Driving to Yellowstone National Park can result in a pretty long road trip. For families looking to give kids a chance to get out, play and stretch along the way, the "Real Pirates" exhibit at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, are two options.
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Is going to Disney really a good idea when you are expecting? Here are ways to enjoy the parks even if you’ve got a growing baby bump.
Southwestern Utah’s gorgeous Kolob Terrace sweeps from the 10,000-foot heights of the Markagunt Plateau to the cliff tops of Zion Canyon. This wild and rugged area lures campers, hikers, horsemen and fishermen.
This alpine lake more than 6,000 feet above sea level, which is as much as 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, inspires so much awe that sometimes, words simply fail.
Las Vegans itching for a taste of somewhere new are only a short drive from another Western food haven: Los Angeles. Far more than avocados and quinoa, California cuisine has a breadth and depth that one has to taste to believe.
The following activities are planned in the Las Vegas region during July.
There are at least 16 new roller coasters across the country that have opened or are about to open this summer. Here are six totally worth the trip.
For many Americans, Route 66 evokes the nostalgic feelings of simpler times, mom and pop shops and early American transportation. Today, Arizona’s stretch of Route 66 is peppered with all the charm and whimsy of the earlier 20th century, including diners, ghost towns and ruins of both early car culture and Native American history.
A lush oasis where the Great Basin and Mojave Desert intersect, Pahranagat Valley in southern Lincoln County offers glimpses of a long and varied history.
The riding is casual and not taxing. At the entrance, elevation is about 3,950 feet and by the time you finish about eight miles deep into the park, the altitude is only about 500 feet higher.
With miles of white sand and turquoise waters perfect for swimming, body boarding and sailing, Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park topped Dr. Beach’s 25th annual top 10 list of U.S. beaches.
The ghost town of Delamar was once one of Nevada’s richest gold producers. Today its ruins nestle against a serrated range of wooded mountains south of U.S. Highway 93 on the way to Caliente.
Located about 160 miles north of Las Vegas, the park occupies more than 1,600 acres atop an ancient lake bed formed of volcanic ash, clay and silt called Bentonite.
Once a lawless boomtown, historic Pioche invites visitors to explore its colorful past. In its heyday, Pioche was home to about 10,000 residents, more than 10 times the number who call it home today.
For those looking to get out of the big city, and aren’t willing to wait until summer to do so, a quick retreat to Utah for a long weekend will provide a much needed seasonal respite. And right now is the perfect time to venture out to Utah’s gorgeous National Parks.
Red Cliffs Recreation Area near St. George, Utah, is a scenic gem just off busy Interstate 15 along pretty Quail Creek.
The ghost town of Goodsprings, about 30 miles south of Las Vegas, was once the center of the richest mining district in Clark County.
My wife and I, with three kids in tow, planned an itinerary of hiking, museum hopping and ghost town gunfights in and around Kingman, Ariz. In fact, there was more to do than we could fit into one weekend visit.
The region embraces spring with a variety of outdoor activities, while preparing for Memorial Day observances.
The two-lane highway from Searchlight to Nipton, Calif., runs 21 miles through scenic high desert and rugged foothills. It often boasts a fair springtime show of desert wildflowers, many varieties of cactus and an extensive forest of Joshua trees.
If you’re looking to break away from the “get there as fast as we can” mentality, there are plenty of natural wonders and photo-worthy attractions just off the beaten path of I-15.
State Route 170, the Bunkerville-Mesquite Loop Road, runs less than 15 miles along the banks of the Virgin River. It’s a peaceful side trip into history, a route that approximates the Old Spanish Trail.
For those seeking a getaway, spring brings festivals and many opportunities to enjoy nature.