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.

Things to Do in Gilbert, Arizona

Celebrate Gilbert's centennial with first-rate, locally-produced food, photography galleries, wildlife, and views of the cosmos.

Things to Do in Pendleton, Oregon

Famed for its rodeos and woolen mills, this Oregon town also delights with its cultural centers, unique shops, and diverse eats.

Wondrous Waterfalls for Spring

Via Readers offer their favorite waterfalls around the West to visit during spring.

Spring in the Sierra: Crystal Peak Park

When Spring arrives, Crystal Peak Park makes a relaxing getaway to appreciate northern Nevada's history and natural beauty.

Explore Utah's Greater Zion Region

Discover what to do, see, and eat in Zion National Park and nearby towns and lesser-known, less-visited parks.

Secrets of Yellowstone National Park

Find the secret spots—and skip the crowds—at America’s original national park.

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Don your best green and get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit with these events and activities.

Alaska's Art of the Totem Pole

Totem carving lives again as an art form along the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Best Places to Watch the Sunset in the West

Via readers share their favorite sunset locations around the West.

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.