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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.

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.

Escape to California's Lost Coast

Get lost along Mendocino County’s Lost Coast, one of the westernmost stretches of pavement in the continental United States.

Family Fun at Gilroy Gardens

Michael Bonfante sold his family's grocery business in the late '90s and used the profits to create a theme park in Gilroy, CA.

7 Beautiful Coastal Hikes in the West

Mountains have towering forests, but it can be hard to beat coastal trails in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.

8 Tips for a Less Expensive Ski Weekend

Even a short weekend can add up. These tips will help you save.

Whale Watching Weekend Trip to Mendocino, CA

A northern coastal village offers fresh seafood, hikes in the redwoods, and whale watching.

Don’t-Miss Spots in Downtown Reno and the Riverwalk District

Discover nature, art, and Reno's unique culture—all within downtown and the Riverwalk.

Complete Guide to Arches National Park

In this desert wonderland, easily accessible adventures abound. Discover where to hike, climb, canyoneer, sight-see, and camp.