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Viva the new San José: how Costa Rica's capital became cool

There you are, playing table tennis with a stranger in the middle of a park. All around you loom primeval trees festooned with vines. Around noon, you amble over to the century-old National Theater for a free performance of the National Symphony Orchestra. Feeling famished, you visit a posh new …

Secret sights of San Francisco: six things only locals know about

San Francisco is known the world over for its beauty, its open-mindedness and – let's be honest – its weirdness. So it should be no surprise that the City by the Bay harbors many unlikely attractions in far-flung locations known only to locals … until now.<p>Below are a few choice secrets – some new, …

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations<p>Our Editors' Favorite Places to Travel Solo<p>A Road Trip Through Portugal's Algarve Region<p>The Best Cities for Expats<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>Next<p>Eat Your Way Across the Globe<p>The food we live and fly for.<p>Previous<p>World's Best Cities for Street Food<p>…

Spookiest Haunted Castle Hotels

Some guests at these eight haunted castles never checked out. For a Halloween vacation, plan to spend the night with ghosts and ghouls in some of Europe’s most haunted hotels.

Video: Our Insiders' Guide to Venice

Our Condé Nast Traveler Insiders share their favorite things in Venice—including the Vizo Virtu chocolateria, Church of San Zaccaria, and the Teatro La Fenice.<p>"I've been in Venice for 80 years, and there are still places I haven't seen," said Arrigo Cipriani, owner of famed Venice establishment, …

Louis Vuitton Will Show You How to Pack Your Luggage

Louis Vuitton opens travel pop-up shop L'Aventure in Paris tp teach travelers his legendary packing methods via 'The Art of Packing.'<p>Before going on to create one of the world's most valuable luxury brands, Louis Vuitton started out packing trunks for the French court in the 1850s. To honor that …

The Best Cities in the World

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities around the world in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey—in fact, we got so much feedback, we had to divide our list in two. This roundup begins with your favorite Top 20 Large Cities, followed by Top 20 …

European Travel

How to Get a New York City Hotel Room for $100

Think it's impossible to find an affordable hotel in New York City? Think again.<p>Think it's impossible to find an affordable hotel in New York City? Think again. Early next year a number of great places to stay will be offering nights for a cool $100, $200, or $300, as part of the third annual Hotel …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

The world's 25 most scary, haunted and macabre places

The Big Picture photography competition: round 272

What Not to Do in India, Italy, France, and Ten Other Countries Around the World

We asked specialists for countries around the world for the most common mistake visitors tend to make, in the hopes that putting them out there can help everyone have a better trip. As they say: The more you know.<p>Swayambunath Stupa<p>What not to do in Italy<p>What not to do in Botswana<p>What not to do in …

Aerial Views of Cities Around the World

Whether you're leaning out of a helicopter or taking advantage of the latest drone technology, there's nothing quite like seeing the world from a bird's-eye view. This is especially true with some of our favorite cities, which somehow get even more spectacular and impressive when seen from above. …

Hotels in Caves: Nature's Air Conditioning!

Sorry, these rooms have no views. They're set up in caves, albeit with some pretty plush amenities.<p>Perivolas

In Asia, Eight Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations

If you’re interested in avoiding Asia’s many tourist traps, these off-the-beaten-path destinations, suggested by experts in the region, will help you plan an epic trip.

Hotels I Love: Peninsula Hong Kong, The Best Gets Even Better

Even among this column’s very elite group of some of the world’s best hotels, the Peninsula Hong Kong stands out. It is simply a masterpiece in every respect, from service to rooms to food to spa to facilities.<p>For readers unfamiliar with this recurring column, here is the three sentence lowdown: I …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Harassing Tourists Is a Time-Honored Tradition at the Great Pyramids: Know the Rules

US Embassy in Cairo Warns US Citizens About “Overly Aggressive” Pyramids Touts Who Frighten the Dickens (Dollars) Out of Tourists<p>Harassing tourists on Giza plateau is a time-honored tradition in Egypt—and it even happened to me a few days ago when I visited the pyramids with Dario Ferro, the …

Venice attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>Late spring and early summer bring some of the most daunting crowds to <b>Venice</b>, but there's a reason why they come: the sheer loveliness of this exquisite city bathed in clear light and warmth. It's important to remember that, even at peak visitor times, you are never more than a bridge and an …

Rail and cruise holidays: travels by train and sea

Designed to add an extra dimension to cruises, and to tempt those who might otherwise have never entertained setting foot on a ship, recent years have seen a proliferation of cruise and stay arrangements.<p>Cruise and rail holidays, combiningtwo modes of transport that find their roots in a golden age …

The Himalayas: Trip of a Lifetime

Home to the highest peaks on the planet, the Himalayas begin in Pakistan stretching across India, Bhutan and Nepal until reaching China in the east. This is a majestic landscape of mountains, deep valleys and glaciers, dominated by Mount Everest (otherwise known as Sagarmatha in Nepali) at 8,848m …

Istanbul attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>Istanbul has become a year-round destination. Midsummer is sultry, but this is a great time to enjoy an outdoor meal at a Bosphorus-front fish restaurant, or Turkish coffee at a pavement cafe.<p>Summer attractions and day trips<p><b>Aya Sofya</b><p>One of the most important and imposing religious buildings …

The Best Hikes in the World

We've rounded up 13 of the best hiking trails around the world perfect for your next adventure. Time to lace up your boots and hit the trail... This post was originally published in 2013. It has been updated with new information.<p>Santa Cruz Trek<p>Tongariro Northern Circuit<p>Israel National Trail

Neighbourhood watch: five Singapore micro-'burbs on the rise

Already know your way around central Singapore? Just a stone's throw beyond, a clutch of bustling neighbourhoods home to quirky shops, trendy eateries and cool bars are just waiting to be explored. So head out and experience the up-and-coming areas of Singapore that won't stay a secret for …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …