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 ...


  • Joshua Tree’s Desert Daze Festival Joshua Tree at nightDesert-enthusiast Jenna Blough scored VIP tickets to the 3-day psychedelic extravaganza of the 5th annual Desert Daze Festival. Read about her experience.


  • 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 ...


  • Visiting Hawaii’s Big Island with Kids Spencer Beach on the Big Island. Photo © Bree Kessler.When along came baby for author and Hawaii travel expert Bree Kessler, so too did a deeper understanding about what makes for a fun, stress-free outing for everyone. Here’s what she’s learned about beach-going, hiking, dining out, and where to stay on the Big Island with kids in tow.

Heartland and Great Lakes

  • Driving Route 66 Through Missouri Route 66 in Stanton, Missouri. Photo © Giuseppe Masci/123rf.Route 66 through Missouri was re-routed more times than in any other state. Read up on the route’s history and use these driving tips to plan your time.

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

  • Visiting Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon in Winter Natural Bridge in Bryce Canyon Natural Park. Photo © Paul Brady/123rf.Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park–three incredible bucket-list-parks–remain largely summer destinations. But when temperatures plummet, these otherwise busy parks are perfect for those who seek solitude and tranquility.

The East Coast

The South

  • Moon Charleston & Savannah cover Moon Charleston & Savannah 7eAs editor-in-chief for the alternative weekly Connect Savannah, Jim Morekis knows the must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis also includes unique trip strategies, such as Literary Lark, following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, ...