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.
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.
“It’s incredible: other dimensions, other times, a secret story..."
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.
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.