- By Julie Meade
- A new generation of stylish markets, imaginative artisans, and museums carry on the capital's long history of aesthetic innovation.
More Mexican Getaways
- Get Cultured in Guadalajara By Maya Kroth
With world-renowned festivals, a booming food scene, and an influx of hip hotels, Mexico’s “second city” is coming out from under the capital’s shadow.
- Eat Locally in Tulum By Edna Ishayik
Enjoy authentic cuisine an hour south of splashy Cancun, where restaurants, markets, and cooking classes offer the best of Yucatán cooking.
Find Your Perfect Getaway by Region
- See the Sophisticated Side of Sullivan County
The historic heart of the Borscht Belt is getting a stylish makeover with design-forward accommodations and artisanal everything, from cider to clothing.
- Find Your Inner Artist in Wassaic
Creative city-dwellers are flocking to this pastoral Dutchess County hamlet, transforming it into an enclave for artists and art-lovers alike.
- Stay Up Late in Montreal
This Quebec destination city has three-story megaclubs, indie-music venues, and plenty of innovative watering holes for nightlife lovers.
- Discover the Off-Season Outdoors in Whistler
Long known as a powder junkie's utopia, the town's gorgeous terrain—not to mention a buzzing culinary scene and more wallet-friendly prices—make it well worth an off-season visit.
- Zen Out in Marin County
A new generation of yogis and meditation experts are taking relaxation to imaginative new extremes in the northern Bay Area.
- Go Green in Eugene
The Willamette Valley city has become a hub for sustainable brewing, outdoor adventuring, and locally focused cooking.
- Cycle Through the New Greenville
With a growing food scene, a creative DIY spirit, and a serious cycling culture, this once-sleepy southern town has reinvented itself as an exciting destination.
- Nosh Your Way Through Nashville
The Music City has become a food mecca, with innovative restaurants, hands-on culinary classes, and stylish spots to sleep off your last meal.
- Go Gourmet in Grand Rapids
The West Michigan city's food scene is heating up, with local chefs and brewmasters capitalizing on the region's agricultural bounty.
- Skip the Slopes in Jackson Hole
The mountain town has a surprisingly rich off-piste scene, from wildlife safaris and fat biking to art galleries and brewpubs.
- Explore Culinary Traditions in Gothenburg
The port city on Sweden’s western coast is making a new culinary mark, with up-and-coming cafés in unexpected spaces and hands-on foodie expeditions.
- Explore Irish Cuisine in Cork
With hyperlocal restaurants and an expanding cast of esteemed cooking instructors, old-school butchers, and foraging gurus, Cork has become Ireland's culinary capital.
The Travel Planner
- Forget Paris ... and London, and Berlin, and Beijing
Head to these lesser-known cities for equally fine wine, just-as-ancient architecture, and even-more-secret warehouse parties.
Beacon is host to a slew of new independent galleries, art cafés, and design stores.
Skip lobster in favor of the town’s vineyards, farm markets, and cooking schools.
The revitalized waterfront is packed with luxury hotels and great restaurants.
A crush of newly renovated hotels, boutiques, and off-the-beaten-path seafood spots are revitalizing the classic beach town.