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Great Places in America: 2008

Earlier this month, the American Planning Association named its picks for Great American Places. There are three categories, Neighborhoods, Streets and Public Places, and while some of them are obvious (New York's Central Park as a great public place), some are intriguing and can serve as a guide to travelers...

By Christina Talcott | October 29, 2008; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (6)

Staff Favorites: Los Angeles

I would like to open my love letter to L.A. with a serenade. Introducing . . . Randy Newman. Okay, so Randy could not be here today. He is too busy rollin' down the Imperial Highway with a redhead. So in his stead, I will paraphrase his seminal song: "I...

By Andrea Sachs | November 8, 2007; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Staff Favorites: Las Vegas

When people ask me how many times I've been to Vegas, I like to answer as honestly as possible and say "Las what?" Actually, I've been there dozens of times, and I've seen it change a lot through the years. That said, let's dispel a few myths first: 1. Las...

By John Deiner | November 7, 2007; 06:35 AM ET | Comments (11)

Staff Favorites: San Francisco

It's usually hard to compare apples and oranges, which is what you're basically doing when you compare cities. But to my mind, San Francisco is such a standout that I feel no compunction saying it's the best in the U.S. It's like you can't logically compare brussels sprouts to a...

By Cindy Loose | November 6, 2007; 06:35 AM ET | Comments (17)


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