Experiences & Adventures
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.
You’ve probably heard of this city. But to fully grasp its magic, you need to visit.
Because the tech center of the world has a lot to offer in the outdoor adventures department, too.
These 10 state fairs take the (funnel) cake for most fun.
Trust us: you haven’t been to a park until you’ve been to THIS park.
It doesn't get much better than seeing a movie in a piece of Hollywood history.
These five cities are close to some of the best outdoor climbing in the country — and have a lot more to offer than access to crag.
Forget glazed or powdered. These offbeat bakeries are making donuts with ingredients like bacon, sweet corn and fried chicken — we dare you to try them all.
Summer music festivals can be found all over the U.S. — don't miss these big shows in smaller cities.
It's easy to love where you live and work when you're in Santa Fe County
These cities have a secret wild side.
Heading to Nashville for the NFL Draft? We've got the scoop on where to eat, drink and have the local's perspective.
Find adventure and beauty this spring and summer at one of these picturesque cities – without the tourist traps.
“It’s incredible: other dimensions, other times, a secret story..."
Heading to the NCAA tournament? Check out our mini city guides for the scoop on where to eat, drink and even have some non-basketball related fun.
What happens when you combine arcade games with cocktails and craft beer? A really, really good time.
Don't just look at art. Become a part of it.
Happy Valentine's Day! Here are some of our favorite love stories and romantic destinations from the archives...
Think you have to venture far from home for a spiritual reset? Think again.
Planning a trip to Bloomington, Indiana? Great choice. Here's what to do while you're there.
These 10 honeymoon destinations are worth swooning over — no passport required.
From joyous art installations to world-class museums to underground galleries, Detroit is buzzing with creative energy.
Is it really possible to disconnect from technology and reconnect as a family? Yes, if you choose your destination wisely.
Want to kick off the year with an adventure? These road trips are even better in the winter.
Think road trips are a summer-only activity? Think again.
Sparkling light displays are one of the most magical parts of the holiday season. Here's where to find the best and brightest.
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.
Who needs a major league team when you have star athletes, rabid fanbases, exciting games and ... Bill Murray?!
“The horse was nose-to-nose with her. They just stood there for 20 to 30 minutes looking at each other.”
The state of the world got you feeling down? Some quality trapeze time might be just what the doctor ordered.
What happens when you take a small city and fill it with over 1,000 pieces of art? Magic.