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.

Holiday Events in the West

These holiday-themed events happening in Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, and Utah will help you get in the spirit.

Gourmet Weekend in McMinnville, Oregon

This Willamette Valley town is known for its winemaking and cuisine. You can also enjoy cool shops and a popular flight museum.

Guide to Washington Park in Portland

Washington Park is a small world within the Rose City, home to marvelous creatures, gracious gardens, and a celebrated flower.

The Ultimate Golden Gate Park Guide

A sprawling urban oasis, from the Japanese Tea Garden to Stow Lake, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park offers so much to do.

Weekend in Yachats, Oregon

Scout for whales, hunt for agates, or quaff local microbrews in a cozy coastal haven.

10 Winter Festivals Around the West

Fully embrace cold weather cheer with concerts, fireworks, dancing and more.

5 Hidden Gems in Mendocino County, California

Five great reasons to leave the beach and explore inland in Mendocino.

Storm Watching on the Oregon Coast

Fall is the time to catch the Oregon coast at its wildest glory. Or watch in comfort from these top storm-watching spots.

Riding the Napa Valley Wine Train

The Wine Train chugs past dozens of Napa Valley vineyards.

Frightful Fun During Halloween at Disneyland

See Monsters After Dark, Cars Land in ghoulish décor, and Jack Skellington’s Haunted Mansion during Halloween at Disneyland.

Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Turns 80

Discover a desert wonderland in Phoenix's long-standing botanical garden.

7 Ways to Experience Fall Fun in the West

From apple picking to giant pumpkins, these festive fall activities will help you get into the spirit of the season.