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.

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.

Simple Backyard Movie Theater DIY

Screen your favorites on warm summer nights with a DIY projector and movie screen.

Top Child Summer Safety Tips

Keep kids of all ages safe, from the pool to the skate park.

5 Less Traveled Hikes in Phoenix

Trade crowded trails for peace and quiet.

16 Gorgeous Gardens in the West

From Oregon Garden to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, springtime is when the West is in full bloom. Don't miss it.

12 Fun Things to Do at Home with Kids

Keep kids of all ages busy while you social distance at home with these activities.

How to Have Fun Outside All Winter Long

Before you mimic the hibernation of bears, get ideas for how you can easily, safely, and comfortably get outside this winter.

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

Celebrate the season with a shimmering drive-through display in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.

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

Don’t miss these 8 drive-through holiday light displays in Northern California.

9 Things to Do This Winter

Simple suggestions to help you get in the winter frame of mind.