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The Big Drink: 50 Most Iconic Cocktails in San Francisco 2022

Much has changed since we last published our list of the 50 most iconic cocktails in San Francisco, back in 2019 before the pandemic struck. Some of SF's most beloved bars closed permanently... Read more

Art, history, culture, science, and more

27 of the Best Museums in the U.S.

A good museum can open your mind and expand your world, unlocking the door to another culture, a piece of ancient history, or a style of art. And what makes the experience so special is that it can of... Read more

Pies with flavors like pecan and sweet potato can be found here

12 San Diego bakeries that will make you fall in love with pie again

It’s hard to know if the ancient Greeks and Romans realized that they invented a future culinary sensation when they began making pies around the second century B.C. One thing is for sure, though... Read more

Lime in the Coconut and X open in the South Bay

Island-Themed Restaurant and Hidden Tiki Bar Emerge in Chula Vista

Downtown Chula Vista gets a tropical infusion with the arrival of two new establishments designed to convey island vibes. Developed by Kevin Rhodes, whose Groundswell Brewing Co. has locations in Grantville... Read more

The snow is new, and where you ski could be new too

Winter 2022 Skiing: Here We Snow Again!

The flakes are falling in abundance in the high country, and many ski areas have already fired up the lifts. In fact, Vail Mountain and Winter Park opened on the earliest dates in their histories, and... Read more

New York's first Black Latina-owned movie theater, ready to expand

New York's first Black Latina-owned movie theater is ready to grow, owner says

Stuart Cinema & Cafe owner Emelyn Stuart is a solution-oriented person. If there's a problem, she says there has to be a way to fix it. That's what led her to start the first Black Latina-owned movie ... Read more

Dive bars, noraebangs, '80s nights or Hello Kitty decor

29 essential L.A. karaoke spots for every kind of singer

There’s no better city for karaoke lovers than Los Angeles, where anyone from nervous newbies to wannabe American Idols can find a stage, down liquid courage and make magic on the mic seven days a week... Read more

Celebrating the 40 mightiest new establishments-from Maine to California

Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America, 2022

“Are we celebrating anything this evening?” I love it when a server asks this question, because I get to answer, “Just life.” It’s jokey, but genuine.... Read more

A resurgence of eateries translating Jewish culinary traditions

The Resurgence Of Jewish Eateries Continues Throughout The U.S.

The birth of the Jewish deli occurred in New York City in the late 1800s after German immigrants settled on the Lower East Side. Thanks to a number of culinary visionaries who respect tradition... Read more

Boutique shopping, fantastic food and drink and the arts

A guide to Hayes Valley — San Francisco's hip, boutique-heavy neighborhood

Ask anyone in San Francisco about the best places to shop and Hayes Valley is bound to come up. Hayes Valley stores cater to all types and won't disappoint anyone looking for a session of retail therapy... Read more

Reminiscent of the vast cape bordering the Point Reyes National Seashore

The overlook at this Del Norte County beach is Point Reyes' lost cousin

The California coastline is full of treasures. What you’ll find nestled among Redwood National and State Parks in Humboldt and Del Norte counties is no exception. In fact, it’s completely in line to call... Read more

Hoping to connect today’s climate disasters with the ice age fossils

La Brea Tar Pits Begin an Unusual Rebrand

The La Brea Tar Pits are among Los Angeles’s best-known attractions — and among the least understood. The sprawling, grassy grounds on the Miracle Mile are probably better known for the fake mammoth... Read more

Spanning 26,000 square foot, the museum will delight musical theater lovers

Inside the New ‘Museum of Broadway,’ a Musical Theater Fan’s Paradise

The letter is dated September 26, 1957, and begins, “Dear Lenny, You know—only too well—how hard it is for me to show gratitude and affection, much less to commit them to writing.” The letter, from Stephen Sondheim... Read more

Between vast badlands, prairies, lakes and caves...

The best National Parks in the Midwest

We’ve covered a lot of the incredible National Parks out west, from Colorado to California, and even written a roundup of the best National Parks on the East Coast, so it’s reasonable that some of you have been wondering when we’re going to... Read more

From handmade dumplings and pasta to a perfectly unassuming wine bar

How to eat like a local in San Francisco's Hayes Valley

With some of San Francisco’s best boutiques, bars and restaurants packed into 20 walkable blocks, Hayes Valley is synonymous with shopping, strolling, noshing and the arts. Over the years, this enclave... Read more

New hotel in a charming, seaside village filled with natural beauty

Inside Orli La Jolla, San Diego’s Chicest New Hideaway

Orli La Jolla, San Diego’s chicest new hideaway, opens today. Founded by siblings and La Jolla natives Hailey and Max Waitt, Orli blurs the lines between traditional luxury hotels and... Read more

A buffet-style character-dining experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios

My party of 2 spent $130 on lunch at Hollywood & Vine in Disney World, and the all-you-can-eat spot is worth visiting at least 4 times a year

Hollywood & Vine is a table-service restaurant located just a couple of yards inside the entrance of Hollywood Studios. It's the only character-dining experience at the theme park, and it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner... Read more

They much be doing something right, and something delicious!

Is South Bay birria taqueria the No. 1 taco shop in America? Yelp reviewers say yes

For the past 17 years, Ed Fernandez Restaurant Birrieria in the South Bay border community of Nestor has been one the area’s best-kept secrets. Not anymore. Two weeks ago, named Fernandez restaurant No. 1 on its 2022 list... Read more

Think you cater to your pooch? Not till you go here!

We Sent Our Writer to SF’s New (And Not Cheap!) Dog-Only Restaurant

It’s not unusual for new restaurants in San Francisco to make headlines, but this is the first time the focus of the conversation is a cafe for dogs. Dogue’s Bone Appetit Cafe opened for Sunday services in... Read more

The 7,000-square-foot arcade is ideal for every member of the family

Massive Arcade Opens on Strip as Part of Horseshoe Las Vegas Rebranding

Bally's Las Vegas announced the opening of a 7,000-square-foot arcade on the strip as part of the property’s continued transformation into the Horseshoe Las Vegas. Dubbed The ARCADE, the facility... Read more

A brand new understated luxury property

Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is the newest Ritz-Carlton property to open in New York City featuring 250 guest rooms and suites. You’ll also find the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, a full service spa, a... Read more

Restaurants - and a temple! — with great biscuits, tacos & jerk chicken

Four places to eat while you're visiting Los Angeles

There’s a lot to love about Los Angeles: its seemingly infinite textures, the papery crinkle of swaying palm fronds, the beans of searchlights stretching up into the night sky. I would have loved to spend another week... Read more

Jason Neroni, who cooked at Blanca in Solana Beach 13 years ago

Renowned L.A. chef returns to San Diego to open trio of restaurants at new Gaslamp Quarter hotel

On Wednesday morning, the Kimpton Alma San Diego hotel opened for business in the Gaslamp Quarter, along with two of its three planned restaurants, the Desmond supper club and the all-day Café at Hote... Read more

Refreshed and ready for more gawking

A reason to travel to Washington, DC in October: the reopening of the National Air and Space Museum

After completely shutting its doors last March as part of a large-scale, multi-year renovation that began in 2018, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) is once again welcoming visito... Read more

Wine Bar George at Disney Springs is one of my must-visit restaurants

The best restaurant at Disney World doesn't have a magical theme or any frills, and I visit it every time I'm in Orlando

I've been visiting Disney World for over 25 years, and after dining at dozens of restaurants across the property, Wine Bar George is a clear favorite. It's located in the Landing area of Disney Springs... Read more

A collection of 75 luxury residences that range in size from 1-3 bedrooms

Hotel del Coronado adds first new guest rooms in 15 years — They’ll cost you more than $1,000 a night

What began inauspiciously more than three years ago with a new underground parking garage has morphed into a now completed $400 million makeover of the Hotel del Coronado, culminating with the opening... Read more

It took 35 years for this new home, and it's a beaut

Review: OCMA took 35 years to open. But the museum feels more like a gallery crawl

This week, the grander vision finally becomes a reality. The new home — a $93 million, 53,000-square-foot edifice designed by Morphosis, led by Pritzker Prize architect Thom Mayne and partner Brandon ... Read more

A fine dining icon since the 1960s

Mister A's ready to debut its $2M makeover - same views but lots more seating for drinking

For decades, the venerable Mister A’s has been known as a special occasion destination that rewards its patrons with stunning skyline and bay views and elevated continental cuisine. When it reopens its doors this month... Read more

Nearly four years into the top-to-bottom renovation - like new!

Inside the Air and Space Museum's $1 Billion Renovation

Almost four years into a seven-year, roughly $1 billion renovation, the National Air and Space Museum will reopen eight of its 23 exhibits on October 14. With every single gallery redesigned, and more... Read more

Celebrate with a suitably romantic SoCal honeymoon stay

Best Honeymoon Hotels in San Diego

While nearly year-round perfect weather, fantastic beaches, and bona fide surfer credentials attract visitors to this iconic Southern California city, San Diego hotels play their part in enticing honeymoon travelers too.... Read more

Mothership in South Park and the Space Pad in Oceanside

All aboard: Step inside two new spaceship-themed Tiki restaurant-bars

Tiki bars have been enjoying a revival for many years now, but the latest global Tiki trend is sci-fi fantasy/galactic bars that blend the tropical theme with out-of-this-world décor and drink concepts.

Wheelchair access, audio tours for vision-impaired visitors, and more

7 of the Best National Parks for Seniors

While the rugged, remote settings are a large part of the appeal of U.S. national parks, those same factors have made exploring them a challenge for seniors with limited mobility, sight, or hearing. H... Read more

Cadillac Mountain is the highest point on the eastern seaboard

What To Know Before Catching The Cadillac Mountain Sunrise

Watching a spectacular sunrise from the top of Cadillac Mountain in southern Maine's Acadia National Park is a bucket-list trip for many travelers. Located on Mount Desert Island, it is, after all, the highest point on the eastern seaboard,... Read more

The most important meal of the day at the happiest place on Earth

The 14 Best Breakfasts At Walt Disney World

Did you know that Walt Disney World is home to many wonderful breakfast options? It's no surprise since you'll need fuel in the morning for visiting the parks and walking around all day.... Read more

Ready to enjoy the great outdoors with your significant other?

10 National Parks With The Most Romantic Views For Couples

National parks are often top the list of vacation destinations for families, friends, solo adventurers, and couples. There's no denying that there's truly something special, even romantic, about being in nature... Read more

Opened in 1893 as a train station, and now is a public market

10 Things To Find At Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market

When people contemplate visiting Philadelphia's treasures, they include historic sites and locations that continue to greet local residents and tourists. One among these hidden jewels is undoubtedly the Reading Terminal Market... Read more