United States Travel Guide Explore America with Moon

From Sea to Shining Sea

It’s a big country. There’s lots to do, even more to see. Travel in the United States can be a quick outdoor getaway, a week enjoying city sights, or a classic state-spanning road trip. With popular destinations like Yosemite National Park and well-kept secrets like Wisconsin’s Door County, Moon has the best of America covered.


  • Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula cover Moon Anchorage Denali Kenai Peninsula 2eIn this full-color guide, seasoned travel writer Don Pitcher shares the best ways to experience all that Anchorage, Denali, and the Kenai Peninsula have to offer, from Anchorage Museum’s fascinating exhibits to the natural splendor of Denali National Park to Resurrection Bay’s breathtaking wildlife tours. Pitcher leads travelers to the highlights of the three areas, offering ...


  • Driving Southern California on the Pacific Coast Highway La Jolla Caves. Photo © Dollar Photo Club.Drive Southern California’s coast via PCH (that’s what cool people call CA-1) and you’ll encounter some of the best beaches and most fashionable hubs in the state, from Malibu’s glorious El Matador Beach to Venice Beach and its boardwalk spectacle.


  • Moon Florida Gulf Coast cover Moon Florida Gulf CoastLong-time Florida resident Joshua Lawrence Kinser covers the best of the Gulf Coast, from the mangroves of Everglades National Park to the glass skyscrapers and lazy canals of Tampa. Kinser has plenty of fun, interesting trip strategies to offer, including Best Beaches, Camping on the Coast, and RV the GC. Complete with details on snorkeling ...


  • Nightlife and Entertainment in Lahaina Nightlife in Lahaina is fun and varied.Nightlife and entertainment in Lahaina is fun and varied, from cultural events to live music and mingling to late-night dive bars. Many events are also free, and several are family-friendly. Whatever your mood, chances are good Lahaina can match it.

Heartland and Great Lakes

  • Route 66 Sights Through Chelsea, Oklahoma The Pryor Creek Bridge in Chelsea, OK.You wouldn’t know it by the looks of it, but Chelsea used to be one of the largest towns in Oklahoma. Here’s where to go for the sights, plus where to eat and stay in town on your Route 66 road trip.

New England

  • Visit South County, Rhode Island Take a trip back in time at the Gilbert Stuart MuseumBecause South County is one of Rhode Island’s most family-oriented destinations, and also a great area for hiking, sunbathing, sailing, surfing, and the like, you might want to make this your base if you’re traveling with kids or pursuing outdoor recreational activities.

Pacific Northwest

  • Things to Do in Lincoln City, OR Kitesurfing at Lincoln City Beach. Photo © Elaine Giadone/123rf.Lincoln City, once five separate fishing and logging towns, is now a destination for travelers seeking its beautiful 7.5-mile beach. There’s plenty to do there and in town, and here’s a round-up of the best.

Rocky Mountains

  • Where to See Colorado’s Fall Colors Spend a weekend away in a yurt with YMCA of the Rockies. Photo © Mindy Sink.It’s an annual autumn tradition in Colorado: take a weekend or an afternoon to see the aspen trees turn to gold. Here’s when and where to go for the best look at Colorado’s fall colors.

Southwest and Texas

  • Top 5 Santa Fe Open-Air Bars The Mary Hatch is El Farol's most famous cocktail. Photo courtesy of El Farol.There’s no shortage of Santa Fe open-air bars taking advantage of New Mexico’s weather. The top five have great happy hours and late-night fun.

The East Coast

The South

  • Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains cover Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains 2eTravel writer Jason Frye offers his firsthand experience and advice on the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains–including North Carolina High Country, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Frye includes travel strategies, such as “More Than a Drive: Top Hikes Off the BRP” and “The 3-Day Best of the Smokies.” Complete with ...