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.

Athena Photography / Downtown Missoula Partnership

8 Best Walking Tours in the West

Discover the best food and wild history in these towns and cities.
A mural covers the multi-story women's building in San Francisco's Mission District.

Favorite Public Art Spots in California

AAA Members share historic murals and gorgeous sculptures scattered throughout the state.
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.
Canoes and row boats on the dock at Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana.

9 Quintessential Montana Experiences

Get to know the state like a local.
Snow on the ground in Sedona, Arizona.

8 Affordable Winter Date Ideas in Arizona

These budget friendly activities will capture your heart.
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.
Devil's Slide Trail on a sunny day along a portion of Highway 1 south of Pacifica

Beautiful Beginner Hikes in Northern California

Start off with gorgeous winter hikes that keep you active without wearing you out.
two skiers riding downhill at Alpine Meadows resort with Lake Tahoe in the background

San Francisco to Tahoe Without a Car

A set of wheels isn’t required to reach Northern California’s top winter destination.
Yosemite National Park's firefall lit up at sunset.

10 Must-Do Winter Activities in California

Get out of the house and play this season.
Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in San Francisco's Union Square at night.

20 Places to Go Ice Skating in the West

Glide and giggle on these festive rinks, from seasonal pop-ups to year-round set-ups.
Swift Creek in the Stillwater State Forest near Whitefish, Montana.

13 Free Things to do Across the West This Winter

Make memories with these activities, from Arizona to Alaska.
panoramic view from the Hamon Observation Tower at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

The Ultimate Golden Gate Park Guide

World-class art, gorgeous gardens, and a herd of bison: All in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Skiers and snowboarders at the top of Big Dipper at Heavenly Mountain Resort in Tahoe, Nevada.

6 Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in Nevada and Utah

These stellar ski areas deserve a spot on your list.
A person holds a blue coffee mug on a snowy morning.

18 Things to Do This Winter

'Tis the season for snow-filled outdoor adventures and holiday cheer.
A Hurtigruten Cruise sails under the northern lights.

6 Tips for Viewing the Northern Lights

Head to Alaska to catch this natural wonder in its peak season.