By Nicholas DeRenzo
- The seaside New Hampshire city is America’s third-oldest, but a slew of recently opened locavore restaurants, shops, and boutique hotels have it feeling brand-new.
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- Chill Out and Drink Up in Carmel Valley
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- Explore the Arty Side of Atlanta
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- Rock Out in Birmingham
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- Discover the Arty Side of Ann Arbor
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- See the Modern Side of Madrid
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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.