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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.

15 Fantastic Bike Paths in the West

Easy bike paths in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington provide plenty of car-free pedal fun.

Escape to Eastern Oregon's Joseph

Oregon's northeastern outpost provides a relaxing base for exploring Wallowa Lake and the dramatic 9,600-foot Wallowa Mountains.

Stingray Touch Exhibit at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Learn why this ocean exhibit is a significant reminder for visitors to Arizona's desert.

The Top Thing to Do on Each Hawaiian Island

On each island there's one don't-miss activity, from seeing Kauai by helicopter to exploring Maui's waterfalls on a drive to Hana.

Stress-Free Weekend in Calistoga, California

Spend a relaxing weekend in this Napa Valley town.

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.