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Day Trips

  1. the urbanist: san juan
    Rainforests and Rum Castles: The Best Day Trips From San JuanWhen locals need to get away, they go to El Yunque, Tanama River, Fajardo, Ponce, and Piñones.
  2. the urbanist: london
    Kew Gardens, Margate, and Other Escapes From LondonFive brilliant day trips, each less than two hours from the heart of the capital.
  3. the urbanist: dubai
    The Best Day Trips From Dubai: Sharjah, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and MoreWhen you need a change of scenery, visit the cultural capital of the UAE, snorkel with turtles, or ride the world’s longest zip line.
  4. the urbanist: beijing
    Scuba Dive the Great Wall of China and Other Escapes From BeijingCreative getaways for history buffs, hard-core cyclists, and appreciators of outré museums.
  5. the urbanist: bogotá
    Cloud Forests, Coffee Haciendas, and Other Ways to Escape BogotáThe city’s chaotic traffic and never-ending sprawl can feel suffocating. But take a short drive and you’re surrounded by Andean greenery.
  6. the urbanist: honolulu
    Hike a Volcano, Volunteer on a Taro Farm, and Other Ways to Escape WaikikiWhen you’re full up on Honolulu, head for the hills. And by hills we mean volcanoes.
  7. the urbanist: cape town
    Penguin Beaches, Storybook Villages, and Other Ways to Escape Cape TownFive unique destinations within a couple hours’ drive of the Mother City, hand-picked by locals we trust.
  8. the urbanist: barcelona
    Girona, Sitges, and Other Worthy Day Trips From BarcelonaWhen you’ve counted one too many fanny packs, head for the surrounding hills, or the sea, or a Game of Thrones–esque village.
  9. the urbanist: san francisco
    The Best Day Trips From San FranciscoHalf the joy of living in the Bay Area is leaving it behind. Here’s where the locals go when they need to get away.
  10. the urbanist: bangkok
    Wild Elephants and Jungle Biking: The Best Day Trips From BangkokEven the city’s biggest supporters sometimes need a break. From a “green lung” getaway to a triple-waterfall park, here’s where the locals escape.
  11. ruins
    Bannerman Castle Is Falling DownWell, partially.
  12. Day Trips
    Bobby Flay Has Designs on Mohegan SunFlay is opening two new restaurants at the Connecticut casino.
  13. Day Trips
    Meet Me in February in Atlantic CityStarting early next year, weekend train service will take you to the Chelsea and other Atlantic City destinations.