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.

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Alaska

  • Moon Spotlight Denali National Park Moon Spotlight Denali National Park is a 55-page compact guide covering the wonders of this Alaskan national park. Author Don Pitcher offers his seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and he includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, ...

California

  • Scenic Walks in San Diego Ocean waves crash against Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California.A scenic walk in San Diego is a great way to notice the understated sights of the city, and an excellent way to relax in the middle of a busy trip. Many of these districts and neighbourhoods also host great restaurants; consider working up an appetite before you eat, or topping off a satisfying ...

Florida

  • Grab Road Trip Snacks at Sanwa Farmer’s Market in Tampa Sanwa Farmer's Market is a great resource for unique road snacks and reasonably priced fresh food.If you’re in Tampa packing a picnic or loading up your vacation condo’s fridge and need to get Colombian soda or instant curry mixes or Japanese snack foods or a 50lb bag of rice, then you need to make a beeline for Sanwa Farmer’s Market.

Hawaii

  • Best Places to Eat in Southeastern O‘ahu Kona Brewing Co. is a local brewpub serving fresh steak and seafood, all with a twist—their signature brew is incorporated in some way into most of the recipes.Southeastern O‘ahu is home to several stand-out eateries. Expert author Kevin Whitton highlights where to enjoy local specialties such as shave ice and plate lunch along with other casual and fine dining options.

Heartland and Great Lakes

  • Where to Go in Upper Peninsula Michigan Waterfall in Porcupine Mountains State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.With no shortage of beautiful, engaging places to visit, it’s hard to know where to go in Upper Peninsula Michigan. Here you’ll find summaries of all the major areas, highlighting local draws such as natural wonders, cultural experiences, long-time visitor favourites, and more.

New England

  • Road Trip USA Now in its seventh edition, Jamie Jensen’s best-selling Road Trip USA is better than ever. Inside, you’ll find cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see the parts of America that the interstates have left behind. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities (if you’re ...

Pacific Northwest

  • As Seen in Portlandia If you want to stand in line for a bacon maple bar, the original Voodoo Doughnut is at 22 SW 3rd Avenue.A recent 12-year-old visitor said that he wanted to see two places in Portland: Voodoo Doughnut and the feminist bookstore. Like many others, his view of the Rose City had been shaped by the popular IFC series, Portlandia. Here’s a brief rundown on visiting businesses and parks used as sets in the TV show.

Rocky Mountains

  • Discover Two Medicine and East Glacier in Glacier National Park A bench made of logs on the shore of Pray Lake in Glacier National Park.Quiet and removed, Glacier’s southeast corner harbors a less-traveled wonderland. Learn about this quieter but no less stunning corner of Glacier, from the legend of Two Medicine’s naming to the area’s deep railway history to the few brave residents that remain today.

Southwest and Texas

  • Itinerary: Austin in a Long Weekend A pink lily at the Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas. Photo © Anne Swoboda, licensed Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike.Austin is a city that can easily and satisfactorily be explored in less than a week. It’s so alive and accessible that it takes little effort to be completely submerged in its life and culture.

The East Coast

  • Cycling Hudson Valley in 6 Days The Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York.In a six-day tour, riding 35-45 miles per day, you can cover the length of the Hudson River Valley, hitting key sights, vistas, and attractions on both sides of the river. This suggested itinerary starts in the town of Hudson, in the Upper Hudson River Valley.

The South

  • 2-Week Itinerary for a Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip Tracing the ridges and hillsides of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors every year.The Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors every year. In just two weeks, you can drive the 716 miles from Washington DC to Knoxville via one of the greatest scenic roads in the nation. You can also easily reverse this route by beginning in Knoxville and ending in DC.