Things to Do

Find things to do throughout the West in great cities like San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Portland. From historical sites to active adventures, Via gets the scoop on things to do this weekend and beyond.

A mother and son make snow angles in winter coats.

How to Have Fun Outside All Winter Long

Don't let cold temperatures, rain, wind, or snow keep you inside this season.
A car drives through a light tunnel at Christmas in Color in Salt Lake City.

Best Drive-Through Holiday Lights in Arizona, Utah, and Nevada

Celebrate the season with a shimmering spectacle seen by car or on foot.
San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge lit up at night.

Best Places to See Holiday Lights by Car in the Bay Area

Don’t miss these 8 drive-through displays in Northern California.
Guests at the California Academy of Science's NightLife Holiday Bazaar event look at a vendor's wares, photo

5 Great Holiday Markets in California

Get into seasonal spirit at one of these festive and fun holiday fairs.
San Francisco Lands End stairs trail at sunset

The West's Most Alluring Urban Hikes

Opt for a relaxing hike in some of the West's bustling cities.
A person holds a blue coffee mug on a snowy morning.

17 Things to Do This Winter

'Tis the season for snow-filled outdoor adventures and holiday cheer.
A trail winds through the trees to Shady Dell in Mendocino, California.

Hiking the Peter Douglas Trail to Shady Dell in Mendocino County

Here's how to access a spectacular parcel of beachfront forest.
Fort Point Historic Site beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.

Free Things to Do in Your Favorite California Cities

You don’t have to break your budget to enjoy the Golden State’s vibrant destination cities.
Downtown Bisbee, Arizona.

Are You Ready for the Brisbee 1,000 Stair Climb?

Sprint and stroll through Arizona's most eccentric mining town, Bisbee.
San Gregorio State Beach at sunset, Half Moon Bay, California.

Celebrate Fall in Half Moon Bay, CA

About a half-hour south of San Francisco, a farming and fishing community comes to life in autumn.
A father and son walk through a Halloween corn maze on a cloudy day.

The Best Haunted Houses and Corn Mazes in the West

Get in the Halloween spirit with these local attractions.
Hanna House on Stanford Campus in California.

California's Hanna House

Frank Lloyd Wright designed a home so radical it rejuvenated his career and domestic architecture.
Patrick’s Point ocean view near Trinidad, California .

Readers' Favorite State Parks to Visit in Summer

AAA Members share their top state parks from the West to hike, camp, swim, or just take in the view.
Stairs leading to the beach at sunset at Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach, California

Best Tide Pools Around the West

The Pacific Coast teems with tide pools and little critters waiting to be discovered.
Purple and pink clouds over Limantour Beach in Point Reyes, California at sunset.

A Weekend Away in Tomales Bay, CA

Explore the soothing North Coast coastline alongside hearty bites of cheese and oysters.