender farms are just a few of the ideas for your visit to Sequim.

vacation in SilverdaleSilverdale, Washington - People from all walks of life can find something to do in and around Kitsap County.

vacation in Yucca ValleyYucca Valley, California - With a hometown atmosphere and an ideal location in Southern California's high desert about 35 minutes northeast of Palm Springs on Highway 62, Yucca Valley residents enjoy a climate and quality of life that is nearly impossible to match.

vacation in Summit CountySummit County, Colorado - Summit County Colorado is comprised of 5 towns (Breckenridge, Copper, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne)with 4 ski resorts within 10 miles, and Vail only 40 miles away. Summit County offers activities for all outdoor enthusiasts. People come to ski all of our beautiful mountains and stay for the summers full of perfect temperatures and bright blue sunny days.

vacation in ThermopolisThermopolis, Wyoming - There are many advantages to choosing Hot Springs County and Thermopolis: climate, economic assistance, the lowest tax rats in the state known for its low taxes, quality of life, outstanding schools and medical facilities, and an educated work force known for work ethic.

vacation in Russian RiverRussian River, California - Where the River Meets the Redwoods You want to be here for a long weekend. Forestville’s unofficial motto is “The Good Life,” and that’s what a visit to the Russian River Wine Country seems to be about: hiking, kayaking, indulgent meals and tasting at acclaimed wineries.

vacation in Paradise RidgeParadise Ridge, California - Welcome to Paradise! Perched atop the Ridge, above the heat and fog, our picturesque Sierra foothill community is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty.

vacation in DaytonDayton, Washington - Dayton is tucked in the Touchet Valley at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, located in southeastern Washington. Visitors enjoy a historic Main Street with boutique shopping, restaurants, an art gallery, and several museums. Excellent outdoor recreation abounds with Bluewood ski resort just 30 minutes from town, excellent fishing, scenic hikes, swimming, picnicking, camping, and hunting.

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