Capitalize names of cities, towns, counties, states, countries, continents, islands, airports, peninsulas, bodies of water, mountains and mountain ranges, streets, parks, forests, canyons, dams, and regions.
the Loop [Chicago]
the Bay Area
the 23rd Congressional District
New York State [but: the state of New York]
Oman or Sultanate of Oman [either is correct]
Saudi Arabia or Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [either is correct]
the Florida Panhandle
the Silk Route
the Iron Curtain
Upstate New York
the Isle of Skye
the West Coast
LaGuardia International Airport
Atlantic and Pacific oceans
Kennedy and Eisenhower expressways
Mississippi and Missouri rivers
Compass directions are not capitalized unless they are generally accepted terms for regions.
There is a large time difference between Europe and the Far East.
Walk east until you arrive at the lake.
There is no party like a West Coast party because a West Coast party doesn't stop.
He lives in northern Michigan.
The practice of meditation is finding followers in the Western world.