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.

Golden Gate Bridge pedestrian path in San Francisco, California

8 Family-Friendly Hikes Around the West

Don't miss these easy hikes in the Bay Area, Southern California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona.
A group of rafters on the South Fork of the American River in California.

5 Western Whitewater Rafting Trips to Take in the Fall

Paddle some of the best runs this season. Here are 5 whitewater rafting trips you'll love!
Cunard's Queen Mary 2 cruise ship leaving New York City.

4 Best Cruises for the Holidays

Have a memorable holiday season at sea on these cruise lines.
the active tide pools at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, San Mateo County, California.

Scenic Outings on the San Mateo County Coast

Venture out to the San Mateo County coast for stunning scenes along Highway 1.
A lifesized bronze statue of the Peanuts' Charlie Brown and Snoopy in a park.

6 Sonoma County Spots for Snoopy Lovers

The region pays tribute to the late, great cartoonist Charles Schulz and his Peanuts characters.
California Highway 99 interchange in the Central Valley.

Great Stops Along California's Quirky Highway 99

Known for its Dust Bowl history, Highway 99 offers travelers a quirky drive down an important road.
Coit Tower overlooks downtown San Francisco at dawn.

22 Essential Things to Do and See in San Francisco

San Francisco beckons with iconic culture, tech, and vistas. Here are 22 ways to explore the city.
Pink sunset at Pinnacles National Park in California.

5 California National Parks Deliver Top Thrills

Hike volcanic terrain, sleep under the stars, and catch condors in flight at these California parks.
A woman wakeboards on Lake Powell in Arizona.

The Best Water Sports Venues in the West

A guide to some of the hottest spots to cool down and let loose in the West.
a hiker watches the sunset at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

8 Fun Things to Do in Arizona This Summer

Escape the heat with these cool, unique outdoor activities.
a canoe on Montana’s Wade Lake

Quiet Places to Paddle or Hike

Eight rivers and lakes beckon travelers to hike, paddle, and soak in the serenity.
roller coaster riders holding on tight at Legoland

Hop on the Newest Theme Park Attractions This Summer

Get to know the latest rides, shows, and more.
Ripe orange-pink apricots on the tree at Gilcrease Orchard.

7 Favorite U-Pick Farms in the West

Make a detour to these Members’ favorite destinations to harvest your own produce.
Pyrotechnics at the colorful kineticFIELD stage at Electric Daisy Carnival.

10 Extraordinary Outdoor Music Experiences in the West

These festivals and venues offer aural and visual delights.
Inside Kartchner Caverns State Park.

The Coolest Underground Tours in Arizona

Exploring cool caves and mines in southeastern Arizona.