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.
The City of Lights has long been synonymous with romance, gastronomy, and luxury. Most recently, the renovation and reopening of two legendary properties, Hôtel de Crillon and Ritz Hotel, has peaked the interest of those looking for a posh place to stay. Of course, Paris also offers more affordable options, like Hôtel Fabric and XO Hotel. And while the allure of the Eiffel Tower and Louvre will never fade, these days, a new generation of jetsetters are flocking to the galleries, shops, and cocktails bars in lesser-known districts, like Haut-Marais. Next, check out these things you must add to your fall bucket list.