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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.

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.

5 Fun Facts About Bryce Canyon National Park

Learn new fun facts about Bryce Canyon Nation Park and discover tips for seeing its inspiring hoodoos.

Whale Watching in Northern California and Oregon

Northern California and Oregon are some of the best places in the world for whale watching—you don’t even have to leave dry land.

Indulge in the Oregon Truffle Festival in Eugene

You don’t need to fly to Europe to indulge your desire for pungent truffles—just head to the Oregon Truffle Festival in Eugene.

Free Things to Do in Your Favorite California Cities

From San Francisco's Presidio to San Diego's Balboa Park, there's tons to do along the California Coast without spending a dime.

How to Beat the Crowds at Muir Woods

At 110 years old, Muir Woods is more popular than ever. Learn about the new reservation system and how to avoid the crowds. 

Biking the Bay Bridge

An audacious path gives cyclists a unique angle on California's Bay Area.

The Best Deals in Las Vegas

If gambling isn't your forte, you can still win in Las Vegas with these affordable escapes, such as the Fountains of Bellagio.