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.
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.
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.
We asked a fan who's traveled to every ballpark in America what his favorites were, and this is what he said.
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.