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Top Tourist Destinations in the West

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Top Tourist Destinations in the Western U.S.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Peter Craig on www.wikipedia.org
From celebrity-filled Los Angeles and neon-lit Las Vegas to the abundant natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and many state and national parks, the western United States has something for every type of traveler. But it is a huge area and not one that can be easily toured in a week, much less a lifetime.

The West is comprised of mountain states - Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming - and Pacific states - Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington State. The land mass west of the Mississippi River more than doubles the land to the east of the Mississippi. In fact, Alaska itself measures one-fifth the size of the continental United States.

In this "Best of the West" round-up, I've linked to some of About's most popular articles on visiting California, Hawaii, Las Vegas, the Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about what to see and do in these areas so you can begin planning your trip to the West today.

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