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.

Where to See Wildflowers in the West

These desert parks offer some the best places to see wildflowers in the West each spring.

Complete Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Wildflowers, stars, geological formations, and the namesake trees are a few of the wonders at the Southern California park.

100 Best Travel Ideas in the West

To celebrate Via’s centennial, here’s an all-season list of wild places, cool rides, modern art, microbrews, and more in the West.

Experience the Magic of Monterey, CA

A weekend stroll around the classically Californian city reveals 250 years of history and a slew of modern wonders.

Weekend in Truckee, California

Strategically situated just north of Tahoe, near eight resorts, it's a great place to hang out even if you don't ski.

Must-Visit Spots and Hidden Gems in Phoenix

Discover the Valley of the Sun's greatest hits and the best of its B-side.

8 Best Museums for Kids in the West

These grown up museums in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming are kid-friendly and entertaining at every age.

6 Winter Date Ideas You Haven’t Thought of Yet

Valentine's Day isn't the only time to do something special this season.

7 Affordable Ski Resorts in the West

Visit these low-key, inexpensive, under-the-radar ski areas for the best powder without the lift lines.

7 Places to See the Northern Lights in the U.S. and Beyond

Witness the stunning aurora borealis at one of these spots in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Norway, Sweden, and Washington.

4 Ideal Winter Desert Destinations

Planning a winter trip? There's nothing like hiking in the desert, and California, Nevada, and Utah have spectacular options.

20 Places to Go Ice Skating in the West

From seasonal pop-ups to year-round rinks, here's where to ice skate in the Bay Area and beyond.