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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.

Stay Overnight at These Bay Area Museums and Zoos

Ditch the day-time crowds for an overnight experience.

5 Night Markets to Enjoy This Summer

Spend your evenings shopping and sipping brews at these night markets in Portland, Chico, Palm Springs, Santa Rosa, and Oakland.

Hidden Santa Cruz Nature Spots

Head beyond the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and explore beautiful, off-the-beaten-path nature spots in Santa Cruz County.

5 Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day Around the Bay

You don't have to visit a galaxy far, far away to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4. Here’s what to do around in the Bay Area.

Must-Visit Wild and Quiet National Parks

These seven treasures don't attract throngs of visitors—which only makes them better.

5 Things We Love about Juneau, Alaska

Alaska’s capital has an abundance of great scenery and attractions, plus local-harvest eateries.

7 High-Flying Aerial Adventure Parks

Test your limits at wild aerial adventure parks such as Glacier Highline, Treetop Adventure, and Mount Hermon Adventures.

7 Best Photo Ops in the West

Take Instagram-worthy photos at these top spots throughout the West.

Readers' Favorite State Parks to Visit in Summer

From Oregon to Northern California, Idaho to Utah, here are members' favorite state parks in the West.

New Orleans Celebrates 300 Years

Celebrate NOLA's 300th anniversary by exploring its charming neighborhoods, parks, restaurants, and watering holes.

Fort Rock: Oregon's Outback

Along Oregon's Outback Scenic Byway stands Fort Rock, a volcanic ring rising 300-feet out of the high desert.

Desert Wildflowers: The West's Spring Treat

From mid-February to April, native wildflowers will make their magical appearance in desert parks around the West.