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.
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.
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.”
Sparkling light displays are one of the most magical parts of the holiday season. Here's where to find the best and brightest.
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.
Think you have to live in NYC or LA to have the world at your fingertips? Think again.
From not one but TWO mummies in rural Indiana to a clown dollhouse(!) in Nebraska, here's where to find some of the country's coolest, creepiest attractions.
In Idaho's vibrant outdoor industry, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: the future is female.
From Denver to Vermont, historic train stations are being reinvented as entertainment hubs, hotels and co-working spaces. Get on board.
You won’t need hiking boots to find these urban waterfalls — but make sure to bring your camera.
From basketball to soccer to hockey, these great cities give female athletes the wild fandoms they deserve.
It's not time to put away your swimsuits yet!
From a historic bar in a tiny town in Idaho to a double-wide trailer in Music City, these aren't your standard karaoke spots.
Looking for the perfect place to embark on a summer hiking adventure? These cities offer gorgeous hikes and plenty to do off the trail.
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.
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.