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.


Alaska

  • 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 ...

California

  • Yosemite at Night Glacier Point after sundown with stars in the sky.Fun at Yosemite National Park doesn’t stop at sunset. There are nighttime guided walks, stargazing sessions, stories told around a fire and live shows.

Florida

  • Road Trip USA Atlantic Coast cover Road Trip USA Atlantic Coast 3eRediscover the Open Road Road Trip USA: Atlantic Coast shows you how to make the most of almost 2,000 miles of two-lane highways, from the bright lights of the Big Apple, through the Carolina low-country, and all the way to Florida’s free-wheeling Key West. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps—all in a handy, portable format—this ...

Hawaii

  • Hiking Nounou Mountain, Kaua‘i’s Sleeping Giant View from the Nounou Trail. Photo © Christopher Thomas, licensed CC-BY 2.0.The Nounou Mountain Trails comprise three trails. They are all inland in the mountains above Wailua and zigzag over Nounou Ridge, the Sleeping Giant. Many feel the nearly four-mile round-trip Nounou Mountain East Trail is the prettiest of the three, while the Kuamo‘o-Nounou Trail is about two miles one way and is tough, but suitable ...

Heartland and Great Lakes

  • Road Trip USA Great River Road cover Road Trip USA Great River Road 2eRediscover the Open Road Road Trip USA: Great River Road shows you how to make the most of the route following the mighty Mississippi River, from its Minnesota headwaters all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps—all in a handy, portable format—this is roadside Americana at your fingertips. Along the ...

New England

  • Acadia’s Regional Lighthouses Robinson Point Light. Photo © Hilary and Tom Nangle.The best known of the Acadia region’s coastal beacons is Bass Harbor Head Light, accessible to the public during daylight hours. Here are the other still-operating lighthouses in the Acadia region. All are automated; most are accessible only by boat. Sadly, none of the light towers are accessible to the public, but most of the ...

Pacific Northwest

  • Travel Itinerary: Weekend in Portland A weekend in Portland is an excellent way to experience a city that is as bustling as it is relaxing. Here’s a two-day travel itinerary packed with the best of the city, from the arts and green spaces to culinary delights and award-winning microbrews.

Rocky Mountains

  • Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton cover Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton 7ed.Travel writer Becky Lomax reveals the splendors of Yellowstone Park and Grand Teton, from the sought-after vacation town of Jackson and a world-class museum complex in Cody to the gorgeous badlands topography of Old-West Dubois. Lomax is the essential tour guide, covering itineraries such as Yellowstone in a Day, Five Days in Jackson Hole, and ...

Southwest and Texas

  • Biking in Moab: Tours, Tips and Etiquette Moab is the West’s most noted mountain bike destination. Here’s everything you need to know about setting out on the trails, from prepping for your trip and helping preserve the fragile desert to bike rentals, repairs, and cycling tours.

The East Coast

  • Road Trip USA Appalachian Trail cover Road Trip USA Appalachian Trail 2eRediscover the Open Road Road Trip USA: Appalachian Trail shows you how to make the most of over 2,000 miles of two-lane highways, from the north woods of Maine, through Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and all the way to the heart of Dixie. With mile-by-mile highlights and detailed driving maps—all in a handy, portable format—this is roadside ...

The South

  • The Best Hot Chicken in Nashville Hot chicken, served on Wonder bread with a pickle, is a signature Nashville dish. Photo © Margaret Littman.Nashville’s most sublime food experience is not to be found in a fine restaurant or even at a standard meat-and-three cafeteria. It is served on a plate with a slice of Wonder bread and a pickle chip. It is hot chicken, a very spicy panfried delicacy, made with bone-in breast and secret spices.