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Agritopia Photo Credit Visit Mesa
Visit Mesa

There’s nothing new about urban u-pick farms, dairies, and other agricultural attractions. In fact, we almost expect them in places like Portland and Denver, where cities sprawl into vast farmland. But in the last five years, massive farming operations have also started cropping up in dense metropolises, like New York City, where you’d be hard-pressed to find a... Read More

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Guestroom at The Marker in San Francisco, California
Guestroom/The Marker

If you’re pining for a late spring or early summer trip, we have good news: May and early June are still considered shoulder season in many destinations — meaning there are plenty of travel deals to be had. Whether you’re into the desert, the beach, or the city, here are seven hotel deals that are perfect... Read More

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Peekskill New York train station
Peekskill New York train station/Flickr/Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Fifty miles north of New York City, in the picturesque Hudson Valley, the small city of Peekskill is waiting to charm your socks off. The town’s population of 24,000 is growing quickly, as it continues to woo recovering workaholics looking to leave the Big Apple. But, lucky for city... Read More

Marmara Park Avenue Murphy Bed Room
Murphy Bed at the Marmara Park Avenue/Laura Motta

You have to love New York City’s creative take on efficiency, especially in its hotels. First, there was the bunk bed movement, made cool by hotels like the Wythe and the Ace. Then, there was the upgrade — the new Room Mate Grace Hotel, where plush fixtures, like ornate wallpaper... Read More

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Lobby of Hilton New Orleans St. Charles in Louisiana
Lobby of Hilton New Orleans St. Charles/Connie Hum

Travelers are increasingly on the hunt for unique, one-of-a-kind vacations. A growing number of global brands — ones that rely on recognition of comfort, consistency, and stability — are responding to this interest by enhancing the overall experience. No longer thought of as just a place to sleep and... Read More

Nightly Show Set/Laura Motta
Nightly Show Set/Laura Motta

We’ve told you how you can see TV show tapings in NYC and Los Angeles. Now, a Manhattan hotel is making it even easier for you to be part of a live studio audience. If you stay at one of the two New York City Pod Hotels, you can... Read More

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Seashore Sleepover at Kelp Forest Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California
Seashore Sleepover at Kelp Forest Exhibit/Monterey Bay Aquarium

Picture yourself spying on a herd of sleeping elephants or waking up next to giraffes enjoying breakfast. No, you’re not on an exotic safari, but you are spending the night at the zoo. From California to Connecticut, here are five zoos and aquariums where you can have a sleepover with lions, zebras... Read More

Hotel Indigo
Lobby/Hotel Indigo LES

Hotel lobbies have come a long way in recent years. From perfunctory places to check-in and check-out to happening hangouts where guests can eat, drink, and mingle. The Ace New York and the London Edition are two notable hotels that have put a premium on socializing in the lobby.... Read More

The library at Hotel Chandler in New York City
Library at Hotel Chandler/Triumph Hotels

While New York City does have a reputation for being pricey, you can score some good deals if you’re really smart about it — which is one of the reasons why the Big Apple secured a spot on our list of 2016 Budget Destinations. For just one example, Triumph Hotels... Read More

Broadway's Hamilton
Broadway’s Hamilton

Broadway’s Hamilton the Musical has swept the nation, obliterating box office records at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York. Charting the rise and fall of the “ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,” this musical is nearly sold out and virtually impossible to get into unless you can drop some... Read More

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Penthouse Suite at Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City.
Penthouse Suite/Sheraton New York Times Square

Flowers, chocolate, and jewelry may get top billing when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, but they’re nothing compared to these over-the-top experiences being offered by hotels around the world. From stays in penthouse suites to the gift of glass slippers, here’s where lovebirds with deep pockets can check... Read More

A guestroom at The Ludlow in New York City
Guestroom/The Ludlow

It’s no secret that hotel rooms in New York City can get pricey — but for nearly two weeks, travelers can stay at some of the city’s best properties at a fraction of the regular prices, thanks to Hotel Week NYC. Running January 3-15, 2016, the promotion offers rates... Read More

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A view of the Times Square ball from the rooftop of The Knickerbocker
Rooftop/The Knickerbocker Hotel

All around the world, the last night of the year is always one of the most fun-filled: from performances headlined by big-name artists and the Times Square ball drop to spectacular fireworks above some famous landmarks, December 31 promises a rockin’ good time. And for some with deep pockets... Read More

Cookies from Amy's Bread
Amy’s Bread/Facebook

Emerging from an era when cupcakes reigned supreme in the dessert wars of New York City, the tried-and-true cookie now commands the spotlight. Here, five of the most outstanding varieties in Manhattan. ... Read More

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The Shops at Columbus Circle in New York City
The Shops at Columbus Circle/Flickr/Jim Pennucci

In the market for the right gift for that special someone? These are to best malls to seek out. From super-sized to high-end, they have something for everyone on your shopping list — plus an opportunity for you to get a dose of holiday cheer. Mall of America (Bloomington, MN) The... Read More