By Jenny Miller
- With notable new restaurants, an ever-burgeoning bar scene, and plenty of design-friendly spots to sleep off an epic meal, there's never been a better time to eat and drink in the Texas capital.
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- Eat Your Way Through Providence By Jake Lemkowitz
Home to one of the nation’s top cooking schools and a thriving restaurant scene, Rhode Island’s capital is becoming a new destination for food-obsessed travelers.
- Go Gourmet in Edinburgh By Emily Saladino
Often overlooked as a foodie destination, Scotland's capital has an emerging culinary scene rich with local spirits, farm-to-table fare, and tartan-free fine dining.
- Savor 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.
- Toast 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.
- Explore 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.
- Coast Into the Creative Scene of Portsmouth
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.
- Take 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.
- Pedal Your Way Through Albuquerque
With miles of trails, food-focused cycling tours, and breweries and wineries accessible by bike, the best way to explore New Mexico’s biggest city is on two wheels.
- Explore the Arty Side of Atlanta
Thanks to revitalized neighborhoods full of young, creative types, a new wave of public art, and lots of love from the film industry, the “Hollywood of the South” isn’t just for rappers anymore.
- Rock Out in Birmingham
With a spate of small new venues attracting big-time bands and fresh record labels curating local talent, Birmingham has moved well beyond old-time rock and roll.
- Discover the Arty Side of Ann Arbor
With experimental new art spaces, a thriving gallery scene, and a burgeoning cocktail culture, this midwestern city offers much more than the typical college-town charms.
- See Cutting-Edge Contemporary Art in Cleveland
This Rust Belt city is transforming into a thriving art hub thanks to two stunning new museum openings and a growing number of galleries.
- Find a Modern Spin on History in Oxford
Everything old is new again in the City of Dreaming Spires—from just-opened museums to a spate of boutique hotels built in some of the city’s most historic spots.
- Discover the Contemporary Side of Vienna
The city of opera and imperial grandeur is moving into the future with design-driven urban projects, a growing young art scene, and restaurants venturing far beyond tafelspitz.
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.