With its seamless blend of shrewd commerce, uncompromising luxury and countercultural abandon, all set against a dramatic mountain backdrop, Washington’s capital of cool is a study in complementary contrasts
It is one of the biggest, most interesting and most happening cities on earth. And with the Olympic Games returning, now’s the ideal time to rediscover London in all its polish, pomp, grit and glory.
A place of deep history and staggering views, one of UNESCO’s first World Heritage cities has been flying under travelers’ radar for a long time. But thanks to a growing economy and a renewed focus on preservation and development, that’s about to change.
Once the center of a mighty empire, the Portuguese capital was nearly wiped out in the 18th century, only to rise again and establish itself as one of Europe’s most beguiling cities, rich in beauty, grace and melancholy
The largest city in the Lone Star State imbues its flourishing fine-arts institutions, adventurous restaurants, lush parks and friendly bars and cafés with the same independent Texas spirit that first put it on the map.
With the legendary Taj Mahal practically at its doorstep, India’s capital has established itself as a true 21st-century metropolis — all without neglecting the vibrant history, culture and cuisine that have long made it one of the world’s most enthralling destinations.
Sparkling turquoise waters and pristine white sand beaches have long drawn travelers to these islands, but it’s the friendly locals and unexpected adventures that keep so many coming back.
Having broken free from decades of political upheaval, Argentina’s capital is today a thriving metropolis marked by a confident, eclectic mix of influences, extending to everything from food and nightlife to art and design. The result is a city that is both wholly South American and absolutely unlike any other.
With its imposing volcanoes and impossibly lush scenery, the Hawaiian Islands’ headliner has appropriately outsize appeal. (Just don’t call it the Big Island.)
From the leafy streets of Polanco to the bohemian haunts of Roma, we take you through the best of one of the world’s biggest and most vibrant cities.
With new attractions popping up daily, this towering city is in a state of constant flux. But there’s one thing that never changes: From the ground, there is absolutely no place like it.
It’s hard to say what’s more inspired: the dynamic architecture, the flavorful cuisine or the profoundly passionate locals. Any way you look at it, the capital of Catalonia knows how to bring the heat.
With its postcard-worthy scenery, distinctive architecture and growing foodie scene, the Swedish city’s unofficial title, “The Capital of Scandinavia,” is completely justified.
The Irish capital evokes images of cobblestone streets, rowdy pubs and pints of Guinness. Visitors will find all of that alongside Michelin-starred restaurants, immaculate parks and a warm and welcoming local population
Long known for its Midwestern friendliness, the Windy City offers world-class food, architecture and art, as well as some of the best urban green space this side of just about anywhere.
Many a Roman holiday has been spoiled by overly grand ambitions. To get the most out of the Eternal City, take your time, and let yourself get lost in its labyrinth of beautiful streets and alleyways. And remember, no cappuccino after noon.
Home to tech mavens, foodies, counterculture types and newcomers from all over the globe, America’s hilly, fog-shrouded Golden Gate is a city unlike any other.
Along this captivating stretch of Pacific coast, where the jungle meets the sea, a global village of surfers, cowboys, expats and celebrities gather in a laidback paradise.
The Gateway to the East is a harbor town that glitters with the lights of international business. But to really understand Hong Kong, you have to meet it halfway.
The desert oasis makes a run for the title of “City that Never Sleeps.”