Get the best of The New York Times Travel section with 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada, the ultimate guide for three-day trips across country, covering major cities and small towns.
Edited by Barbara Ireland, the book draws upon knowledge from New York Times contributors, experienced travelers and local experts to provide a jam-packed weekend of activities. The 1,500 destinations list a range of attractions, from hot spots to hidden gems with almost 1,000 photo illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli. Six hundred restaurants and 450 hotels are indexed with color-coded tabs, making the book a handy reference for planning trips.
Other editions of the book are available for Europe and various regions of America, available on Amazon. Also check out the online edition 36 Hours, which provide handy day guides for destinations around the world.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Hotel Chicago West Loop is Chicago’s first hotel to bring street art inside, and to every guestroom. The dual-purpose property doubles as an art gallery, and launched its “Annex Murals” exhibit in 2018 with 15 hand-painted rooms boasting the work of some of Chicago’s most celebrated urban artists, including Asend, JC Rivera and Eloo. Today, all 116 rooms at the hotel have been painted with street murals, becoming some of the most distinctive lodging spaces in the city.
Zürich changes shape as the holiday approaches, becoming a winter wonderland full of busy markets, fondue chalets, candle dipping at Bürklipatz and light installations. For the first time ever, Zürich will also feature a pop-up hotel experience Nov. 26–Dec. 26.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.