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Central Coast Wineries: Wine connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike will love this collection of wineries (too many great choices to name!).
Finch & Fork: Finch & Fork is all about elegance in simplicity with their elevated American dishes all prepared with just a few superb ingredients.
Whether you consider yourself a beach bum or a desert explorer, Santa Barbara's diverse terrain is sure to satisfy every craving you have for outdoor adventure.
Explore all 146 species of animals that the Santa Barbara Zoo has to offer, featuring species ranging from the local to the exotic. Advanced tickets are required.
One doesn't have to look far in Santa Barbara for an exposure to the city's rich history and vibrant culture. The city's more modern structures are neighbored by beautiful historic buildings.
Viale Dei Romani: A modern West Hollywood Trattoria tucked away in the La Peer Hotel.
Griffith Park, Runyon Canyon, and the Hollywood Sign hike are a few ways to get a (literal) new perspective of the City of Stars
Even with rides closed, the Santa Monica Pier remains open for exploration and is a must-see when visiting LA.
Descanso Gardens, located just northeast of the city in Pasadena, is the perfect escape from bustling city life and features a variety of seasonal activities that are fun for the whole family.
Explore downtown LA's art's district, where each neighborhood has hidden gems to discover.
Pacific Hideaway: A familiar après-surf hang with a touch of O.C. polish serving up dishes inspired by the cuisines of Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Latin & South America.
5th & PCH: Adjacent to the PCH, this low-key spot for shopping, dining and more offers up popular sandwich spot Grater Grilled Cheese as well as HQ Gastropub.
Explore Huntington Beach Central Park or Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, the largest park in Orange County and the largest saltwater marsh along coastal California, respectively.
Explore the Shipley Nature Center, featuring 18 acres of California native habitat that frequently attract pods of Monarch butterflies.
Huntington Beach is every beachgoer's paradise! There are endless activities along the coastline, including renting beach cruisers, surfing, paddle boarding, and duffy boat rides.
Welcome to the surf capital of California! Huntington Beach is home to the Surfing Walk of Fame, which spotlights the greatest stars of the sport.
Juniper Table: They’re serving up seasonally-inspired Mediterranean bites outdoors at this sunny Palm Spring café.
Pappy and Harriet's: BBQ and live music deliver old school Palm Springs charm in spades.
Joshua Tree National Park is characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Check out Keys View, which looks out over the Coachella Valley.
Get a glimpse of the plant and animal species that inhabit the Colorado Desert while learning about preservation efforts at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. (Tickets must be purchased in advance).
The greater Coachella Valley is a hub of self-expression, home to a variety of gorgeous and vibrant murals that can be explored via a self-guided tour.
San Diego's scenic coastal cliffline is home to many hikes, but our personal favorite is Sunset Cliffs to the caves. Make sure to bring your camera, you're gonna want to share this one!
The San Diego Zoo is a full-day excursion, housing more than 3,500 animals in its Balboa Park location. Walk through the park and then hitch a ride back on the Aerial Tram for amazing views.
Hodad's Ocean Beach: A San Diego institution; there is no better spot to satisfy your post-beach burger cravings.
Fish 101: Fresh caught fish served in laidback SD digs, what more could you ask for?
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails: Savor fresh, seasonal fare and inventive cocktails at this Downtown Phoenix New American restaurant.
Lustre Rooftop Bar: A social hub designed to elevate any occasion like a pre- or post-game cocktail and nosh, a happy hour drink with friends or a pool party on a lazy afternoon.
Hundreds of hiking trails wind through Phoenix and its surrounding mountain ranges, many perfect photo ops to document your visit.
To the east, the Superstition, San Tan and Usery Ranges offer hikes with hoodoos, cliff views and caves. To the west, the Estrella and White Tank Mountains house trails with minimal traffic.
Phoenix is home to the largest nonprofit zoo in the nation, featuring a specialty summer program that lets you beat the heat by exploring the zoo from the comfort of your car.
Home to murals, a variety of galleries and rotating exhibits, the Roosevelt Row Arts District is Phoenix's creative core located in the heart of the city.
Revival at The Sawyer: This vibrant rooftop bar & lounge in the bustling Downtown Commons of Sacramento offers inventive cocktails, shared plates and great views of the city.
Echo & Rig: Farm-to-table ingredients provide a modernized take on traditional steakhouse staples.
Old Sugar Mill: A collection of wineries housed in a reformed sugar beet factory just 15 minutes outside of the city makes the perfect destination for a casual wine tour.
Take in the scenic Sacramento River via boat or bike (and make sure to snap a pic of the iconic Tower Bridge!).
Those curious to learn more about the Gold Rush and California's history will be eager to visit Old Town Sac. It’s also home to more than 125 shopping, dining and event venues.
Hop from mural to mural Downtown for a peek into the rich culture of California's capital, known for its diverse and cutting-edge artistic community.
State 48 Brewery: Let the good times roll, literally. State 48 offers a full service menu, bowling and shuffleboard.
The Churchill: More than just a place to grab a bite, the Churchill is a community of local vendors and shops perfect for getting a taste of the city.
North of the city, you’ll find the McDowell Mountains, Spur Cross, Cave Creek and Sonoran Desert Preserves. To the south, South Mountain has trails with hidden features and city views.
The Arizona Boardwalk in Scottsdale is home to a variety of attractions, including the Odysea Aquarium and Pangea Land of the Dinosaurs.
Balboa Park: Aside from being home to the city's zoo, Balboa Park features multiple museums, restaurants and gorgeous landscaping and greenery for a fully immersive experience.
Scala's Bistro: For two decades, Scala’s Bistro has won over the discerning palates of locals and visitors alike with rustic Italian cuisine presented on a chef-driven seasonal menu.
Lizzie's Starlight: Inspired by Queen Elizabeth I's (alleged) dalliance with the legendary corsair Sir Francis Drake, Lizzie's Starlight is a place to strip away the pomp and simply be.
Check out Bar Drake, a speakeasy and cocktail shrine, or grab a pie to go at Tony's Pizza Napoletana.
Drive South to Pfeiffer Beach located in beautiful Monterey County and take in unparalleled views and scenery.
Enjoy a socially distant wine/beer tour by bike through San Francisco, Wine Country and even Alcatraz with Gears & Grapes.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a creative and hands -on way to learn more about the Bay, with a phenomenal view of the Golden Gate Bridge to boot. Advanced tickets are required.
Get a glimpse of the glistening Pacific by visiting one of SF's many beaches. Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, and Baker Beach are a few of our favorites.
Home of the iconic San Francisco sea lions, Pier 39 is the place to visit in SF if you're seeking delicious bites, classic arcade games, or the perfect photo op.
For those looking to get an eclectic sampling of SF's most local and buzzworthy culinary creations, look no further than the San Francisco Ferry Building. The building itself is a picturesque piece of San Francisco history.
Even as local residents, we still are discovering all the beauty that Golden Gate Park has to offer. Our favorites are the Botanical Gardens and the buffalo preserve (yes, buffaloes in the city!).
Pacific City: This upscale beachfront mall offers a wide selection array of restaurants including the popular Lot 579 Food Hall.
Jane Q: A casual neighborhood coffee bar and restaurant nestled in Beachwood Canyon.
Check out Grand Central Market for an eclectic mix of Los Angeles food vendors or Elephante for sunset drinks in Santa Monica.
If getting behind the wheel is more your speed, the iconic PCH is the best method to take in the coastline of Southern California. Staying at La Peer Hotel? Let us help you book a car.
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Sky Shed: Head up to the Armory Hotel’s rooftop to enjoy sweeping rooftop views + delicious cocktails
Hardscrabble Ranch: Dine directly at the source, in the beautiful landscape at where your food was produced at a one-of-a-kind farm-to-table dinner.
Take in the great outdoors at Gallatin National Forest, Hyalite Canyon & Reservoir, Paradise Valley, Fairy Lake, the Bridger Mountains, Cliff and Wade Lakes, and the Gallatin & Madison River.
If you are heading south after your stay in Bozeman, you'll be able to easily access both the north and west entrances of Yellowstone National Park.
Float down the warm waters of the Madison River with Madison River Tubing. Don't forget a dry bag if your phone isn't waterproof, so you can take photos.
Walk along West Main Street and pop into the numerous art galleries that line the street. From fine artisan jewelry to pottery and glass work, there is something to be seen no matter your taste.
Salt Lake City
Numerous restaurants in and around Salt Lake have updated their spaces with patio experiences.
Bonneville Salt Flats is like no other place on earth. The salt crust formed a perfectly flat, white crust over 300,000 acres of Utah’s pristine west desert about 90 minutes west of Salt Lake City.
Snap of photo next to a red panda or one of the other 800 animals at the Utah's Hogle Zoo. All tickets are required to be purchased online in advance.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts features a diverse mix of collections and exhibits. It offers times specifically for seniors and high-risk visitors and we recommend buying your tickets in advance.
Dine outside on Larimer Square. This street is home to some of Denver's best restaurants and has been shut down to traffic to accommodate distancing al Fresco dining. Or check out Citizen Rail, a wood-fire grill near union station featuring snow globes for winter dining.
Just 30 miles west of Denver and typically less crowded than Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park has 35 miles of trails for hiking, biking and more.
Ride the narrow gauge Georgetown Loop Railroad for beautiful views all year long. Capacity is limited, so buy tickets in advance.
Wander the streets just of the Rino Arts District and you'll find numerous street art murals and galleries. Stop into one of the breweries if you need a break and a beverage.
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Bozeman is close to geothermal features and hot springs, including Mammoth Hot Springs, the Boiling River, Old Faithful, Yellowstone Hot Springs and Artist Point.
If you are up for a longer drive or passing by on a road trip from Denver, Arches National Park, one of the "Mighty five" offers picturesque views of the stunning red rock formations.
Panzano: Accolades are stacked up a mile high for this exceptional Italian restaurant in downtown Denver.
Critically acclaimed and locally loved, Bambara, is Downtown SLC's liveliest bistro.
Warmer weather, live music and the ocean await
Area 31: Regionally-inspired cuisine complemented by stunning 16th-floor panoramas in downtown Miami.
High Tide: a laidback outdoor restaurant near the beach.
Seawell: Regional seafood classics are infused with local flair.
Bayfront Park: Spans 32 acres near downtown. Borrow a Kimpton PUBLIC bike and ride along the tree-lined pathway.
Explore the Florida Everglades: Visitor centers are still closed, so map out your day in advance and purchase your site pass here.
The Frost Museum of Science: has something for everyone, including a planetarium and aquarium. Admission is limited and timed tickets are required for entrance.
Some of the world’s greatest graffiti and street artists contributed to Wynwood Walls. Wander the streets to check out 80,000 square feet of art.
Cuban Coffee Queen: "Drink more Cuban Coffee and Do Stupid Things Faster." Grab a cup of strong coffee, a breakfast sandwich and even some merch.
Duval Street is the main drag of downtown, there are multiple restaurants with outdoor dining and shops to explore (or pick up a souvenir).
Accessible only by boat or seaplane, Dry Tortugas National Park, a 100-square mile park, is home to Fort Jefferson, beautiful blue waters and coral reefs, and a variety of marine and bird life.
It doesn't get more picture-perfect than white sand, palm trees and cool blue water. Take the family to Smathers Beach for a day of swimming, relaxing, and games.
Visit the residence of author Ernest Hemingway, where he lived and wrote for almost a decade. Get a photo with one of the 40 cats that live on the lush grounds.
Visit The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory where you can walk through a garden sanctuary filled with hundreds of the most beautiful winged creatures in nature.
Climb the 88 steps to the top of the Key West Lighthouse and see views up to 15 miles out to sea. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
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Wander 18 acres of lush gardens and check out the exhibits at the McKee Botanical Gardens.
The Magic Kingdom awaits. Disney World is only 90 minutes away (although pictures with Mickey might be on hold right now).
For adventures nearby, there's no shortage of water sports, including stand-up paddle boarding, ocean kayaking, snorkeling, and boogie boarding.
Learn more about the role of Navy Underwater Demolition Teams and Sea, Air, Land teams at the National Navy SEAL Museum. Tickets for the museum can be purchased online in advance.
Heaton's Bar: You can't beat the ocean views at this ocean-side bar. Paired with live music and a cocktail, it's a beach paradise.
Leopold’s Ice Cream: This ice cream shop, more than a century old, serves homemade, super-premium ice cream.
Forsyth Park, in Savannah’s Historic District, is perfect for having a picnic, playing a game with friends, or talking a long walk. Snap a photo by the famous water fountain in the center of the park.
Tybee Island, 20 minutes from Savannah, offers wide, clean beaches with warm and gentle waves — perfect for the kids to splash and swim.
Rent kayaks and explore the waterways of Skidaway Island State Park and Wormsloe Historic Site near Savannah. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen, like dolphins and eagles.
Learn about Savannah's storied and dark history on a ghost tour.
Nearly every restaurant in Savannah serves up some type of local oyster specialty; select from a few.
Roam the old cobblestone streets on River Street and weave through the historic buildings, housing, shops and restaurants.
Discover the history and customs of the Gullah/ Geechee culture at the Pin Point Heritage Museum, an open-air historic site. Capacity is limited to 10 guests every half an hour, so we recommend you call ahead.
Arches Brewing: This local favorite has its own biergarten and also offers curbside pick-up.
Ponce City Market: From cocktails and burgers to pancakes and edible cookie dough, everyone can satisfy their cravings at this popular food hall and rooftop with more than 30 vendors.
Travel or exercise along the Atlanta Beltline. Stop by one of the many parks or shops along the way.
From the Pumpkin Festival to Snow Mountain to the Yellow Daisy Festival, Stone Mountain Park, just outside of Atlanta, has outdoor fun for the whole family.
Georgia Aquarium is home to thousands of animals. Tickets are available online only, and must be purchased in advance for a specific time.
Watch a live show or take a stab at puppetry yourself at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Timed ticketing is required and tickets can be purchased in advance online.
Home to a renowned collection of historical and contemporary art, the High Museum of Art has developed a website to help you map your way through the museum to view your favorite pieces before you arrive. Reserve your timed tickets online.
Explore Cabbagetown with its colorful 1800s mill cottages lining the narrow streets and striking street art covering the Krog Street Tunnel, as well as eclectic shops and local eateries.
There are no shortage of breweries in Asheville. Spend your day touring each tasting room or settle in a one for a while. Here are a few favorites:
Looking Glass Rock is about a 45-60 minute drive from downtown Asheville, but completely worth the trip.
Bike, walk, or run alongside French Broad River. It’s short, but lovely, if you want to stay in town and do something that doesn’t require you to work up a major sweat.
The Pinball Musuem is great on evenings or rainy days. Play 50 pinball or classic video games for your entry fee of $15.
Every member of the family will find something on their bucket list at The Biltmore — from the model train exhibit to hiking and biking trails to the winery.
New Belgium: Currently only open for curbside pick-up.
Burial: This taproom features an expansive draft list.
Wicked Weed: Now open for outdoor seating.
Check out the River Arts District and visit the working studios of local artists, including potters and jewelry makers. Don't miss the amazing street art/graffiti as you stroll through the area.
Go on a “blind date” at Malaprops, where you can buy a book wrapped in paper based on a staffer’s description. If a novel and a drink is more your style, check out Battery Park Book Exchange, a bookstore and champagne bar.
Old Mecklenberg Brewery: Grab a pint or a stein and enjoy a taste of Germany at the Southeast’s largest biergarten.
The National Whitewater Center is an adventure center that offers whitewater rafting, kayaking, yoga, ziplines and more.
About 25 miles from Charlotte, Crowders Mountain has 11 trails ranging from easy to challenging.
From the spraygrounds at multiple parks to the Spraygrounds Fish Fountains on The Green in Uptown, enjoy a day of refreshing fun.
With its collection housed in two separate locations, The Mint Museum lets you immerse yourself in an array of artistic styles. Timed ticketing is required, so purchase your tickets online.
Historic factories have been transformed into an inspiring space at Camp North End, with dynamic murals, sculptures and other arts, alongside local eateries and shops.
Merchant & Trade: Enjoy a drink on the Rooftop of Kimpton Tryon Park for the best views of the whole city.
Prime 112: This boutique steakhouse is open for dine-in.
Joe's Stone Crab: A favorite in Miami Beach since it opened in 1913, Joe’s Stone Crab is great for take-out.
Wynwood Brewing: Miami's first craft brewery has more than 18 beers on tap in their tap room. You can also grab beers to-go.
Apron: Modern Mediterranean fare, with fresh pasta, local ingredients, and specialty seafood dishes. Head to the rooftop bar for a drink before or after dinner.
13 food and beverage outlets can be found at Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery, but that’s not all, experience the live music, food pairings and cocktail tastings. Reservations are recommended, and pick-up is available.
Las Olas Boulevard has a little bit of everything, shopping, sidewalk cafes, art galleries. It’s also great to just stroll and take in the views of the million dollar homes and spectacular yachts.
Take a Boat Tour along the Intracoastal Waterway and Millionaire's Row.
Lona Cocina Tequileria, a Fort Lauderdale favorite with stunning ocean views, modern Mexican fare, and creative cocktails. Be sure to check out their daily specials, like Taco Tuesday and Tequila Thursday.
Newly open, Botanic at the Goodland, serves regional cuisine that embraces Latin and Caribbean flavors with skillfully crafted food and tropical inspired cocktails.
You’re not going to Fort Lauderdale without a trip to the beach, but here are a few other outdoor attractions
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a slice of wilderness in Fort Lauderdale, the park has a variety of activities (and rentals if needed) from biking to fishing to SUPing, and 250 species of wildlife. So pack a picnic and head there for the day. Masks are required in certain locations.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts – hosting both indoor and outdoor, social distanced performances.
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Sign the kids or family up for Surf Lessons at Hang Loose Surf School. Lessons are one or two hours and located on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Learn how to talk like a pirate, battle a pirate with real water cannons, and cruise around Fort Lauderdale with Bluefoot Pirate Adventures. The entire adventure is an open-air outdoor activity.
From hikes to open-air museums, being outdoors has never been so entertaining
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Tre Rivali: Modern Mediterranean served in Downtown Milwaukee. Tre Rivali is open for dine-in and curbside pick-up.
The Outsider: This indoor/outdoor rooftop bar has year-round appeal and is open for walk-in seating based on available capacity.
Old World Wisconsin is an open-air museum that provides visitors with an intimate glimpse into the life of historic local settlers. Reservations required.
The beautiful Boerner Botanical Gardens has introduced vivid landscapes of flora to the people of the city for more than 80 years.
From Hippo Haven to Big Cat Country, see a variety of creatures at the more than 100-year-old Milwaukee Zoo.
Learn more about the rumbling history of America's most iconic name in motorcycling at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
Hiking and magnificent rock structures are just a 1.5-hour drive from the city at Starved Rock State Park.
You’ll find wildlife galore in the center of the city at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo is limiting capacity so you can reserve your tickets in advance online.
The famed Art Institute is one of the oldest and largest in America, with collections and exhibits covering a variety of disciplines. Non-members must purchase tickets in advance.
Bett's Restaurant at The Schofield: Classic American dishes with an emphasis on quality and healthy whole foods, Bett’s plans to be your new must-visit eatery while at the Schofield.
West Side Market: Cleveland’s oldest public market is a culturally diverse playground of food vendors. Call-ahead ordering and curbside pick-up are now available.
The Cleveland Botanical Gardens are an exotic oasis in the heart of the city, home to over 10 acres of outdoor gardens and a gorgeous glasshouse. Reservations are required.
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is home to a variety of species from local Great Lakes varieties to exotic sea creatures from around the globe.
A tribute to the most influential names in rock ‘n roll's vast history, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a Cleveland must-visit on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie.
Check out Sanford: for Local, fresh ingredients are prepared with a touch of luxury and Goodkind for old-world dining prepared with a modern twist.
Aba Restaurant: A Mediterranean restaurant with a colorful menu and charming rooftop patio located in Chicago's historic Fulton Market District.
Boleo: Argentine and Peruvian flavors can be found 15 stories high above the city at this rooftop bar and lounge atop the Kimpton Gray Hotel.
Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder: Rich Italian flavors mingle with Chicago charm at this Mid North District staple.
Home to over 25,000 works, the Milwaukee Art Museum has an exhibit for all types of art enthusiasts. The museum is currently offering timed tickets for entry. Reserve timed tickets in advance.
Check out Mia Bella for timeless Italian plates with contemporary flair and Zocalo for south-of-the-border flavor and a killer tequila collection.
Located along the Westernmost shore of Lake Erie, Edgewater Park is the spot to partake in all the classic lakeside activities, from boating to BBQing.
Check out Cleveland Cycle Tours and take Cleveland by storm with this 15-seater bike tour of the city.
The Great Lakes Science Center is where learning and advanced technology come alive, providing a new perspective on STEM-related education. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Cleveland's Museum of Contemporary Art, rotates their exhibitions three times annually to ensure there are always new ground-breaking pieces to discover.
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Elm & Good: Seasonal American tavern style cooking served in an open-kitchen layout.
Pecan Lodge: A Dallas icon specializing in smoked meats.
The Biscuit Bar: This fast casual, biscuit-centric eatery is owned by a local Dallas family.
Wander through 66 acres of vivid flowers and greenery at the Dallas Arboretum, claimed to be one of the most stunning botanic gardens in the nation.
Visit the Perot Museum for activities sure to please every age and interest. Purchase timed-entry tickets online before you visit.
The Traveling Man series is an eclectic collection of sculptures built upon a local folktale.
Geraldine's: Authentic Austin flavor and style with an impactful cocktail menu.
Uchi Austin: A staple in Austin sushi — reservations are strongly recommended.
Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar: Make an early dinner reservation and check out the shops, San Jose Hotel, South Congress Hotel, and hit up Amy’s Ice Cream for dessert.
Be sure to check out The Rowing Dock’s Bat Paddle Tour, where you can take an evening row to experience Austin's population of one million Brazilian free-tailed bats.
Ten miles of trails border Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin and serve as a social hub for runners, walkers and cyclists.
The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is a space dedicated to honoring Texas in all its stages, both historic and contemporary.
The Inner Space Cavern was discovered in the 1960s and remains one of Texas' most unique natural attractions.
Austin is full of amazing murals and museums. Check out the Blanton Art Museum (reserve timed tickets in advance) and some of our small indie studios.
Brennan's: Picture old-school NOLA luxury with an extensive selection of wines.
Central Grocery: Home of the original muffaletta, an iconic sandwich with unmistakably Mediterranean ingredients.
Paddle or kayak on Bayou St. John, an eclectic collection of eateries and boutique shops that edge along the city's Bayou.
The Audobon Zoo is home to an award-winning swamp exhibit, securing its high position in national zoo rankings. Timed reservations must be made in advance.
JAMNOLA, the New Orleans experiential pop-up, features seasonal attractions is a must-visit. Tickets should be purchased online in advance.
Honky Tonks: A trip to Nashville isn't complete without a dance at one of the honky tonks (on Music Row or South Broadway). Don't forget to capture a video to remember the fun!
The Patterson House: This cocktail bar focuses on the best local ingredients for both the classic and more experimental cocktails they serve.
Owls, herons, and waterfowl, along with an abundance of wildlife, can be seen at Radnor Lake State Park. The park also has more than seven miles of hiking trails and a large lake.
The Adventure Science Center has 175 interactive exhibits across several disciplines from biology to astronomy to physics and beyond. It also houses the Sudekum Planetarium.
Take a tour or catch a show (streaming online for now) at the original home of the Grand Ol' Opry, Ryman Auditorium.
Craft cocktails and modern Southern fare shine at Henley in Midtown Nashville.
Centennial Park, an urban park in Nashville, has a recreation of the 42-foot statue Athena and a full-scale replica of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece.
Explore the history of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Galatoire's: Timeless New Orleans spot for French cuisine with a local twist, in operation since 1905.
Fish from the banks of one of NOLA's Bayou's or rivers, or rent a canoe or kayak for a more hands-on exploration of the city's waterways.
Discover Mardi Gras World. This 300,000 sq. ft. warehouse provides an inside look into the making of the famous New Orleans Mardi Gras floats.
Housed in the historic U.S. Mint building, the New Orleans Jazz Museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating NOLA's vibrant relationship with jazz.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Great classic cocktail selection ideal for happy hour, known for their tasty crab cakes.
Heard of the South Congress Bridge Bats? These Brazilian free-tailed bats can be seen darting across the night sky of Austin just before sunset.
Klyde Warren Park is Dallas' one-stop-shop for every kind of public event you could want, located in the core of the city.
Deep Ellum's history can be time stamped by the vivid murals found along the neighborhood’s streets.
Spark your imagination with museums, menus and maritime transit
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Brabo: A refined, modern twist on traditional Belgian dishes in historic Old Town Alexandria. Currently offering pick-up and delivery only.
Misha's Coffee Roasters: An independent cafe and roaster in Old Town Alexandria; all beans are made in-house.
Evening Star: Enjoy patio dining al fresco at this beloved neighborhood gem in Del Ray.
Water Taxis, Washington Monuments Cruises, and Mount Vernon Cruises are now operating on the Potomac River.
Escape Room Live is perfect for ages 5 and up, and features Hollywood sets and award-winning game design.
George Washington's Mount Vernon celebrates the legacy of America's first president. Explore the grounds, gardens and exhibits with timed tickets.
Visit the Alexandria Archaeology Museum to learn how the City’s archaeologists, volunteers and students work with residents and developers to study and manage archaeological resources important to the community's past.
Le Diplomate: This popular French brasserie is open for dine-in and delivery. Reservations recommended.
Pisco y Nazca: Featuring a killer cocktail program, this Ceviche Gastrobar in Dupont Circle puts its own spin Peruvian cuisine.
Check out Filomena Ristorante, an Italian staple; Nobu DC, an outpost of the famed Japanese/Peruvian restaurant; Union Market, a food hall; or Farmers and Distillers for house-made spirits.
Forests, meadows and streams make up Rock Creek Park — a haven for many animals including migrating birds. Rent a Kimpton PUBLIC Bike to explore the trails or go for a hike.
Reserve free timed tickets to Smithsonian's National Zoo, home to 2,700 animals. You can remotely follow Mei Xang and her new baby on the Giant Panda Cam.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. Timed ticketing is available.
B&O American Brasserie: This modern American brasserie pays homage to the railroad era in a historic 1906 building. Open for dine-in, pick-up and delivery.
Old Westminster Winery: The Baker Family warmly welcomes small groups to tuck into their daily wine and pizza menu at their reopened tasting room and beautiful outdoor farm space.
Union Craft Brewing: With a beer garden perfect for sipping one of their ales, lagers and more, Union is a must-visit for beer aficionados. Reservations recommended.
Check out Baltimore via a water taxi that connects the Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the national anthem).
There are countless parks and scenic running/walking paths in Charm City. Our favorites include Federal Hill Park and Wyman Park Dell for views and greenery.
Both paddle and electric boats are available to explore Baltimore's waterfront. The "Chessie" boats are cheekily named after Chesapeake Bay's Chessie Monster.
Twenty thousand animals call the National Aquarium home, including sharks, dolphins, Atlantic puffins and stingrays. Interior exhibits have limited capacity and timed tickets are available.
The Maryland Zoo features birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles - oh my! Advance-purchase tickets are available.
The Baltimore Museum of Art reopened with free timed-entry tickets. The museum houses more than 1,000 works from Henri Matisse and a collection of African, European and American art.
The American Visionary Art Museum is anything but ordinary. The museum features self-taught artists and is an inclusive, inviting space for those who broke the mold.
The Wharf Boathouse is open for advance kayak, canoe and paddle board reservations.
The view from the Capital Wheel sweeps across National Harbor, the Washington Monument and the Masonic Temple of Alexandria. Purchase tickets in advance.
Other heavy hitters include: The National Mall, Thompson Boat Center, and Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens as well as lots of dog parks, golf courses and tennis courts available for use.
The International Spy Museum highlights the work of global organizations and individuals who contributed to the world of intelligence. Advance ticket purchase recommended.
Don’t forget about: Tudor Place, Old Town Trolley Tours, the US Navy Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the African American Civil War Museum, and the MLK Jr. Memorial. Advanced tickets may be required.
Free timed passes are available for the National Gallery of Art and its tranquil Sculpture Garden.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include: Heurich House Museum's Castle Garden, Glenstone Museum, National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, The Mansion on O & O Street Museum, and ARTECHOUSE. Advanced tickets may be required.
Junction Bakery: Support local farmers and purveyors at a local bake shop. Fresh baked breads rotate daily.
The Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to working artists. From painting to sculpture and photography, see the behind-the-scenes process and purchase original work.
Alexandria’s artsy Del Ray neighborhood pops with personality and color. Meander by murals capturing aspects of Alexandria’s history on this three-quarter-mile route.
Learn about history or explore the great outdoors? We won’t make you choose
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The Copper Grouse: Indulge in American comfort food served with Vermont warmth and charm.
Dutton Berry Farm Stand: This local spot is open year-round for fresh produce and flowers.
Check out North Meadow Farm for fresh milk and a variety of cheeses, and J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery for a locally sourced, Vermont-inspired menu.
Check out Stratton Mountain, and Bromley Mountain for skiing during the winter and mountain adventures spring - fall.
Visit Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home and learn about the beginnings of the 16th president of the U.S.
Visit the Southern Vermont Arts Center, American Museum of Fly Fishing, Museum of the Creative Process, Tilting at Windmills Gallery and the Hemolz Art Gallery.
Bambara Kitchen & Bar: Enjoy a global take on New England culinary classics.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace: A renowned historic site that offers an eclectic selection of food stalls with something for everyone.
North End: Mangia in Boston's own charming Little Italy!
Boston is, of course, a standout historical city. Explore a few favorites like Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and Beacon Hill. You can also visit Cape Cod or Cape Ann, both an hour away.
Try the HarborWalk (a 43-mile linear park), see the flora at Boston Public Garden or Arnold Arboretum, or soak up the sun at Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Boston offers, including: New England Aquarium, Boston Children's Museum, Museum of Science, Boston Tea Party Museum, and the Franklin Park Zoo, all of which have enhanced safety measures in place, timed ticketing, and adjusted hours.
Opportunities to dabble in America’s patriotic past are everywhere in Boston from the USS Constitution Museum to the Paul Revere House.
From MIT to Harvard and Harvard Yard to the Boston Public Library (the first in the country), there’s plenty of places you can get your knowledge fix.
Levain Bakery: Famous for their 6-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie.. You’ll find locations in NoHo, Harlem, the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side and Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Chelsea Market: Known for its gourmet food stalls and eateries, it’s the perfect destination for a nosh-and-shop.
For a city that’s been called the “Concrete Jungle,” green space is pretty easy to find. Visit the High Line, Central Park, Washington Square Park or Brooklyn Heights Promenade (for skyline views).
Buy your tickets in advance and see the creatures great and small at the Bronx Zoo, or have some fun at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
Visit The Met, MoMa, The Whitney and the Museum of Natural History. Don’t sleep on Fotografiska, The Morgan Library and New York Transit Museum. Check the websites to reserve tickets.
Pat's King of Steaks / Geno's Steaks: These Philadelphia staples compete to see who makes the best classic Philly cheesesteak. Try both and decide for yourself.
Campo's Deli: Another cheesesteak place? Absolutely. Campo’s Deli has been offering cheesesteaks, hoagies, and specialty sandwiches since 1947.
There are plenty of ways to get outside in Philadelphia without leaving the city. Check out LOVE Park, Fairmount Park, Dilworth Park, Rittenhouse Square or The Navy Yard.
See the animals at the Philadelphia Zoo or let your inner scientist out to explore at the Franklin Institute. Advanced tickets are required, so buy online.
Visit historic sites, including: Independence National Historical Park, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and Independence Seaport Museum. Advance tickets may be required.
The Commoner: The Commoner offers a vibrant take on the American tavern that's anything but "common.” Socially distant indoor dining is available.
Biergarten: You’ll find an extensive list of European beer as well as German influenced bar bites on this rooftop patio.
Some of the best sightseeing in Pittsburgh can be done from the water. The Gateway Clipper Fleet offers sightseeing tours, dinner cruises and even a Haunted Pittsburgh Cruise.
Kids love the Carnegie Science Center, which offers lots of interactive exhibits (purchase timed tickets in advance).
Visit Randyland, known as "the most painted house in the galaxy,” for incredible ‘gram-friendly backdrops. It’s always a beautiful day to visit the Mr. Rogers Statue.
Feel like you’re a part of The Factory at The Andy Warhol Museum. Enjoy contemporary art at the Mattress Factory or visit The Frick Pittsburgh. Advance tickets may be required.
Local hiking trails including Lye Brook Falls Trail, Equinox Preserve, Prospect Rock and the Long Trail, or try out Orvis Fly Fishing School.
See the sites on the Mount Equinox Skyline Drive.
Northshire Bookstore is a book lover’s paradise, with literary options for the whole family.
Vermont’s covered bridges include Chiselville, Arlington Silk Road, and Henry covered bridges.
Why not do a harbor cruise or go whale watching or rent a kayak and paddle the Charles River (or just opt for the popular Duck Tour)?
Arts (Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum — both require tickets in advance for timed entry) and culture (Chinatown, North End) indeed.
Check out Joe's Shanghai for soup dumplings, Roberta's and Rubirosa for pizza, J.G. Melon for old-school burgers, Carbone for classic Italian and Katz's Delicatessen for famed pastrami.
Wander along Doyers Street & Pell Streets for a taste of New York’s fascinating and frequently sordid history.
Take the ferry to Governor's Island or tram to Roosevelt Island. Pack a picnic and enjoy scenic views of Manhattan.
Visit Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building and look out on the city that never sleeps (buy tickets ahead of time) or ride the Staten Island Ferry for views of the Statue of Liberty.
Returning this holiday season, you can drink the famous frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity3.
Walkability is the name of the game in the West Village, SoHo and Brooklyn Heights.
Wander around Strawberry Fields in Central Park.
Check out John's Water Ice for frozen treats, 9th Street Italian Market for the country’s oldest continuously operating outdoor market and Yards Brewing Co for award-winning beer.
For a good bet in Old City, Red Owl Tavern, serves hearty American pub cuisine with unexpected international flourishes.
For an old-school ice cream experience, you can’t beat Franklin Fountain, currently open for take-out (pick-up is at Franklin Ice Cream Bar, not The Franklin Fountain).
Do you have the eye of the tiger? Find out at the Rocky Statue and steps. Visit Reading Terminal Market, one of the largest and oldest public markets in America.
Shopping can be an art, right? Visit the shops in Center City to find out.
See Philly’s art scene, from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation, to the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden and Philadelphia Magic Gardens. Tickets may be required.
Take the Monongahela Incline for skyline views or see the flora at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Walk the North Shore River Trail or cruise the shops of the Strip District.
Fort Pitt Tunnel/Bridge provides a breathtaking entrance into the city and Canton Avenue is infamous for being the steepest street in the United States.
Tire out your tykes at the Highland Park Super Playground or visit the National Aviary (purchase timed tickets in advance).
Stroll around Market Square and you’ll find regular art installations, pop-up events, holiday markets, and plenty of people-watching.
Admire the beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, about 75 minutes outside Pittsburgh.
From hiking to discovering waterfalls, the nature lover will feel right at home here
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King Tide Fish & Shell: On the Portland waterfront, King Tide is a modern take on the classic fishing lodge, serving oysters, seafood sandwiches and whole grilled fish.
Voodoo Doughnuts: Voodoo’s cheekily named and deliciously flavored doughnuts are served fresh in an iconic pink box.
Huber’s Café: This Portland staple is famous for their Spanish coffee.
The Original Pancake House: Located about five miles south of Downtown and serving up “pancakes as you like them,” The Original Pancake House offers 18 types of fluffy and delicious pancakes.
One of our favorites is the Trail of Ten Falls in Silverton, Oregon, about a 75-minute drive from Portland.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OSMI) is open on a limited basis with staggered ticket times. Tour the USS Blueback Submarine and see The Life & Legacy of Genghis Khan.
The exhibit galleries at the Architectural Heritage Center are open. There are also walking tours that allow you to explore the varying architecture in different Portland neighborhoods.
The Portland Art Museum is the oldest operating museum in the Pacific Northwest, featuring more than 50,000 objects. Updated hours and advanced ticket sales are currently in place.
Shaker + Spear: Fresh Pacific Northwest cuisine featuring local fish + organically farmed produce in deliciously simple presentations.
Salumi: For the charcuterie plate of your dreams, this specialty deli and meat shop is open for takeout and delivery.
Molly Moon’s Ice Cream: A beloved artisanal ice cream shop known for flavors like balsamic strawberry and salted caramel.
Visit UW's Waterfront Activities Center to reserve a canoe or kayak to glide into the lush Arboretum. You'll see plenty of wildlife such as birds and turtles.
Found at 800 Troll Ave. N in Fremont, the "Troll Under the Bridge" is one of Seattle's largest and most beloved statues. He looks menacing, but he actually really likes to have his picture taken.
You may also recognize Snoqualmie Falls from Twin Peaks. You can also take a trip to the Boulder River Trail in the North Cascades or Twin Falls in Snoqualmie.
Originally created for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle is now open with limited capacity and dates must be selected in advance.
Find the perfect prop for your Instagram post at the Seattle Selfie Museum in Post Alley. Reserve advanced tickets online.
The Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park covers nine acres of green space and is decorated with larger-than-life artwork. It's free, but tickets must be purchased online.
Visit Pike Place Market to see local artists, cultural, foods, the famous salmon vendors and the true PNW spirit. The market is open year-round.
Dick’s Drive-In: Locals love this burger and fries spot for walk-up and take-out.
Matt’s in the Market: This Pike Place staple serves up super fresh seafood classics.
Take the family to the Seattle Aquarium to see playful sea otters and the wicked smart Giant Pacific Octopus. It's open with advance timed tickets and reduced capacity.
Located next to the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass features the boundary pushing works of local glass artist, Dale Chihuly.
Aptly nicknamed "The City of Roses," Portland's International Rose Test Garden is unrivaled. The sprawling grounds are free to visit and feature more than 10,000 roses.
The grounds of the Portland Japanese Garden, designed in 1963, feature eight unique garden styles, and include an authentic Japanese Tea House plus an incredible view of Mt. Hood.
The Oregon Rail Heritage Center has reopened. Portland is the only U.S. city to own two operating steam locomotives!
Designated one-way paths and timed tickets await you at the Oregon Zoo. Kid favorites include the curious lemur, the red panda and the harbor seals.
Outside the USA
Step outside the States to experience international food, art and culture scenes
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Momofuku: David Chang's Toronto outpost for ramen and more in a glass cube of a space.
Planta: Your vegetarian side will love the innovative plant-based dishes and focus on sustainability.
Kensington Market: A cultural mecca of specialty shops and a variety of international cuisines.
Bar Raval: Spanish tapas and pintxos in a setting that looks like it could have been designed by Gaudi himself.
Pedal the streets of Toronto’s diverse neighborhoods with Toronto Bicycle Tours.
Kid favorites like the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Zoo and Ripley's Aquarium all offer purchase-in-advance timed ticketing.
Culture comes in all forms, from the Art Gallery of Ontario and Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto and the Bata Shoe Museum, to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Timed ticketing is available for each.
Take a tour of Casa Loma and learn the history of the property.
Toronto EcoAdventures brings guests on tours to Ontario’s beautiful provincial and national parks.
The Toronto Harbourfront offers live theatre, arts, and more. Stroll along the charming boardwalk at the Beaches or hop on the ferry to Toronto Island and go for a hike at Toronto Island Park.
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Sourcing fresh fish, meat, fruits and vegetables from around the Yucatan Peninsula, the menu changes daily at Hartwood and is a must for one of your dinners.
Set along the beach, Loco Tulum serves up Mediterranean favorites in its seasonal tasting menu.
Fresh organic ingredients and flavors of Mexico, India, Thailand and more at one of the best restaurants in Tulum, Parallel 20.
Cenotes, natural sinkholes, typical to the Yucatan Peninsula area are great places to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive. There are several located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum or you can book a day tour to take you round trip to the ruins and cenotes.
Take an eco tour of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO World Heritage Site) for a rare opportunity to see thousands of species of flora and fauna: colorful coral, fish, dolphins, birds and beautiful sunsets.
There are a number of local water ecoparks which offer swimming, snorkeling, zip lines, rafting – something for the whole family. Plus you’ll be sure to spot a variety of animals.
Located 800m inside Akumal’s jungle, in the Monkey Sanctuary, you’ll be surrounded by magnificent sounds of howler monkey, cockatoos. capuchin, and more.
Mayan Ruins are a must in this area, we have 4 of the main sites close by.
Mystika Immersive Museum provides a unique multi-sensory experience link none other that connect you with Mayan cosmology and nature.