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.
Watch Sandhill Cranes Take Flight in Lodi, California
The spectacle of gigantic birds and the promise of fine vintages lure travelers to the Central Valley.
Mule Rides in the Grand Canyon and Beyond
Mules offer a smooth and sure-footed ride, especially on rough terrain.
Soothing Natural Hot Springs Around the West
The West boasts some of the country's finest natural mineral waters with sweeping views and waterfalls.
Where to Sled, Tube, and Cross-Country Ski in the Sierras
Enjoy the snow this winter and take the family on a fun vacation at these activity-filled resorts in the Sierras.
5 Summer Events in the West
Don't miss out on one of these great events in your neck of the woods.
Scenic Cascades Drive in Oregon
Explore a trio of towns along Highway 126 for a sampler of central Oregon sights and scenery.
San Francisco Bay Area Bucket List
Not sure what to see in the San Francisco Bay Area? Via readers share their bucket list worthy experiences in the region.
9 Places to See Whales Along the West Coast
For the best glimpses of magnificent whales, visit these trails, headlands, parks, and lighthouses along the Pacific Coast.
Marin County's Best Beaches
The best Marin County beaches for fishing, leash-free dog walking, discovering hermit crabs, and trying stand-up paddleboarding.
Miniature Trains You Can Ride in California
When the umpteenth episode of Thomas the Tank Engine no longer keeps the kids enthralled, it's time for a miniature train ride.
Lake Tahoe Summer Fun Activities
In summer, Lake Tahoe offers kayaking, hot-air ballooning, and great places to eat lakeside and take in the scenery.
What to Do, See, and Eat in Monterey, CA
See the best of Monterey, California by land and sea. Hike, whale watch, and dine along the thriving coast.