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.

Explore Utah's Greater Zion Region

Discover what to do, see, and eat in Zion National Park and nearby towns and lesser-known, less-visited parks.

Secrets of Yellowstone National Park

Find the secret spots—and skip the crowds—at America’s original national park.

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Don your best green and get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit with these events and activities.

Alaska's Art of the Totem Pole

Totem carving lives again as an art form along the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Best Places to Watch the Sunset in the West

Via readers share their favorite sunset locations around the West.

Where to See Wildflowers in the West

These desert parks offer some the best places to see wildflowers in the West each spring.

Complete Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Wildflowers, stars, geological formations, and the namesake trees are a few of the wonders at the Southern California park.

100 Best Travel Ideas in the West

To celebrate Via’s centennial, here’s an all-season list of wild places, cool rides, modern art, microbrews, and more in the West.

Experience the Magic of Monterey, CA

A weekend stroll around the classically Californian city reveals 250 years of history and a slew of modern wonders.

Weekend in Truckee, California

Strategically situated just north of Tahoe, near eight resorts, it's a great place to hang out even if you don't ski.

Must-Visit Spots and Hidden Gems in Phoenix

Discover the Valley of the Sun's greatest hits and the best of its B-side.

8 Best Museums for Kids in the West

These grown up museums in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming are kid-friendly and entertaining at every age.