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Victoria

Find 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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Okanagan ValleyDitch Napa for the Okanagan Valley

British Columbia’s lush wine country lacks the name recognition of other regions, but it’s home to a blossoming industry that produces world-class bottles.

AstoriaFind Small-Town Style and Charm in Astoria, Oregon

This former industrial town two hours from Portland has transformed into a stylish weekend destination while honoring its maritime history.


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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

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.

Western Sierra NevadaTake a Fresh Look at the Western Sierra Nevada

As Yosemite National Park celebrates its 150th anniversary, a spate of updated lodging options, award-winning wineries, and gourmet restaurants have the surrounding area feeling brand new.

South

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.

WilmingtonExplore History and Good Eats in Wilmington

With newly restored sights in North Carolina’s largest historic district, plus creative New Southern restaurants and elegant inns, the riverfront town is looking like the new Savannah.

Midwest

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.

CincinnatiCheck Out Cincinnati’s New Cool

Long known for its industrial past, the city is getting new life from craft breweries, bold new restaurants, and a major neighborhood transformed.

International

BelfastGo Drink Up and Rock Out in Belfast

The city now has off-kilter charm to spare: high-design hotels, a lively music scene, and a wealth of new spots to enjoy a craft pint.

ReykjavíkSee the Stylish Side of Reykjavík

The ever-evolving city has become an aesthete's ideal, with austerely designed hotels, a cooperative local fashion scene, and restaurants offering far more than whale.

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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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