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.

How to Have a Fun Halloween at Home

Bust out the Halloween fun at home this year.

Must-See Wildlife Migrations in the West

From gray whales to bald eagles, seek out these seven wildlife migrations in the West for an experience you aren’t soon to forget.

7 Beautiful Coastal Hikes in the West

Mountains have towering forests, but it can be hard to beat coastal trails in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.

Explore the New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures stretches across seven floors of the historic Saban Building.

Favorite Apple Picking Spots in the West

Get in the spirit of fall by heading to the orchard and gathering a bucket-load of crisp fall delights.

Inclusive, Accessible Playgrounds in Oregon and Idaho

These new inclusive playgrounds sport softer surfaces and ADA-friendly play equipment to welcome all children of all abilities.

Things to Do in Ojai, California

Slow down and savor the celebrated sunsets and natural surroundings in this southern Shangri-La.

14 Fantastic Bike Paths in the West

Easy bike paths in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington provide plenty of car-free pedal fun.

Sedona, Arizona, Weekend Getaway

This artsy enclave's breathtaking red rocks and sublime food scene nourish both body and soul.

Things to do Around Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve

Dive deep in Illinois Valley and spelunk the pathways of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve.

4 Great Walkable Neighborhoods in San Francisco

Explore these four diverse neighborhoods on foot and discover the real San Francisco.

Exploring Santa Cruz County by Foot

A travel writer and her family explore Santa Cruz County on foot as they would a foreign land.