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.

Favorite Hiking Trails in the West

Ocean views, cool forests, and wildlife can be found on these treks in the West.

7 Awesome Arizona Hikes

From rare birds in Ramsey Canyon to city views above Tucson, here’s a list of seven scenic picks. 

6 Fun Fall Activities to Do While Social Distancing

Treat yourself—and your family—to a festive, socially-distant activity.

Weekend Getaway in Prescott, Arizona

Once rough-and-tumble, Prescott has historic architecture, scenic surroundings, modern eats, and a watering hole or two.

Native-Owned Restaurants in the West

Native-owned restaurants around the West dish out history and heritage made with local ingredients and indigenous techniques.

Things to Do and Eat in Salem, Oregon

No sleepy government center, the Salem, Oregon pops with pioneer history, craft beer on tap, tasty snacks, and walkable streets.

11 Things to Do Right Now to Prepare for Fall

Get ready for a new season with this smart list of things to do to usher in autumn.

Foraging on the Oregon Coast

Here are a few top spots on the Oregon coast for wild berries, mushrooms and shellfish, along with harvesting tips.

Hiking in Mount Diablo State Park

Mount Diablo State Park draws hikers and cyclists with a variety of trails and panoramic views.

Favorite Spots to See Fall Foliage

Via readers share their top spots for eye-catching dramatic fall foliage.

5 California National Parks Deliver Top Thrills

Sleeping under the stars at Joshua Tree, spotting a condor at Pinnacles, and other thrills occur at these National Parks.

Embrace Freedom on Four Wheels

Use your vehicle to reclaim personal space, celebrate loved ones, attend movies or concerts outdoors, or take a Sunday drive.