The American West has an array of delightful activities just as diverse as its many landscapes—and we at Fodor's have especially taken notice this week. Hot air balloon rides over the desert and balmy days spent on the beach are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to traveling in this region. Get some ideas for your next Wild West adventure with our weekly roundup here to guide the way.
Las Vegas's 10 Best Free Family Activities
There's more to Vegas than the glitzy game floors and lavish musical productions that characterize Sin City—you can also find a slew of free activities, like enormous aquariums, a chocolate factory tour, and even a circus midway. See our picks of Las Vegas's 10 best free family activities.
5 Reasons to Visit La Jolla
Just outside of San Diego, La Jolla is a prime beach destination offering visitors the best in water activities, high-end shopping, and al fresco dining. Have we convinced you to go yet? Check out our 5 reasons to visit La Jolla, and start packing your swimsuit.
Where to Eat in San Francisco Now
If you find yourself in NorCal, don't miss any of San Francisco's most lauded new restaurants. From dumplings to creative udon dishes, and spit-roasted chicken to sea urchin spaghettini, you're sure to have a meal to remember. Make reservations for any of our favorite new restaurants to eat at in San Francisco now.
Checking In: Delano Las Vegas
One of the newest hotels in Vegas, the Delano offers stylish all-suite accommodations and a spacious spa. Without a casino on the premises, this hotel feels like a welcoming getaway from the hustle and bustle of Vegas. Find out more about the Delano in our checking-in review.
10 Best Hot Air Balloon Rides in the U.S.
Some of the most scenic hot air balloon tours you can take can be found in the American West. Soar over vineyards in Napa, glide above the Sonora Desert in Arizona, or fly eye-level with snow-covered peaks in Colorado. We've found the 10 best hot air balloon rides for you to take in the U.S.