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.

Your Favorite Northwestern Bike Rides

Readers choose their favorite biking trails in Oregon and Idaho.

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada

Every January, Elko welcomes cowhands, ranchers, and other aficionados of Western life to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Weekend in Jenner, California

Find seals, birds, fine dining, and gorgeous views in Jenner, a small town at the mouth of California's Russian River.

Famous Historic Mansions in the West

Fourteen historic homes in the West, including Hearst Castle, the Gamble House, and Winchester Mystery House, welcome visitors.

Escape to Paso Robles, California Wine Country

Explore the Central Coast's flourishing wine country with top things to do, eat, taste, and visit in Paso Robles.

Extraordinary Winter Sports

Try some new activities this winter, such as bobsledding, curling, or skiing with a kite.

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.