Being on vacation in a sunny beach city like San Diego is already a form of R&R—but to really make those OOO days count, you book a spa treatment. Whether you need a soothing facial to counter those harmful UV rays, a massage that kneads every knot, or a body scrub that calls for an outdoor soak under palm trees, hitting the spa is the ultimate treat-yourself indulgence—and you want a place that knows how to do it.
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The Catalan capital is no longer a standalone destination, but a gateway city to lesser-known regional jewels. North, the Costa Bravan towns of Begur and Cadaqués gift wild coastlines and bohemian art scenes (the latter home to Salvador Dalí, no less). Fame as a backdrop in Game of Thrones has put Girona back on the map; while the Catalan Pyrenees make skiing in Spain a realistic offering.
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Hot chicken isn't just a passing trend in Nashville. It's a way of life, a rite of passage if you're coming to Music City, whether for your first time or your tenth. And from the original chicken shack Prince's to down-home deli Big Al's, to the trendy tourist favorite Hattie B's (which now boasts three locations in Nashville alone), there are plenty of spots to get your fix.
Lisbon's museums really let you dive into the cultural heritage of Portugal, whether you're at the Museo do Fado or the National Coach Museum (about a history of the horse-drawn carriage, not the bag slung over your shoulder). As a bonus, they are often set in historic buildings that are just as eye-popping as the pieces on display. Put these 10 museums at the top of your cultural to-do list. You'll want to spend a couple hours at each exploring their treasures.
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These classic Cantonese small plates, usually enjoyed from morning to early afternoon, are more than just a meal in Hong Kong—they're part of daily life. The act of eating dim sum is called yum cha, which translates to “drink tea”; you’ll find locals doing plenty of that throughout their meal (to aid digestion). Not a bad idea when there’s so much to eat in so many different places: Dim sum is available in five-star hotels and neighborhood holes-in-the-wall.
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Knowing where to direct your steps in Amsterdam is far more complicated than just keeping an eye out for the constant onslaught of bikes: between the major museum renovations, the cutting-edge architectural innovation, and the chameleonic food scene, the city is enjoying a renaissance akin to its Golden Age glory days.
On days when you need a break from the stresses of urban life, a walk in a city-park paradise can do wonders. Seek refuge at some of Houston’s standout sanctuaries so that you can keep calm and carry on. Because there’s more to big-city living than towering office buildings and concrete slab, so read on for our picks for Houston's best parks.
Once a sleepy enclave of designer showrooms, the Design District has undergone a major transformation, re-configuring streets and interior courtyards to form one of Miami's most beautiful and upscale shopping destinations. With a focus on art and design, there's lots of eye candy here, from sculpture-filled plazas to striking architecture, to luxury brands wooing shoppers with glitzy interiors.