Features - North America
24 Hours in Los Angeles
Los Angeles has so much visual ambition it’s hard to know where to start. The dream-like hotels and restaurants of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. The impossible rides and theme-park attractions of Universal City and Anaheim. The unrivalled Pacific-coast sunsets from the palm tree-lined hills of Griffith Park. It’s a city to be savoured, rather than rushed around, revealing its very best only when you know where to go.
The rebirth of Downtown LA
Long-time enthusiast Mike MacEacheran convinces us to take a tour of Los Angeles’ most happening area – the can’t miss, new-look spectacle of Downtown.
Articles - North America
24 Hours in Boston
Home to some of the USA’s best seafood, universities, and sports teams, Boston is both a cosmopolitan hub and an unimposing small town. Walkable from end to end in just a couple of hours, the city is divided into several distinct neighbourhoods, each with its own flair. While the North End is home to the city’s vibrant Italian population, the South End is where the city’s arts community chooses to roost.
24 hours in New York City
It’s called ‘the city that never sleeps’, and for good reason. New York City defines energy, and any visitor to the city absorbs this immediately. The USA’s largest city since 1790, New York has become an international cultural, political, and financial epicentre. More than a third of its residents were born outside the country, and more than 170 languages are spoken. From food to the arts, diversity is New York’s brand.
The Setai, Miami Beach
Effortlessly balancing a tranquil tropical hideout with the sizzling South Beach scene, this hotel undoubtedly deserves its place among The Leading Hotels of the World.
As a renowned summer playground, Atlantic City has always had appeal, but the city is developing new attractions and celebrity-helmed restaurants that are just as much of a draw as the beach.
Washington, DC: Georgetown to U Street
There’s so much more to the US capital than the famed monuments and museums of the National Mall. Washington, DC native and writer Vanessa H. Larson introduces us to some of the city’s most appealing neighbourhoods.
weekend away - Philadelphia
One of the USA’s great cities, Philadelphia is rich in history as the centre of the US fight for independence. At the same time it is undergoing a seemingly perpetual modernisation – with ambitious boutiques and star restaurants – with a palpable energy.
24 Hours in Chicago
In 2015, all eyes are on the USA’s new ‘It’ city: Chicago. The ‘Second City’ (behind New York) has seen an influx of trendy restaurants, luxury shops, and swanky high-rise skyscrapers recently. But where Chicago shines is its down-to-earth, everyman sensibility mixed with its unabashed lifelong love for architecture, urban planning, and design. When winter whips in off icy Lake Michigan, tough Midwesterners just throw on an extra layer or head inside those beautiful buildings.
The undisputed centre of the circus universe is Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil. Local writer Patricia Gajo traces the meteoric ascent of history’s most famous big top, from its first steps in small-town Quebec to world domination.