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.

Aviation Museums in the West

Up, up and away at these museums of flight in the western United States.

Wilderness Walks in the West

Visit bluffs, forests, and waterfalls along eleven hiking trails in California, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah, for loads of summer fun.

Whale Watching in the West

An encounter with the West Coast’s most impressive creatures can be a mighty adventure when you know the best times and places.

Weekend in San Francisco's SoMa

Head to San Francisco'c south of Market for sculpture gardens, a museum celebrating Black cultures, burger bots, and Ping-Pong.

10 Classic Summer Activities

Here are 10 classic summer pleasures, from state parks to state fairs, beach boardwalks, outdoor music and movies to sweet treats.

Things to Do in Albany, Oregon

In one of the Willamette Valley's oldest towns, experience history, great food, and ride a beautifully restored wooden carousel.

In Praise of Solo Travel

Traveling on your own can mean discovery, spontaneity, and enjoying the freedom you may not have otherwise.

Las Vegas's Extreme Rides and Experiences

Swim with sharks, fly through the air on a zip line, and do flips in an aerobatic aircraft in the wild world of Las Vegas.

Best Summer Fruit U-Pick Spots

Try one of these popular u-pick farms and orchards for the best fruit in the West.

The Ultimate Guide to Santa Fe, New Mexico

History, cultural and creativity collide in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Here's what to see, do, and eat when visiting the city.

Watch Sandhill Cranes Take Flight in Lodi, California

The spectacle of gigantic birds and the promise of fine vintages lure travelers to the Central Valley.

Mule Rides in the Grand Canyon and Beyond

Mules offer a smooth and sure-footed ride, especially on rough terrain.