Morocco is trending…and Casablanca is certainly no exception. From the bustling markets and Moorish architecture to the relaxing hammams (traditional bathhouses) and aromatic cuisine, this vibrant port city is a feast for the senses. Contemporary accommodations, like Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca and Gray Boutique Hotel & Spa Casablanca, as well as new construction projects, such as Parc de la Ligue Arabe and Grande Theatre de Casablanca, are piquing the interest of modern travelers. If you have time to see more of this magical country, Chefchaouen (aka the “blue city”) should be a stop on your trip. These are the best road trips to take if you want to see stunning fall foliage.
Looking for a warm-weather escape? Mazatlan, on Mexico’s Pacific coast, combines sunny skies, sandy beaches, and old-school character. Centro Histórico (Old Mazatlán) is lined with 19th-century buildings, historic sites, such as Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and Teatro Angela Peralta, and boutique hotels, like Casa Lucila and Casa de Leyendas. While you’re there, be sure to sample tacos de cabeza and take a stroll along the Malecón (boardwalk).
No matter how many times you venture across the pond, there’s always something new to discover. Recognizable landmarks, like Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, are a must for first-timers. And, surely, you’ll want to snap a photo crossing Abbey Road or making a call from a phone booth. Returning guests can explore the distinctive neighborhoods, from the posh boutiques of Chelsea to the hip pubs and cafes of Shoreditch. Equally diverse are the city’s accommodation options. Enjoy the royal treatment at 11 Cadogan Gardens and Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, or book a budget-conscious flat through Airbnb. Check out these fun ideas for a beautiful family fall weekend getaway.