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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.

10 Charming Coastal Towns in the West

Via readers share their favorite coastal spots for soft sand, stellar seafood, and epic views.

Gualala, California: Banana Belt

Gualala, California is quiet and secluded, but also full of good eats, lovely art, and a fascinating history of the Pomo Indians.

Take in the Views from the Oakland Zoo Gondola

After a gondola ride, visitors to the Oakland Zoo's new California Trail can watch native species roam over 56 acres of habitat.

5 Things We Love about St. George, Utah

St. George boasts dramatic red rocks, soaring architecture, a 5-acre desert garden, an art village and a well-situated restaurant.

Tour the African-American Freedom Trail in San Francisco

San Francisco’s black history runs deep along the African-American Freedom Trail.

Things to Do in Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver, Washington, Portland's neighbor across the Columbia river, offers historic charm and an updated waterfront.

A Local's Insider List of Things to Do on Oahu

Ask a local if you want to know where to go on Oahu, Hawaii's most visited island.

14 Quintessential San Francisco Restaurants and Eateries

Here are 14 quintessential San Francisco restaurants turning out everything from fresh-baked sourdough to soul food.

5 Things We Love About Yuma, AZ

From a picturesque stroll downtown to a ghost town tour, here are a few things that make Yuma a special place.

22 Essential Things to Do and See in San Francisco

With its secret stairways, artistic alleys, and epic views, there are so many ways to discover the true soul of San Francisco.

Things to Do in Palo Alto, California

This leafy, Silicon Valley hub is where classic college-town comforts congregate with high-tech lustre.

Things to Do in Ajo, Arizona

Art and adventure meet in a small southern Arizona town a short drive from the U.S.–Mexico border.