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

  • California Coast Family Road Trip Ideas A castle-like building amidst a vineyard in fall colors.Driving the California coast is a classic family road trip, with a range of attractions for kids to enjoy. While some popular destinations are very much kid-focused, other attractions such as zoos, aquariums, and unique locales are truly family-friendly, offering a bit of fun for everyone.

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

  • Snorkeling Molokini Crater Aerial view of Molokini Crater off the coast of Maui.Nowhere else in Hawaii can you find waters as clear as those in Molokini Crater, a half-submerged volcanic caldera that rises from 300 feet of water. Snorkeling at Molokini is such a popular activity that if you want as much water to yourself as possible, you had best plan ahead to get there as early ...

Heartland and Great Lakes


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

  • PNW Road Trip: Driving to Portland Portland, Oregon and Mount Hood.Portland offers a wealth of nature, and downtown—small blocks make the streets highly walkable—is crowded with food carts, independent boutiques, and live music venues. Make it an easy road trip destination with traffic tips and directions from Pacific Northwest resident Allison Williams.

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

  • Take a Four-Day Texas Hill Country Road Trip The courthouse in Bandera, Texas. Photo © Davidlohr Bueso, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.A road trip in the Hill Country is an adventure into both beautiful parks with natural wonders and tiny towns that meticulously preserve remnants of Americana and the Wild West. Get ready to do some serious wine-tasting, antiques hunting, horseback riding, and hiking.

The East Coast

  • Driving The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail Signpost with an illustration of a banjo marking the Crooked Road or Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.The Crooked Road, while not not an official byway in the manner of the Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive, connects nine major music venues and 60 or so affiliated venues and festivals, crossing 19 counties, four cities, 50 towns, and one state line. There you’ll find the stories of the people whose musical talent ...

The South

  • Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip: 5-Day Knoxville Loop The Clingman's Dome lookout tower at dusk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.With just five days, you can explore Knoxville, traipse into Dollywood, log some quality trail time, explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park, catch an amazing firefly display, ride a steam train…and drive a short, but beautiful, section of the Blue Ridge Parkway.