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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.

Family Fun at Gilroy Gardens

Michael Bonfante sold his family's grocery business in the late '90s and used the profits to create a theme park in Gilroy, CA.

7 Beautiful Coastal Hikes in the West

Mountains have towering forests, but it can be hard to beat coastal trails in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.

8 Tips for a Less Expensive Ski Weekend

Even a short weekend can add up. These tips will help you save.

Whale Watching Weekend Trip to Mendocino, CA

A northern coastal village offers fresh seafood, hikes in the redwoods, and whale watching.

Don’t-Miss Spots in Downtown Reno and the Riverwalk District

Discover nature, art, and Reno's unique culture—all within downtown and the Riverwalk.

Complete Guide to Arches National Park

In this desert wonderland, easily accessible adventures abound. Discover where to hike, climb, canyoneer, sight-see, and camp.

Great Stops Along California's Quirky Highway 99

Here's the scoop on the best attractions, interesting towns, and quick stops along Highway 99 in the Central Valley.

City Guide: What to Do, See, and Eat in Petaluma, CA

Go back in time to historic California with a visit to this cozy riverside town 90 minutes north of San Francisco.

Los Angeles City Guide: Explore L.A. on Foot

The energetic, diverse, creative city has so much more to offer than what most people see.

5 Things to Do Right Now to Prepare for the Holidays

Shopping, cooking, baking, wrapping: The holidays are on the horizon. Be sure your to-do list also includes fun and relaxation.

Phoenix City Guide: Discover the Best of This Desert City

Come for the famously warm winter sun, stay for Phoenix’s hot haunts, desert beauty, and alfresco adventures.

Death Valley Road Trip: Vegas to Mt. Charleston

As temperatures dip, discover how this desert road trip—from Las Vegas through Death Valley and Mt. Charleston—comes to life.