- By Maya Kroth
- Experience the city’s modernist architecture, innovative food, and cultural history without being an Ugly American.
More Spanish Getaways
- Savor the Tastes of Spain in San Sebastián By Connor Kilpatrick
This thriving seaside Basque city has solidified its status as a culinary capital with a gleaming new cooking school, remarkable bar food, and three-star Michelin restaurants.
- See the Modern Side of Madrid By Shayla Martin
Economic setbacks haven't slowed the pulse of the Spanish capital, where lively cafés, innovative culinary concepts, and arty boutiques are thriving.
Find Your Perfect Getaway by Region
- Hit the Slopes in the Revitalized Catskills
Mountainside restaurants, revamped inns, and ski hills roughly 100 miles northwest of the city will have New Yorkers considering the Catskills for an easy escape.
- 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.
- Send Off Summer in South County Rhode Island
The 40-minute drive from historic Watch Hill to beachy Narragansett includes oceanside accommodations and seafaring adventures that make South County a perfect post–Labor Day escape.
- 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.
- Explore Major Museums and Letterpress Studios in Dallas
Dallas is home to the largest arts district in the United States — and a cider bar that one Mavericks player is particularly fond of.
- Drink in Cocktails and Mountain Vistas in Flagstaff
The city’s long been thrown shade as simply a layover stop on the way to the Grand Canyon, but in the last few years a lively food-and-nightlife scene has grown in Flagstaff.
- Drink and Dine in Virginia’s Piedmont Region
Central Virginia’s food-and-wine country is a gourmand’s paradise, with verdant vineyards, sophisticated new restaurants, and hands-on culinary experiences galore.
- Discover Greensboro–Winston-Salem’s New Cool
The former textile towns are undergoing a renaissance thanks to stylish boutique hotels, inventive restaurants and breweries, and a vibrant arts scene.
- Taste a Gourmet Revolution in Indianapolis
The midwestern racing capital’s culinary scene accelerates thanks to a flurry of restaurants in up-and-coming neighborhoods and urban-renewal projects citywide.
- Dig In and Drink Up in Minneapolis
With a growing roster of breweries and distilleries and a food scene that’s modern yet mindful of local heritage, Minneapolis has emerged as a capital of midwestern cool.
- Scope Out Art Along the Border in Tijuana
With booming food, beer, and art scenes (plus a favorable exchange rate), San Diego’s southern neighbor is calling.
- Wine and Dine in ‘Game of Thrones’ Country
The medieval splendor of the Catalan city of Girona earned it a starring role in Game of Thrones. Now a new wave of chefs, winemakers, and olive-oil producers in the region puts it firmly at Spain’s culinary forefront.
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.