Collected by Emily Taylor
Jenny Lake Road, Moose, WY 83012, USA
Handmade quilts top pine beds in the 37 cabins of this 1920 lodge in Grand Teton National Park. Horseback rides, cycling excursions, and epic views of the Teton Range are all part of the experience; lucky travelers might spot elk, bald eagles, and...
12575 US-2, West Glacier, MT 59936, USA
Situated a quarter mile from the west entrance to Glacier National Park, this recently renovated landmark was built by the Great Northern Railway Company in 1910—the year the park was dedicated by President Taft—to host wealthy passengers from the...
607 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730, USA
Let's say we struggled to find good food and tasty brews during our time in South Dakota, at least until we found Bitter Ester's Brewhouse in Custer. Atmosphere, tap list, and menu were all refreshing and delicious. A must on your trip through the...
20681 SD-240, Interior, SD 57750, USA
If you’re going to visit Badlands, make sure to check out the Park Ranger Evening Talk at the Cedar Pass Campground amphitheater in the national park. For more than an hour, the ranger fascinated both young and old alike with his self-made...
10 E Main St, Salina, UT 84654, USA
Should you find yourself driving for infinity along I-70, this diner is a welcomed distraction. Located on "main street," this diner has amazing coffee and sloppy, warm, delicious pie. The entrees are somewhat randomly paired with "scones," which...
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
An art deco icon, built in 1939 for the silver screen stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, the Hotel Shangri-La is a beachfront beauty made for decadence. As the original Shangri-La—the big chain is just leasing the name—the boutique...
4524 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68132, USA
For more than just a delicious coffee experience, head to Caffeine Dreams. An easy-going, eclectic atmosphere surrounds you when you enter. Local artists' pieces are hung on the walls and other crafts are sold on a shelf. Delicious pastries and...
9750 Indiana Pkwy, Munster, IN 46321, USA
My travel partner and I have a thing for brew pubs. Our time on the road has taught us that some of the best food to be found comes out of kitchens like this, while the beers are, of course, second to none. Three Floyd's is one of the kings of the...
2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
This isn’t your regular brewery tour. Boulevard is the largest craft brewery in the Midwest, coming online in the late 1980s, before the craft beer revolution. You’ll get a forty-five minute tour of the facility to see how the beer is made and get...
1713 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
My roommate is from Denver, and she hadn't been to a lot of my favorite KC spots. We decided one weekend to block off a whole Saturday to explore a few neighborhoods—the first place I took her to was Chez Elle. Not only are the crepes to-die-for,...
412 Delaware Street A, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA
True, Kansas City probably isn't the first American city that comes to mind in the debates over "best" and most "authentic" pizzas in the United States, but don't tell that to Erik Borger, chef and owner of Il Lazzarone, or his loyal customers......
2801 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64109, USA
This little place serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch (it's open 7 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. weekends), and has built a loyal following based on a fresh menu, homey atmosphere, and friendly staff. They have traditional American...
4141 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
Converted from a trendy food truck to a new restaurant in the Westport area, Port Fonda serves up authentic Mexican food and drinks, including over a dozen mezcals, Mexican beers on tap, and some of the best cocktails in the city. Focusing on...
1663 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Talk about local: Once near closing time, Chef Nina Gann came out of the kitchen to offer the table a honeysuckle ice cream she just whipped up using flowers picked from across the street. A farm-to-table restaurant just up the 17th Street hill on...
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, United States
Visit the Bob Kerry Bridge to be in two states at the same time. You will probably see people burning calories during the hot summers running up and down the bridge. For a great workout feel free to run/jog across the bridge at least 3 times.
The Old Market, Omaha, NE 68102, USA
Omaha's Old Market could be a model for any city wanting to revitalize a run-down commercial area. There are great restaurants (see another Highlight), fun shops and sidewalk entertainers, like these twins serenading passersby near the popular...
3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
If you are in Denver, be sure to swing by Black Shirt Brewing, Co. All their beers are derived from their base red ale. Super fantastic, well crafted, and flat-out delicious. It's located in a great space, and boasts awesome service.
3350 Brighton Blvd #105, Denver, CO 80216, USA
The menu looked promising. With one vegetarian and one not, as a couple we always scope out the menu before we sit down to make sure it accommodates both of us. Comida Cantina at The Source is a place you can sit down and order a variety of foods,...
513 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
For quality quick eats on the Westside, Flake on Rose Ave. is a cheap and cheerful delight. Breakfast is their bread and butter with pieces of toast literally hanging on the walls. Okay, they are actually art; the toast slices are framed and burnt...
2905 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292, USA
The apothecary of alcohol behind the nearly block-long bar of the spacious Scopa Italian Roots restaurant greets its elite clientele with a colorfully illuminated liquor collection and an accompanying menu of tasty cocktails like the mezcal-based...
829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
Fusing the trends of sushi and build-your-own grain bowls, Sweetfin in Santa Monica, has created a customizable poke destination that is convenient, cost effective and creative at its core. The Hawaiian raw fish dish traditionally combines cubed...
533 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
Superba Snack Bar in Venice, California is one of the best lunch spots on the West Side, with a varied menu that delivers on taste. The sandwiches are 'classics' that have been updated and done extremely well—their version of a BLT, for example,...
4205 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
Armchair Books, the ultimate hangout for book nerds and literary fiends, is a small and well-stocked bookstore located in the south end of Whistler Village. Here you can find both new and ripened books, as well as a selection of magazines on...
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