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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.

Death Valley Road Trip: Vegas to Mt. Charleston

As temperatures dip, discover how this desert road trip—from Las Vegas through Death Valley and Mt. Charleston—comes to life.

City Guide: What to See, Do, and Eat in Portland, Oregon

Get to know Portland like a local. Discover the best restaurants, microbreweries, food carts, outdoor activities, and oddities.

What to Do, See, and Eat on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA

Visit Cannery Row for the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium, a multitude of shops and restaurants, and a touch of Steinbeck.

Celebrate Fall in Half Moon Bay, CA

A half-hour south of San Francisco, this coastal community comes to life in autumn with a pumpkin festival and just-picked eats.

Complete Guide to Mojave National Preserve

In southeastern California, the "lonesome triangle" delivers mountains, canyons, an ancient lake, and volcanic relics.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and see how the recent eruption changed the park and the southeastern side of the island.

West’s Best Fall Entertainment Under the Stars

While the days are starting to shorten, the West still boasts fantastic al fresco dinners, movies, and concerts well into fall.

6 Best Spas in Las Vegas

Beyond the roulette wheels and slots, discover an assortment of spas that have helped make Vegas a city where revelry meets zen.

Whale Watching Getaway in Depoe Bay, Oregon

Cruising down the Oregon Coast, you'll find one of the Northwest's best spots to see whales. (The seafood is pretty great, too.)

Downtown Tucson Weekend Escape

The Old Pueblo lures travelers with a soulful parade, stunning outdoor art, and a sizzling food and drink scene.

Your Guide to San Diego, CA

From the hippest neighborhoods and top restaurants to the best beaches, here’s everything you need for a trip to this coastal gem.

5 Western Whitewater Rafting Trips to Take in the Fall

Whitewater rafting doesn’t end on Labor Day. Experience some of the best rafting trips and runs in the West through fall.