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.

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.

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.