Imagine witnessing the immense beauty of the Grand Canyon, but on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean minutes away from the beach. Waimea Canyon State Park on the garden isle Kauai is an astounding travel destination that will leave you awestruck and perplexed to its origins amongst the island chain.
Head over to the Big Island to experience Hawaii’s only active volcano and witness the magnificence of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes and fire. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting exceptional crater lookouts, education centers, travel experiences and cultural landscapes.
From cities and towns to national parks and lesser-known landscapes, this inaugural special section has your 2022 travel through the West covered! We’ve curated a list of 52 places to visit this year – four in each of the 13 states we cover. If you travel at a breakneck pace, that’s one a week. Let this guide serve as inspiration and enjoy the West!