By Amanda Ruggeri
- Dominated for decades by tradition-bound trattorias, the city’s dining scene has been awakened in recent years by a spate of new, Michelin-starred restaurants focused on forward-thinking cuisine.
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- Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in South Tyrol
In the heart of the Dolomites, Italy’s northern region is replete with sustainable and state-of-the-art thermal baths, wineries, and hotels.
- Get Your Art Fix in Naples
New museums, galleries, and public projects are lending a contemporary edge to this southern Italian city.
- 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.
- Go Neighborhood-Hopping in Baltimore
The city’s once-grungy northern districts have transformed into a thriving area with hip boutiques, destination restaurants, and a homegrown art and nightlife scene.
- See Art History in Gloucester, Massachusetts
Less than an hour from Boston, this picturesque New England city is home to a historic artists’ community and a gorgeous coastline that has inspired the likes of Hopper and Winslow.
- Skip the Casinos in Reno
Forget casinos and retro kitsch—the Biggest Little City in the World’s low hotel prices, revitalized Riverwalk District, and burgeoning restaurant scene should appeal to any non-gambling traveler.
- See Urban Reinvention in Denver
Artisan eateries, revamped warehouse districts, and mixed-use studio spaces are bringing new life to the city’s formerly industrial spaces.
- Find Design Inspiration in Louisville
New curated and custom furniture shops have cropped up alongside traditional antiques dealers, making this Kentucky city a design-hound destination.
- Tap Into the New South in Richmond
Revitalized neighborhoods, new cultural attractions, and a rising culinary scene are rejuvenating Virginia’s capital.
- 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.
- Hit the Peninsulas in Traverse City
With farms, vineyards, and foraging chefs, this bucolic retreat in northern Michigan is a rising destination for food lovers.
- Detox Your Body and Mind in Geneva
New wellness-oriented hotels, vegetarian-friendly restaurants, and high-end spas have brought healthy living to this picturesque, French-speaking city on the shores of Switzerland's Lake Geneva.
- Turn Back Time in Dresden
After decades of postwar reconstruction, the city has returned to its original splendor while also adding newly renovated museums, edgy architecture, and innovative restaurants.
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.