San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico frequently tops magazine readers’ polls as one of the best cities in the world. Its colorful houses, cobblestone streets and UNESCO World Heritage historic center make it a perfect destination for the Instagram age. The foreign retirees who settled here are now joined by the young and cool visiting from urban Mexico, so there’s a nice mix of options after the sun goes down.
At an altitude of 6,200 feet, the city boasts a sunny climate suitable for outdoor dining nearly every day of the year. Most hotels have a furnished courtyard, and you’ll find a rooftop bar on almost every block.
La Azotea serves some of the best food along with a view, while the best-known spot is Quince. Both sit just a few steps from the European-looking Parroquia church that dominates the skyline. (Self-taught architect Zeferino Gutierrez based his 1880 neo-Gothic façade for the 17th- century church on designs he saw on postcards from Europe.) A larger option is Hotel 1810 Boutique’s Trazo on the opposite side of the main square, offering a great view from any angle. Or head to Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar at the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende for a skyline panorama that’s magical as sunset leads to lit-up steeples.
San Miguel de Allende is a prime romance destination and welcomes the LGBTQ+ crowd throughout the city. Kiki Nights Social Room is a lively gay club with rotating locations, and there’s room to dance at El Grito Nightclub on Calle Umaran in the center.
This historic city’s renaissance started when artists from the United States and Canada started moving here in the 1960s. With plenty of moneyed patrons among the current residents and visitors, there are now more painters, jewelry makers and sculptors than ever. Visit the sprawling Fabrica La Aurora’s 38 galleries before its 6 p.m. closing time. Housed in a former textile factory, this place provides an excellent overview of the art scene. Continue the tour in artisan shops and galleries in the center that stay open much later.
Mexicans love a fiesta, and you’re likely to find one happening during your visit. Let the fireworks and music guide you to the fun.
Imagine yourself lounging in a stone cottage suite with a fireplace and freestanding tub, sipping hot chocolate in a rustic game and reading room with a raftered ceiling, and ice skating and cross-country skiing in the crisp mountain air. Sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it? Especially when you add in seasonal touches.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
For the first time in Olympic history, when the 2024 Summer Olympics kick off on July 26, 2024, they will not do so in a stadium. Instead of an Olympic venue, the entire city of Paris will become the Olympic stadium, hosting the games among monuments, on bridges and on the grounds of some of the world’s most historic sites. The Opening Ceremony will take place on the River Seine, where athletes will drift along on a flotilla of boats as spectators wave them on from the quays and bridges throughout the city.
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus launched a major reconstruction and redesign project in January 2023. Its completion date is set for 2025 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the star-studded hotel debut, which took place June 10, 1955, after only 21 months of construction. Happily, the hotel will retain its urban resort ambiance, complete with its lush sprawling gardens and iconic pool.
The Singapore EDITION officially marks the brand’s entrance in Southeast Asia and Singapore, bringing the luxury of EDITION to the region. Featuring 204 guestrooms, The Singapore EDITION sits at the west end of Orchard Road, welcoming guests to its lobby adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows and a light-filled conservatory at the far wall, complete with a biophilic green way.
Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines reached an agreement to combine, thus expanding services and benefits for customers. In a $1.9 billion deal, Alaska Airlines officially acquired Hawaiian Airlines. First, the deal must go through several federal regulations to approve the merger, a task in itself following the recent break up of a regional partnership between JetBlue and American Airlines.
Are you looking to enhance your business trip with a little leisure? Look no further than Portugal, a country renowned for its captivating blend of history, culture and natural beauty. And with TAP Air Portugal, you can effortlessly transform your business trip into an unforgettable bleisure adventure. Discover why Portugal and TAP Air Portugal are the perfect combination for an enriching and rejuvenating experience.
Ideally positioned in Chicago’s enticing River North district within a beautifully restored 1920’s Art Deco structure, Freehand Chicago is surrounded by shops, museums, galleries and restaurants. The holiday season is the perfect time to visit — snowy cityscapes and glittering lights set the scene for shopping along the Magnificent Mile and State Street. Leisure time offers the opportunity to bask in the brisk winter air while ice skating in Millennium Park at McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Complimentary ice-skating lessons are offered each weekend and on some winter season public holidays.