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What to Drink in Cape Town (Besides Wine)

There's a pretty good chance that when you think of drinking in South Africa, your thoughts turn immediately to wine. Who could blame you: South African wine country—a fertile area located primarily around Cape Town—is not only visually spectacular, but is also quickly bolstering its winemaking reputation, which includes its own varietal, Pinotage. Show More Summary

How to Have the Sistine Chapel All to Yourself

The Sistine Chapel is one of Rome’s greatest treasures—but having an enjoyable visit there is rare. Some six million visitors pass through the chapel each year to see Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes; at peak times of year, as many as 2,000 people are allowed inside the chapel at once. Show More Summary

5 Mexican Hotels and Resorts Where You Can Celebrate the Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead (October 31–November 2), is a time when Mexican people honor their deceased loved ones in hopes that their spirits will return to their families during this two-day celebration each year. Traditionally, people build private altars and visit graves with gifts such as sugar skulls and marigolds. Show More Summary

5 Outstanding Spa Treatments in Maui

No matter how long your vacation, the island of Maui is a place to relax, and there’s no better way to enjoy your experience than with a unique spa indulgence. With so many top resorts competing to offer one-of-a-kind treatments, visitors...Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Go to the Tarn

You’ll always have Paris, so why not explore the lesser-trodden regions of France? The department known as the Tarn, in the Midi-Pyrénées, is among the country’s loveliest areas, with a mosaic of vineyards and green hills making up a landscape dotted with medieval villages. Show More Summary

10 Best Specialty Dining Options on Cruises

Dinner on a cruise has traditionally meant set dining hours and big banquet tables, but that experience isn’t ideal for every traveler. Fortunately, cruise lines are increasingly offering specialty dining options that bring a new standard of excellence to the seas. Show More Summary

10 Beautifully Preserved Historic Hotels in Barcelona

The Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca once said, "In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world." That statement couldn't be truer in Barcelona: History is everywhere you look in the...Show More Summary

15 Best U.S. Resorts for Fall Getaways

As we head into the heart of the fall season, there’s no better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than to escape into nature. Fortunately, many of the country’s best resorts cater to leaf peepers with special tours and programs that allow guests to enjoy awe-inspiring views and the crisp autumn air. Show More Summary

Charleston's Top 13 Experiences

From carriage rides to historic homes, Charleston offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler's list. Here are Fodor's top picks for the most memorable trip.

10 Best Art Deco Buildings in Miami Beach

Miami's famed South Beach is an architectural treasure chest thanks to over 800 examples of art deco, all of which were built in the years following a devastating hurricane that razed the city in 1926. The Art Deco District is only one-square mile, and some of the most dramatic buildings overlook the beach on Ocean Drive, so exploring is easy. Show More Summary

Long Weekend in Moab, Utah

Moab is known as the adventure capital of Utah thanks to its “slickrock” mountain biking trails and white-water rafting along the Colorado River. It’s also the gateway for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. When it comes to the scenery, there’s nothing quite like this place. Show More Summary

15 Things Not to Do in Hong Kong

Often described as New York City on steroids, Hong Kong’s frenetic pace, glowing neon lights, towering skyscrapers, and dense urban sprawl can overwhelm even the most experienced traveler. And that’s before you even consider the bounty of restaurants, museums, sights and outdoor adventures on offer here. Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Visit Kansas City

Did you know Kansas City, Missouri, has more fountains than any other city in the world except for Rome? Here are some other things you probably didn't know about the so-called "City of Fountains": It has ample parks, expansive boulvards, and, in recent years, a growing influx of young professionals with sophisticated tastes. Show More Summary

Long Weekend in Adelaide and the Barossa Valley

Once overshadowed by Australia’s flashier eastern metropolises, like Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide is ready for its close-up. The laid-back capital city of South Australia enchants with its vibrant culinary scene, world-class arts festivals,...Show More Summary

Savannah's Top 12 Experiences

From ghost tours to antique shops, Savannah offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list. Here are Fodor’s top picks for the most memorable trip.

5 Reasons Smaller Cruises Might Be Right for You

It’s a cliché, but it’s true: Bigger isn’t always better—especially, for certain types of travelers, when it comes to cruise ships. While large cruise lines do offer some amazing amenities—from Broadway-style productions to lavish spas to sprawling ice-skating rinks—sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. Show More Summary

Top 10 Places to See the Northern Lights

Every traveler’s bucket list should include viewing the northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena. And while scientists predicted that December 2013 would be the peak of the current solar...Show More Summary

Top 5 Whale-Watching Spots in New England and Atlantic Canada

Want a whale of a tale to tell? For nature lovers, very little compares to the thrill of coming up close to these gentle giants of the sea. Thankfully, you needn't venture to the other side of the planet to ensure an exhilarating encounter,...Show More Summary

Santa Fe's Top 14 Experiences

From Native American cultural attractions to its burgeoning dining scene, Santa Fe offers terrific experiences that should be on every traveler’s list. Here are Fodor’s top picks for a memorable trip.

20 Ultimate Things to Do in Chicago

The Windy City, the City of the Broad Shoulders, the Second City—there’s a reason Chicago has so many nicknames: this is a city of multitudes. That also means there’s a lot to do here, from fine dining to award-winning local theater to cultural gems like the Art Institute of Chicago. Show More Summary

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