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Weekend Escapes

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    Explore the New California Cool in SacramentoLive out your Lady Bird fantasies in this city with a burgeoning food-and-drink scene.
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    Yes, Alberta Is (Really) Cold. But You Should Visit in Winter Anyway.How to road trip through Canada’s fourth most populous province — in the dead of winter.
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    The Argentine Jungles’ Lessons on Sustainable TourismIn open-air public schools and rainforest cabins, considering whether sustainability can be more than a brand-favorite buzzword.
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    Curry Buffets, Sunny Beaches, and Africa’s Oldest Botanic Gardens in DurbanHead to this warm South African port town for a relaxing break from the more bustling Johannesburg.
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    Visit Puerto Rico — Just Don’t Be a JerkTourism in places ravaged by disaster prompts serious ethical questions. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go to San Juan, but be mindful how you do it.
  6. Celebrate Big Italian Art in a Small American TownHidden among the area’s showier gems, like Rhinebeck or Hudson, Cold Spring is an undiscovered jewel in the Hudson River Valley crown.
  7. A First-Timer’s Art-and-Design Guide to Buenos AiresArt Basel Cities Week is just around the corner. Here’s what to eat, see, do, and buy when you’re not working the festival circuit.
  8. In Anchorage, Alaska, Admire Native Art in Between Seaplane RidesThe Last Frontier is home to a refreshingly cosmopolitan city.
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    Walden Pond: New England’s Daytona BeachA Harvard scholar explains why Thoreau would be pleased.
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    I Let Go of Travel Snobbery and Fell in Love With CruisingHow I (sort of) learned to cook and (really) came to appreciate cruising aboard a ship in French Polynesia.
  11. Your Dog Will Love the BerkshiresA guide to a weekend in the Berkshires, with the best restaurants, places to stay, and things to do.
  12. How to Do Paris Like a French GirlA guide to a weekend in Paris, France, including the best areas to stay in, restaurants, and things to do.
  13. Storm-Chase and Surf on Vancouver IslandHow best to explore the Pacific Rim wilderness.
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    My Family Has Gone to This Secret Maine Beach Since the ’50sThe residents of Biddeford Pool don’t want you to know about their bucolic beach town.
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    How to Have the Best Nantucket WeekendVisit the island like a local.
  16. Pittsburgh’s Charm Extends Beyond the SteelersPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, boasts excellent, off-the-beaten-path art, terrific boutique hotels, and a lively restaurant scene.
  17. A Bermuda Weekend Escape Is Easier Than You Might ThinkJust 600 miles off the Carolina coast, the island has great restaurants, luxe hotels, and pretty pink-sand beaches.
  18. Boise Is Home to More Than Just a Convention CenterIdaho’s capital is drawing leisure travelers with a booming culinary scene, new and revamped hotels, and a growing wine industry.
  19. Driving Through Italy Is the Path to La Dolce VitaMilan, Florence, and Cap Ferrat form a triangle — here’s the best way to tour them, by car.
  20. How to Act Like a Local in LondonThe best restaurants, bars, activities, museums, neighborhoods, hotels, and art in London.
  21. Where Big Freedia Goes to See Real Bounce in New OrleansPlus: Recommendations from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, tips for what to order at Compère Lapin, and a guide to your best low-key bar crawl.
  22. How to Have the Best Late-Fall Weekend on the Emerald CoastWhat to do, where to eat, and the best lodging and hotels in South Walton, Florida.
  23. Why to Visit Durham, North Carolina, Even If You’re Not Meeting an Old FlameThe best reasons to visit the North Carolina city: where to eat and stay, what to do, and where to hear live music and relax in a swimming hole.
  24. The North Fork Is Still a Great Weekend Getaway in the FallWhy a weekend trip to the North Fork doesn’t always have to happen at the height of summer.
  25. The Outer Banks Are a Perfect Year-Round Beach DestinationA guide to the 130 miles of beaches, the vacation-house rentals, the historic sites, and the 15-cent-shrimp happy hours.
  26. The Best Places to Visit in Santa Cruz, CaliforniaA guide to Santa Cruz, California: how to choose a beach, the best things to do, and where to have an excellent dinner.
  27. The Best Way to Spend Summer in ProvincetownWhere to go, what to eat, and how to navigate the tides at the beach in Provincetown.
  28. “I’m Embarrassed I’ve Never Gone to the Rockaways”An exhaustive guide to the Rockaway peninsula.
  29. The Staten Island Beaches Should Be Your Summer DestinationA guide to spontaneous, easy in-the-city getaways to the beaches on Staten Island and Coney Island.
  30. Go Beyond the Housewives to Discover Orange County’s Natural BeautyA guide to the best surfing, restaurants, hiking, shopping, and beaches in Orange County, California.
  31. Take a Luxe Beach Vacation in West Oahu, HawaiiKo Olina, the western-Oahu resort, boasts great weather, little traffic, and natural beauty — plus plenty of high-end seaside accommodations.
  32. NYC’s Best Beaches: Jones Beach, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, and MoreHow and why to visit the best beaches in the New York area.
  33. See the New Phoenix RisingPhoenix, once a city for ASU students and snowbirds, is becoming well-known for its on-trend restaurants and cutting-edge arts scene.
  34. Follow the Craft Beer Trail in St. Petersburg, FloridaThe coastal city’s food-and-drink and culture scenes are buzzing — you may not even make it to the beach.
  35. Listen to Eclectic Live Music in ClevelandThe city has musical bona fides beyond the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Here’s how to build a harmonious midwestern escape.
  36. Silicon Valley Is Not Just for Tech GeeksWith a new wave of restaurant and hotel openings, Silicon Valley is broadening its tech-geek image and increasingly becoming a leisure destination.
  37. Spot Gorgeous Architecture in ViennaThe Austrian city is a haven for innovative buildings by architecture stars like Zaha Hadid.
  38. Discover the Green Side of MunichGo beyond the beer gardens and lederhosen to uncover this city’s burgeoning creative scene, inventive vegetarian cuisine, and ecofriendly attitude.
  39. Admire Architecture in RotterdamThis Dutch port city has bounced back from complete destruction during World War II with cutting-edge design.
  40. Be a Responsible Tourist in BarcelonaExperience the city’s modernist architecture, innovative food, and cultural history without being an Ugly American.
  41. Get Inspired in OsloNorway’s stylish capital is bursting with art for everyone. Find world-class masterpieces, hotels, and galleries along with cutting-edge design shops.
  42. Get Cultured in BrusselsBelgium’s once-stuffy corporate capital has discovered its creative side, welcoming new cutting-edge galleries, concept shops, boutique hotels.
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    Where to Shop for Vintage in Florence New design and concept shops are moving into the ancient city.
  44. A St. Barts Guide for First-TimersA guide to St. Barts — where to stay, how to score budget-friendly deals, and a breakdown of the beaches.
  45. In Montreal, Drink Soviet Cocktails, See Queer Art, and Go to a Spa on a BoatAt 376 years old, the onetime Colonial French fur-trade town has morphed into a cosmopolitan city with classic European sensibilities.
  46. A Love Note to San Miguel de AllendeHow best to soak up the culture of the bustling Mexican city.
  47. The Best Way to Tour a City Is Through Its Grocery StoreThe local market as museum.
  48. The Unbearable Sameness of CitiesWhat my journey across the United States taught me about indie cafés and Ikea lights.
  49. Pass By Lisbon and Visit Portugal’s Alentejo Region InsteadWhere to eat, drink wine, and sleep in a former monastery in Portugal’s Alentejo region
  50. Spend Your Last Weeks of Summer in East Hampton and AmagansettA guide to the area’s many beaches (including tips on parking and permits), restored-carriage-house inns, vegan smoothies, and spin-class options.
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