21 of the Best Places to Visit in the World
Decisions, decisions… Which gorgeous destination should you use your precious vacation days on? We've got 21 ideas, from Breckenridge to Zanzibar. Tourist traps need not apply.
Pampering is serious business here, so high-end dining, gorgeous boutique hotels and celeb spotting on the beach are the only items on your to-do list.
While its days as a seafaring superpower are gone, Lisbon is sparking up another urban renaissance, thanks to artists, chefs and cutting-edge entrepreneurs.
San Miguel de Allende
Sixty different nationalities live in this Mexican mountain town, and their various cultures infuse the food, design and daily life with an artistic flair unlike anywhere else.
The mash-up of cultures, architecture and cuisine, mixed with white-sand beaches and a vibrant reef, make it Africa’s most alluring island.
The clouds lift from June to September, so do as the locals do and take to the water with an island sail or kayak--and that Pacific Northwest breeze at your back.
With over 200 years of music history, 150 music venues and live bands giving it their all every night of the week, this city is truly a sight for sore ears.
Located seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is an island full of unspoiled natural beauty, historic whaling villages, sprawling beaches, rustic farms and bib-ready fish shacks.
This Colorado ski town boasts the highest elevation in North America, meaning you’re guaranteed reliable snowfall well into April--sometimes even June.
Beyond the industrial façade and busy corporate hustle lies one of the most thriving fashion destinations in all the world.
Neoclassical buildings juxtaposed against sci-fi high-rises. Doddering grandmas alongside hip fashionistas. Rickety dumpling carts around the corner from Michelin-starred restaurants specializing in molecular gastronomy. Shanghai is truly a mash-up for the ages.
The whiff of croissant from an early-morning patisserie, the floral gardens of the Tuileries, the luxe perfumeries that dot the Champs-Élysées…the scents of Paris are as heady as its style and culture.
New York City
You’ve already done the New York City tourist stuff: Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, all the essentials. Been there, done that. Now it’s time to explore NYC like a celebrity.
The best terroir to grow a perfect Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (the area's signature varietals) is packed in a sliver of French mountain slopes 25 miles long and barely over a mile wide.