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.

People wander inside SFMOMA.

6 Best Modern and Contemporary Art Museums in the West

Immerse yourself in all types of artistic mediums, from sculptures to paintings to films.
tide pools framed by iceplant in Pescadero, California

Top Things to Do in Pescadero, California

Just south of San Francisco, Pescadero offers a chance to slow down and savor local fare.
Valencia peak rising from the coastline in Montana de Oro State Park, California.

Favorite Hiking Trails in the West

Ocean views, cool forests, and wildlife can be found on these treks in the West.
Bird-watchers sit on a tree in a forest while looking through binoculars.

A Beginner’s Guide to Bird-Watching

Embark on a birding adventure in your own backyard.
Wildflowers bloom beneath Picacho Peak in Arizona.

Where to See Wildflowers in the West

When spring arrives, wildflowers paint the West in a rainbow of colors.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument at sunset, near Ajo, Arizona.

Things to Do in Ajo, Arizona

This former copper mining town has been transformed into an arts destination.
Cacti grow in the McDowell Mountains in Arizona.

29+ Free Things to Do in Your Favorite Arizona Cities

From art walks to major museums, these budget adventures will delight the whole family.
Brothers stand in Disneyland Resort's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Insider Tips for Visiting Disneyland with Kids

From park hacks to top rides for toddlers to teenagers, make the most of a family trip to Disneyland.
couple looking at large tank at aquarium

Top Aquariums in the West

Get a look at underwater life at aquariums in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.
AAA Members outside of an outdoor skating rink in winter.

6 Winter Date Ideas You Haven’t Thought of Yet

Valentine's Day isn't the only time to do something special this season.
Two customers outside of Book Bin in Salem, Oregon.

Favorite Bookstores in the West

Grab a coffee and settle among the shelves of these readers’ delights.
boy having fun on an inner tube in the snow, Sierra Nevada

Where to Sled, Tube, and Cross-Country Ski in the Sierra

These are perfect places for sledding, snow tubing, tobogganing, and cross-country skiing.
People ice skate on Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada.

5 Natural Ice Skating Spots in the West

Glide across these beautiful frozen waters.
Christmas tree holiday light display at Redding Garden of Lights.

Favorite Places to See Holiday Lights in the West

AAA Members love these displays, from spots only locals know about to massive productions.
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.