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.
The best 10 places in the country to get your great outdoors on.
It's not time to put away your swimsuits yet!
Looking for the perfect place to embark on a summer hiking adventure? These cities offer gorgeous hikes and plenty to do off the trail.
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Try a trip off the beaten path at one of these farm-friendly vacations.
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No matter how well you know true crime, some of these might surprise you.
A 70-acre water park with tree house slumber parties, swim-up bars, and a tube ride that leads into a real river? Yes, it exists. Here's where to find it.
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!
Want to step into the world of "Sixteen Candles," "Mean Girls" and "Home Alone"? There's only one place to go (and it's not Chicago).
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail spotlights charming towns and amazing bourbon. Here are our favorite stops along the way.
Think you have to go to New Zealand to immerse yourself in Lord of the Rings scenery? Think again.
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.
These dog-friendly destinations make it easy for you and your furry friend to spend summer vacation together.
Do big cities have great museums? Of course. But don't sleep on these one-of-a-kind attractions in unexpected places.
Paddling a kayak surrounded by alligators? All in a day's work.
The artisan cheese industry in the southeast U.S. has blossomed. Here are the best examples of great Southern cheese.
The best time to visit these famous winter destinations? Right now.
Is Hawkins, Indiana a real place? It might be more real than you think.
Want to kick off the year with an adventure? These road trips are even better in the winter.
Think you have to live in NYC or LA to have the world at your fingertips? Think again.
Because doesn’t a chill down your spine sound refreshing right about now?
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Spend a fun-filled weekend in the Volunteer State.
We all know about that corner in Winslow, Arizona. But we bet you didn’t know you could visit the real-life places behind these famous songs.
These 10 state fairs take the (funnel) cake for most fun.
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.