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.

7 Affordable Ski Resorts in the West

Visit these low-key, inexpensive, under-the-radar ski areas for the best powder without the lift lines.

Cozy Up with These 7 Books and Movies Set in the West

From classic films to best sellers, these fictional tales bring their settings to life.

8 Favorite Winter Hikes in Arizona

From easy riverside strolls to strenuous climbs, hit these can’t-miss trails across the state.

The Best Places to Tube and Sled in the West

From local hills to speed runs, these sledding and tubing spots delight kids and adults alike.

20 Places to Go Ice Skating in the West

From seasonal pop-ups to year-round rinks, here's where to ice skate in the Bay Area and beyond.

8 Unique Things to do in Arizona This Winter

Explore the Arizona during some of its best months.

8 Winter Wonders in the West

Experience the season’s magic at these unique winter destinations.

Favorite Places to See Holiday Lights in the West

From spots only locals know to massive productions, discover the best holiday light displays in the West.

Favorite Bookstores in the West

Grab a coffee and settle into the bookshelves of these readers’ delights.

Things to Do in Sisters, Oregon

On the east side of the Cascades there's a great base camp for outdoor winter fun that's also big on holiday spirit.

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.