Western United States


What Inspires You?

Beaches  ▪  Family  ▪  Food  ▪  Haunted  ▪  Music  ▪  National Parks  ▪  Outdoor Adventures  ▪  Relaxation  ▪  Road Trips  ▪  Scenic Drives  ▪  Shopping  ▪   Space  ▪  Weekend Getaways

Destinations: Trips by State or Province  ▪  Northeast  ▪  South  ▪  Midwest  ▪  West  ▪  Canada  ▪  Mexico
Seasons: Spring  ▪  Summer  ▪  Fall  ▪  Winter

Expansive scenic vistas in the west draw tourists all year ‘round, and with a rental car from Enterprise, you can map out an itinerary for a memorable road trip that suits your interests. Canyons, forests, plateaus and waterfalls are among the sights along the 124-mile Scenic Byway 12 in Utah, classified as one of the best drives in America. Fans of national parks appreciate the many options present in the western states. Other travelers prefer panning for gold in California, exploring preserved ruins in a New Mexico canyon or kayaking on Colorado’s lakes. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is ready when you are!

Utah's Scenic Byway 12 is a Masterpiece

The All-American road traverses slickrock and features a petrified forest, a beautiful waterfall and gourmet dining.

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A Mindful Journey in Maui

Hawaii’s natural beauty is the perfect setting to slow down.
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Saguaro National Park Drive Features Unique Beauty

The iconic saguaro cactus is a symbol of the Southwest.
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5 Great Hawaiian Beaches

Oahu and Maui both offer beautiful stretches of sand.
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Glamping in Oregon

An adventure-loving couple takes a more luxurious route to celebrate their anniversary.
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The Hidden Side of Las Vegas

A day trip to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area provides a welcome contrast to the glitz of the Strip.
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Summer Road Trip on the Snowy Range Scenic Byway

The route through the Medicine Bow Mountains features fly-fishing, camping and more.
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Road Trip to Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge

Geological wonders offer clues to Wyoming’s distant past.
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Balloon Ride Gives a Bird’s-Eye View of the Sonoran Desert

Scottsdale, Arizona, makes a good base for a new adventure.
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Canyon de Chelly: A Drive to the Home of the Navajo

Native American land inspired an iconic art form.
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Fourteener Fever

For the past 25 years, Connie Gelb Otteman’s family has crisscrossed Colorado's high country on a mad mission to climb all 58 14,000-foot peaks.
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A Nature Photographer Shares Tips and Tales

Good photos require passion — and patience.
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Butte, Montana, Honors the Past, Embraces the Present

Legendary mining town is far from a “ghost town.”
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Visiting Glacier National Park in Winter

Montana’s gem offers different rewards during the season of stillness.
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Road Trip to Montana’s Independently Owned Ski Areas

Mom-and-pop lodges offer affordability and community.
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Road Trip to Dark Sky Parks in Utah

A father and daughter bond while photographing the Milky Way.
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Hiking to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon

Six family members immerse themselves in nature and attempt to bond.
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Sedona Provides a Romantic Setting for a Weekend Getaway

With its towering red rocks, the Arizona desert city has an unforgettable natural beauty.
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Searching for Surf and Self Along the West Coast

Riding waves renews joy and restores confidence after a bad mountain fall.
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Zion National Park: The Intersection of Inspiration and Art

Utah's first national park spawns creativity in visitors.
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Cold Weather Photography Tips

Protect your gear and yourself from freezing temperatures.
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The Road to Hana

Challenging drive leads to beautiful vistas and simple food.
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New Mexico’s Burning Question: Green or Red Chiles?

No matter which you choose, the Hatch chile delivers big flavor.
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Unlikely Albuquerque Is a New Coffee Mecca

Coffee purveyors in the desert city provide a haven for communities.
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The Nature of Seattle

From outdoor activities, to sustainable farming and top-notch seafood restaurants, the Seattle area offers visitors a unique flavor of the Northwest.
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California Coast Inspires a Love for the Ocean

During a road trip up the coast, five residents share their passion for the Pacific.
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Rediscovering California’s Eastern Sierra

A photographic journey along an iconic mountain range on the West Coast brings healing and much more.
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

During the cold-weather months, the park offers spectacular scenes of wildlife.
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Road Trip to See Whales

A whale watcher dedicates nearly four decades to an unanticipated passion.
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Friends Reconnect on a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

Once stricken by grief, a world traveler returns the gift of kindness on the way to Big Sur.
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A Do-Over Honeymoon in Hawaii

A couple soaks up Oahu’s charm on a romantic getaway.
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A Multigenerational Trip to San Diego Creates Lifelong Memories

Parents and grandparents help nurture children’s interests on their family vacation.
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Three women adventurers forge their own Oregon Trail

Bandon, Yachats and Cannon Beach make perfect bases for exploring the coast.
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Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Love family embraces winter in Colorado to experience a new adventure.
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Winter Weekend Activities in Colorado

Cold weather creates chances for unique family adventures.
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Scott Otteman’s Five Most Memorable Colorado Fourteeners

A devoted hiker shares his favorite Colorado climbs and explains why each one is special.
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Chasing the Light in Joshua Tree National Park

College friends reunite in a desert wonderland with a deepened appreciation for each other.
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On the Road — and the Beaches — in Maui with Friends

The Hawaiian island’s tropical embrace offers a memorable vacation in paradise.
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Relearning the joy of skiing in Park City, Utah

After a childhood accident, one traveler conquers her fear of the slopes.
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National Park Tradition Renews Family Ties

After suffering loss, a lifelong traveler reconnects with relatives and creates lasting memories.
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Five National Parks Near Los Angeles

All the destinations are beautiful and within a day’s drive.
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Llama Trekking in New Mexico

Explore the mountains with some new furry pals.
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People of Haines, Alaska

For a community like Haines — population 2,508 at last count — the best way to really understand it is through its people.
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Vintage Shopping in New Mexico

Trek through the Southwest results in coveted Stetson.
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Nostalgic Route 66 Road Trip: Santa Monica to Albuquerque

On the “Mother Road,” you’ll find welcoming smiles and the guardian angel of the trail.
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Utah's Scenic Byway 12 is a Masterpiece

The All-American road traverses slickrock and features a petrified forest, a beautiful waterfall and gourmet dining.
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Learning to Love Wyoming’s Interstate 80

If you’re willing to stop and take some time, you’ll find gems along this infamous highway.
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Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway - California

Road trip continues through the northern California redwoods and on to sunny SoCal beaches.
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Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway - Washington and Oregon

Traveler’s long-awaited road trip starts in Seattle and winds through the Northwest.
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New Mexico Casts an Enchanting Spell on a Road Trip Adventure

The most underrated state in the U.S. deserves our attention.
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A San Luis Obispo County Stay, Three Ways

New California residents try camping, glamping and a destination hotel, all in one road trip.
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Road Trip to Roswell, New Mexico, in Seach of Alien Life

Town embraces its connection to UFOs and little green people.
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Nostalgic Route 66 Road Trip: Albuquerque to St. Louis

Choosing the “old road” opens up a world of appealing characters and beauty along the “Main Street of America.”
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Napa’s Calistoga Specializes in Stress Reduction and Small-Town Charm

A dozen spas pamper guests with mud baths, massages and mineral pools.
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Road Trip to New Mexico’s White Sands National Park

Visit the Southwest’s most otherworldly natural attraction.
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San Francisco: A Gateway to Yosemite National Park

An easy road trip takes you from a world-class city to a top national park.
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Road Trip from Denver to Glacier National Park

A trip from Denver to Montana shows off the vast and varied scenery in the U.S.
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Blown Away by Oregon’s Volcanic Legacy

Mount Hood, Smith Rock and Crater Lake are high spots of the state’s interior.
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A Two-Day Driving Tour of the San Juan Skyway

Soak in the hot springs, ride the narrow-gauge railroad or stay in a cozy lodge during this road trip.
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Colorado Fourteener Side Trips

If you don't want to climb, families and non-hikers can still find plenty to do near Colorado fourteeners.
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Fourteener Food

Whether searching for casual dining or something more upscale in Colorado, satisfying meals are easy to find.
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Drive to Napa Valley for the “Other Harvest” — Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fans of “liquid gold” can set up tasting tours at wineries and shops.
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Insider's Guide to San Francisco Attractions

Tips on what to see, do, eat and drink on your next visit.
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Celebrate the Seasons at Yosemite National Park

From roaring waterfalls to colorful trees, the park is a year-round spectacle.
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Castello di Amorosa: A Tuscan-Style Castle in California

You’ll feel like royalty at this unique winery in Napa Valley.
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Four Can’t-Miss Winter Destinations

Try snowboarding, dogsledding, biking or a scenic drive in one of these memorable locales.
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Chaco Canyon: Center of an Ancient Culture

Preserved ruins in New Mexico hint at what life was like hundreds of years ago.
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A Traveler's Tribute to Trees

The drive from Olympic National Park to San Francisco features spectacular views of towering forests.
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Explore California's Redwood Coast

This scenic region runs north from San Francisco through Redwoods National and State Parks along Highway 101.
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Weekend Getaway to Solvang, California

A couple looks for romance in a Danish-themed town.
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5 Midsize Cities With Thriving Art Scenes

Bigger cities such as New York or Los Angeles are well-known for their galleries, but here are five that might surprise you.
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Day Trips from Las Vegas

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Valley of Fire are easy drives from the city.
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Weekend Getaway to Fresno, California

The city makes a convenient base to explore several beautiful national parks.
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Weekend Getaway to Half Moon Bay

Cozy beach town is a short drive — and a world away — from San Francisco.
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Bodie, California: A Ghost Town You Should Visit

About 200,000 people visit annually, but the buildings have no residents.
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah's national parks are beautiful during the day and turn to a magnificent spectacle at night.
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Payday Getaways: Grand Lake, Colorado

Outdoor activities include kayaking and zip lining.
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5 Indie Bookstores Worth a Trip

These literary spots offers a unique experience in addition to a good read.
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Modern-Day Prospectors

From San Francisco, Jess and Eddie take a weekend road trip to Happy Camp, California, to learn gold-panning.
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Rescue Relay

Group proves love knows no boundaries.
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Blind Hike

At times, exploring an interest or passion through the lens of travel can provide perspective. But what if the lens was broken and the loss was your sight?
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An American Safari

The Ponce family travels from their hometown of Chicago, Illinois, to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
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The Bee Journey

Beekeeper Sarah Red-Laird drives her bees to the beautiful orchards of Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, California, to help pollinate plum trees.
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