Word of Mouth: Tucson, Arizona

Just 30 minutes from a desert oasis, the city boasts a Googie-style diner, funeral-home-turned-bar, a cafe that doubles as a mezcaleria and more

Located at the southern tip of Arizona, Tucson is the state’s creative enclave. Nestled between the Saguaro National Park, the Old Pueblo draws millions of travelers for its larger-than-life saguaros, a variety of cactus whose blossoms form the state’s official wildflower. Just 30 minutes from Tucson’s downtown, this desert oasis presents the icons of the southwest in their natural environment. Stunning vistas aside, Tucson’s designation …

Hotel Peter & Paul’s Elysian Bar, New Orleans

The French Quarter’s opulently designed bar offers countless options for whiling away the hours

A straight shot down Elysian Fields Avenue brings you into the Marigny, a neighborhood bordering NOLA‘s French Quarter. Here you’ll find some of the city’s best jazz along Frenchmen Street, cozy sidewalk cafes and colorful homes with jasmine flowing off the side. This same road leads to Hotel Peter & Paul and its Elysian Bar—housed in the hotel’s rectory building. The hotel and its food …

Word of Mouth: Wrigleyville, Chicago

Fresh fare, sophisticated hotels and more in the iconic baseball neighborhood

Chicago‘s Wrigleyville, home to the iconic ivy-colored Wrigley Field, is a haven for baseball fans—with plenty of sports bars and BBQ spots. Yet more and more, the area is expanding beyond its classic Americana reputation. Sophisticated hotels, albeit with a nod to baseball’s impact, have opened with more kinds of travelers in mind. From boutique markets to restaurants focusing on fresh and seasonal fare, this …