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.

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.