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.

Great Stops Along California's Quirky Highway 99

Here's the scoop on the best attractions, interesting towns, and quick stops along Highway 99 in the Central Valley.

City Guide: What to Do, See, and Eat in Petaluma, CA

Go back in time to historic California with a visit to this cozy riverside town 90 minutes north of San Francisco.

Los Angeles City Guide: Explore L.A. on Foot

The energetic, diverse, creative city has so much more to offer than what most people see.

5 Things to Do Right Now to Prepare for the Holidays

Shopping, cooking, baking, wrapping: The holidays are on the horizon. Be sure your to-do list also includes fun and relaxation.

Phoenix City Guide: Discover the Best of This Desert City

Come for the famously warm winter sun, stay for Phoenix’s hot haunts, desert beauty, and alfresco adventures.

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.