Once the New Year’s confetti has been swept away, New York City becomes a locals-only wonderland perfect for easy exploring by tourists who dare to brave the harsh winter weather.
Heading to a post-post-harvest Wine Country for a winter staycation means you get all the perks without the crowds.
There are two kinds of people: Vegas people, and the rest of us.
While hordes of skiers descend upon the legendary powder-packed slopes of Park City and Deer Valley in northern Utah, the otherworldly, merely snow-dusted desert geology of the southern half of the state—with its towering hoodoos, massive sandstone formations, and deep slot canyons—remains largely overlooked by tourists.
The natural volcanic hot springs in Calistoga were originally discovered by the Wappo tribe more than 500 years ago; their rumored healing powers remain a draw today, along with venerable wineries, classy eateries, and luxury resorts. Knowing this, we have just two words to describe this gem of a town: Napa, who?
No longer just for bohemian festivalgoers and sun-seeking snowbirds, the Coachella Valley is quickly evolving into a luxurious playground for adventurous couples.