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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.

24 New Things to See and Do in Los Angeles

Discover Los Angeles's newest restaurants, stadiums, shopping, bars, Disneyland and Universal Studios attractions, and more.

Mardi Gras Events in the West

Just because you can't make it to New Orleans, doesn't mean you can't celebrate Mardi Gras. 

Asian Art Museum: A San Francisco Treasure

San Francisco's Asian Art Museum showcases a collection of Asia's finest pieces spanning six millennia, an unbelievable treasure.

Kayaking Below the Hoover Dam

Below Hoover Dam, kayakers follow the Black Canyon National Water Trail past colorful canyons and hidden hot springs.

16 Gorgeous Gardens in the West

From Oregon Garden to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, springtime is when the West is in full bloom. Don't miss it.

7 Spots to Camp Without the Crowds

Get off the beaten track and enjoy some serenity.

5 Less Traveled Hikes in Phoenix

Trade crowded trails for peace and quiet.

Top Aquariums in the West

Don't like squeezing into a wet suit? No matter. At the following aquariums, you can view life underwater without suiting up.

An Insider’s Guide to Winter Park, Colorado

More than 3,000 acres of deep, groomed snow and a thriving aprés-ski scene await at the beloved Winter Park.

Easy Coastal Hiking Trails in Northern California

Head to Northern California for easy, coastal trails that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Black History Month Events in the West

Learn more about black history and the contributions of African Americans at these events during Black History Month.

8 Must-See Fall Festivals and Cultural Events in the West

Whether it's celebrating autumn's harvest moon or cheering on dragon boats, here are eight cultural festivals to welcome fall.