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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.

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.

20 Unique Travel Experiences to Have in 2020

This list is overflowing with things to do on your next adventure, whether you’re exploring your neighborhood or a new destination.

Fun New Year’s Eve Activities Around the West

Still not sure how to ring in the New Year? Pick one of our fun, last-minute activities in the West.

3 Walkable New York City Neighborhoods

Already been to the Statue of Liberty and Central Park? Three neighborhoods offer a fresh, delicious slice of the Big Apple.

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.