Things to Do
Our Things to Do section introduces you to fun things to do, great food and drink, cool recreation trends, great outdoor adventures and the best museums, festivals, concerts and special events in a city. Whether you're planning a move, vacation or just looking for interesting stories, you'll want to browse this section for the best attractions, hidden food scenes, new restaurants, activities and experiences in America’s best places to live.
Think you have to go to New York or LA to find great comedy? Think again.
Whether you're looking for an affordable place to live or visit, these cities offer tons of fun activities — for exactly zero dollars.
These unexpected July 4th celebrations rival larger cities with more than just fireworks.
Feeling adventurous? Add these one-of-a-kind races (in some seriously awesome places) to your bucket list.
Quilted by farms, no wonder mornings are fresher – and tastier – in America’s heartland. Breakfast poutine, anyone?
Find the perfect getaway that's just outside of the country's largest metros.
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You don’t have to be near an ocean to find an awesome beach this summer. Here's proof.
These fantastic hot spring towns are well worth a detour.
Looking for delicious vegan food? These cities offer up gourmet plant-based menus that even omnivores can't resist.
This centuries-old apothecary is a real-life version of a Hogwarts potions class — and muggles are welcome.
From a very famous desk to the home of a future Duchess, we tracked down some royal relics that you don't need a passport to see.
These dog-friendly destinations make it easy for you and your furry friend to spend summer vacation together.
Avoid the tourist traps and discover these gorgeous hidden gems — with plenty of space for your beach blanket.
This literary haven in the heartland is a writer’s dream come true.
Want to sample creations from the country's best chefs without battling the crowds in South Beach? Add these under-the-radar festivals to your calendar.
If outdoor adventure is your #1 priority, these small cities are the perfect home base.
From Harriet Tubman's farm to the home base of the suffragette movement, discover places across America keeping women's history alive.
Searching for a wine-tasting adventure? Leave your passport at home and check out these under-the-radar spots closer to home.
From a massive mystery in the Georgia woods to a claustrophobia-inducing 4-foot box built for two, these escape games will test your brains and bravery.
Opportunities include Waikiki Beach, USS Arizona Memorial
Forget glazed or powdered. These offbeat bakeries are making donuts with ingredients like bacon, beets and fried chicken — we dare you to try them all.
The most popular bars these days are hidden in plain sight. Here's where you'll find a few of the nation's best speakeasies — and most importantly, how to get in.
Think you might have a secret talent for curling or luge? (Don't we all?) Here's where to go to find out.
No skis? No problem. These mountain paradises offer plenty of activities on and off the slopes.
Think you need to go to New York or Tokyo to try the food hall trend? Think again! New food halls are popping up in small cities all over the country.
From Pittsburgh to St. Louis, these must-visit cat cafes offer cuteness and cuddles along with your cappuccino.
Explore the region's many significant historical sites
From a legendary Spanish coffee to a whiskey slushy garnished with a mini apple pie, here's where you'll find the season's best cocktails.
From a real-life Polar Express to a formal ball with penguins in attendance(!), New England pulls out all the stops for the holidays. All aboard!
From the "Home Alone" mansion to Susan's dream home in "Miracle on 34th Street," here's where you'll find the famous houses from your favorite Christmas movies.