Phoenix-Scottsdale is known for its golf resorts and cacti, but there is a lot more to explore: museums, shops, hiking trails and Native American history.
Only select locals get to experience the secret side of Mardi Gras. These off-the-radar museums let you in on the magic and the mystery of that world.
Los Angeles has become one of America's most important centers of contemporary art. Here we visit four notable museums with exciting collections.
Troyes has yet to attract hordes of tourists and remains a quiet and atmospheric place. There is so much to do that we recommend a two-day visit.
On a recent trip to Santa Barbara, we got a sense of the area's storied past by visiting its famous mission, a historic park and a maritime museum.
On this visit to Hyde Park, on Chicago's South Side, we skipped over the Museum of Science and Industry and visited three lesser-known gems.
London's world-class institutions display major pieces and are free to the public. These six have recently undergone renovations and are worth seeing again.
Visit Georgia O'Keefe's home, studio and ranch -- plus a museum dedicated to her work -- to learn how the artist was inspired by New Mexico's stunning landscape.
Dive deeper into culture-rich Amsterdam by visiting some of its smaller, but no less fascinating, museums of art and history.
Marrakech plays host to quite a few museums. Here are five worth visiting and one to avoid -- unless you don't mind hordes of tourists jostling selfie sticks.
Lyon has a variety of fascinating museums, which are a reflection of the city's long history and great wealth. Here are three we recommend visiting.
Ghent boasts one of the most renowned museums in Europe. These are five of my favorite paintings from The Museum of Fine Arts.
Three small Nantucket museums are informative on many aspects of the island’s rich heritage: whaling, basketmaking and its history of shipwrecks.
At 73 miles long, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman structure in existence. The sight offers clues about those who built it more 2,000 years ago.
The Europäisches Hansemuseum in Lübeck chronicles the story of the Hanseatic League, the trading partnership of the 12th through 15th centuries.
The tidy town of Schleswig has a quaint old quarter of colorful small houses and one of Germany's most impressive palaces: Schloss Gottorf.
Musée du Louvre Abu Dhabi opens November 11. The intergovernmental project is intended to be a universal museum.
The Victoria and Albert Museum has seen a $195 million renovation that includes a new gallery and courtyard paved with 11,000 porcelain tiles.
Given the number of notable people who have lived on Key West, it’s not surprising that many of their homes have been preserved. Here are two of my favorites.
The Flagler Museum and the Norton Museum of Art greatly added to our visit to Palm Beach. They would provide valuable diversions during bad weather.
Italian Renaissance painters tend to go in and out of fashion. Caravaggio was forgotten after his death, but today his reputation seems to be at its zenith.
Los Angeles isn’t celebrated as an art world mecca like New York, but it should be. Elite galleries, once few and far between, have reached critical mass.
The historic quarter of Casco Viejo features restored colonial buildings converted into high-end stores and galleries, restaurants and boutique hotels.
With more than 44,000 square feet of space, Panama's Biomuseo has eight display rooms for exhibitions related to technology, science and art.
The largest urban park in Latin America, Bosque de Chapultepec offers nine museums, a presidential palace, restaurants and more amid 1,695 acres.
One of the great treasures of southwestern France is its collection of caves decorated with prehistoric paintings and etchings.
With more than 100,000 square feet, the Zeitz Museum will display one of the world’s most significant collections of contemporary African art.
Two museums in Denmark that are worth your time: the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in Copenhagen, and the lesser known Skagens Museum, in Skagen.
Saadiyat Island joins Abu Dhabi by a bridge. While the St. Regis Saadiyat Island proved disappointing, I still recommend the Park Hyatt there.
The Charles M. Schulz Museum, located in Santa Rosa, California, where the artist lived and worked, is a delight for "Peanuts" fans.