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Athens

See the Sophisticated Side of Athens

The quaint college town that birthed R.E.M. has an increasingly cosmopolitan side, with world-class restaurants, a lively arts community, and an invigorating DIY spirit.

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Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill—known as the Triangle—comprise a growing hub of hyperlocal dining, pick-your-own farms, and local brews.

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With an influx of design-driven shops, innovative artisans, and imaginative chefs, it’s easy to see why this town is fast becoming a cultural hub.


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Tri-State Area

North ForkToast to Harvest Season in the North Fork

Celebrating fall on Long Island means drinking at new wineries, eating freshly harvested oysters, and enjoying farm-fresh produce at weekend food festivals.

MillbrookSavor the Season in Millbrook

As the days grow shorter, head to the farms and vineyards of this uncrowded Hudson Valley town for late-season wine tastings, seasonal dinners, and top-tier organic cheeses and meats.

East

HudsonChow Down in Hudson

With a spate of adventurous new restaurants, stylish inns, and well-curated boutiques opening, the upstate town’s buzzing even in the chillier months.

BuffaloExplore Architecture in Buffalo

With rehabbed architectural gems, stylish hotels, and innovative new restaurants, the upstate city now has far more to recommend outside of chicken wings.

West

Vail-Beaver CreekSkip the Slopes at Vail and Beaver Creek

Skiing might be the main draw, but lately there’s plenty more in these side-by-side Colorado resorts to boost your adrenaline, on snow and off.

Santa FeFind New Southwestern Style in Santa Fe

With an impressive contemporary art scene, imaginative restaurants, and sleekly updated hotels, the city has moved far beyond its rep as a snowbird's paradise.

South

Oxford, MississippiShop for Southern Style in Oxford, Mississippi

With an influx of design-driven shops, innovative artisans, and imaginative chefs, it’s easy to see why this town is fast becoming a cultural hub.

HoustonTake a Breath of Fresh Air in Houston

Long known as the country’s oil capital, the Bayou City is experiencing a downtown renaissance, investing in new green space, impressive public art, and reinvigorated historic places.

Midwest

Jackson HoleSkip 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.

Kansas CityUncover Urban Cool in Kansas City

Everything’s up to date in this former railroad town: a blossoming culture and art scene, a newly hip industrial neighborhood, and food that goes beyond barbecue.

International

GuadalajaraGet Cultured in Guadalajara

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.

VictoriaFind Coastal Cool in Victoria

With a burgeoning youth culture, stylish shops, and ultrafresh locavore cuisine, British Columbia’s pedestrian-friendly capital city is a gem no matter the season.

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The Travel Planner

Forget Paris...and London, and Berlin, and BeijingForget 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.

NORTHEAST U.S.

BeaconHudson Valley

Beacon is host to a slew of new independent galleries, art cafés, and design stores.

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CamdenCamden, Maine

Skip lobster in favor of the town’s vineyards, farm markets, and cooking schools.

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BostonBoston Harbor

The revitalized waterfront is packed with luxury hotels and great restaurants.

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MontaukMontauk

A crush of newly renovated hotels, boutiques, and off-the-beaten-path seafood spots are revitalizing the classic beach town.

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