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.

Beloved San Francisco Sights and Activities

Via writers and editors share their favorite things to do in San Francisco.

What to Eat at San Francisco Giants Games at Oracle Park

Move over, steamed hot dogs. San Francisco’s Oracle Park has some great eats.

Fun Things to do in Downtown Boise, Idaho

Telemark meets macchiato in downtown Boise.

San Francisco to Tahoe Without a Car

No car, no problem. You can still get to Lake Tahoe from San Francisco sans car, by the MegaBus or even a non-stop flight.

Scenic Outings on the San Mateo County Coast

These coastal adventures let you revel in the natural beauty of San Mateo County and marvel at its abundant wildlife.

Members' Favorite Wildlife Refuges in the West

Via readers share their favorite places for viewing wildlife. 

6 Great Cities to Visit in Winter

Whether you want to play in the snow or get as far from it as possible, here are six destinations perfect for this time of year.

What to Do on N. Mississippi Ave., Portland

A stroll through this artsy Eastside enclave offers a glimpse of the city's enthusiasms and penchant for the unconventional.

Your Favorite Offbeat Museums in the West

These museums around the West offer unusual delights. 

Bay Area Hikes With Great Payoffs

These nature hikes are worthwhile anytime, but they especially deliver in winter, with fog-free skies and migrating animals.

Visiting SFMOMA: A San Francisco Day Trip

Here's how to turn a visit to SFMOMA, now one of the largest museums in Northern California, into a San Francisco day trip.

5 Cultural Discoveries in California's Central Valley

As the weather cools, head indoors for art exhibits, rock concerts, and an unexpected underground garden.