Known for its timepieces, its banking and the United Nations, this elegant city has a surprisingly smalltown feel.
The Texas capital boasts more live music per capita than any other U.S. city, as well as some of the best barbecue brisket in the world and a hefty dose of weirdness.
Once a remote fur-trading post, Montreal is now a thriving modern city brimming with Old World charm.
Napa’s rugged little sister in Northern California is quickly becoming the next big thing, thanks to a laid-back attitude and a thriving foodie scene. Oh, and the wine’s pretty good, too.
With pristine beaches, outdoor adventure and a splash of ancient history, it’s no wonder this area became a hit with tourists. Now that tourism has slowed, it’s the perfect time to pay a visit.
Reborn after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is still a city with amazing food and music, quirky shops and bars, beautiful architecture and a true sense of history.
For centuries a tumultuous crossroads of art, architecture, invasion and rebellion, the bohemian capital of Hungary has finally found serenity. But it’s still got a maverick soul.
With a hint of Victorian refinement, a strong Native American flavor and a scenic mountain range, the City of Gardens has all the ingredients of a tourist haven—but don’t worry, it’s not one yet.
In the other city by the bay, surfers, scenesters and highbrow culture mavens all stay happily occupied. Sydneysiders, it turns out, are all of the above.
This sunny surf town offers 1920s Americana, sophisticated nightspots and laid-back California cool. Oh, and there’s a little zoo you might want to check out.
By day, Moscow is a city of historic cathedrals, vibrant squares and imposing statues. By night, it’s a bling-filled circus maximus of designer-clad clubbers lining up to get into exclusive venues featuring acrobats, synchronized swimmers and other attractions.
No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, it’s hard to deny that excitement has gripped Washington, D.C. As the locals well know, a changeover of administration always brings a new electricity to what is, after all a “company town,” and the city always seems to puts on its best face to welcome the newcomers and to send off the old guard.
Cautiously, cleverly, Singapore is shrugging off the stodgy mantle it’s worn for decades and morphing into a cool, even chic, place to live it up in Asia
Don your darkest shades and prepare to be dazzled by Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates.
Melbourne has a reputation as a buttoned-down town, but arrive on the first Tuesday in November and you might think you’ve stumbled into the Mad Hatter’s tea party
Islands are like friends. They come into your life just when you need them. Each is different, offering different gifts. Meet O‘ahu, the friend that goes dancing, is sophisticated and urbane, yet dresses up in gaudy tangerine sunsets accessorized with coconut palms and rainbows
For eons, ice blanketed all but the highest summits of what is now Glacier National Park in Montana. Under writhing ice floes, mountains took shape. Glaciers gnawed gaping valleys, etched rocks, piled up long ridges of rubble, and left large turquoise-blue lakes on the landscape
The seat of Emperors, the showpiece of a revolution, and now—reinvented once again—Beijing is the happening 21st-century capital of the fastest-changing country on earth
To describe their city of 3.6 million people, Berliners love the quip “poor but sexy,” coined by Mayor Klaus Wowereit. The German capital may be financially poor, but almost 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is riding high on a wave of cultural prominence
San Antonio’s famous River Walk offers travelers plenty of entertaining options: a romantic barge ride under a canopy of 200-year-old cypress trees, riverside tables perfect for sampling margaritas and local cuisine, and plenty of spas, restaurants, bars, and shops