The Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan

Visiting Chicago? You're Doing It Wrong

The best way to experience Chicago is like a local. Here's how to do that.
A view of the central town on Mackinack Island from Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island: Lost in Time

The car never came to Mackinac Island—but famed researchers, Native Americans, fur traders, invading British troops, and vacationers galore did. Discover the big impact on history and travel made by this tiny speck in Lake Huron.
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Quirky and unusual inns and B&Bs in Ireland

Ireland's Quirkiest Places to Stay

Travel beyond the standard tourist’s comfort zone to lodge in some of Ireland’s most extraordinary inns and B&Bs.

Legal Marijuana Has Come to Las Vegas

By Pauline Frommer

Pot has joined Sin City's list of legal vices. What do you need to know before you toke?

Optimism and Drive Will Help Tardy Travelers Find Late-Summer Vacation Vacancies

By Arthur Frommer

Think it's too late to book a summer trip to one of the top destinations in the U.S.? Think again, says Arthur Frommer.

VIDEO: The Natural Beauty of Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Editors

Pauline Frommer celebrates the natural beauty of Northern Michigan, land of cherry trees, towering sand dunes, and Great Lakes.

Central Park is a stunning break from New York City's urban landscape.

Where to Go in New York City's Central Park

Even within the bounds of New York City's Central Park, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the Park's sprawling features. But never fear, we've collected a list of our favorite spots in New York City's backyard.
A lifeguard stand on a beach in California

America's Best Beaches, Coast to Coast

Celebrate America's considerable coastal beauty with this roundup of the nation's best beaches—where you'll find the softest sand, clearest water, and best swimming.

VIDEO: Reliving the Past in Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Editors

A trip to Northern Michigan is a rich and rewarding journey through time. Pauline Frommer hits up some of the historical highlights.

VIDEO: The Sophisticated Pleasures of Northern Michigan

By Frommer's Staff

In the heart of the heartland, a vacation destination awaits that will surprise and delight.

Roller coaster at Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park in China

The World's Most Thrilling Roller Coasters

Lower your safety bar and find someplace to stow your sunglasses—we're taking a tour of the fastest, steepest, pulse-poundingest roller coasters on earth.
A kid at one of Great Wolf Lodge's indoor water park

How to Get the Most from a Great Wolf Lodge Vacation

Maximize your family fun time with our guide to the growing chain of indoor water park resorts. Dive right in!
The best and worst hotel booking sites

Best and Worst Hotel Booking Sites

Dozens of hotel-only booking sites promise rock-bottom deals. We test-drove a few sites in search of the best.
View from Alamo Square in San Francisco

What to Do in San Francisco If You Don't Have Much Time

A whirlwind itinerary for seeing the best of the City by the Bay—from the depths of Alcatraz to the Top of the Mark—in just one, two, or three days
A statue of George Washington on horseback in the center of a public garden in Boston.

Best Sites to See on Boston's History Trails

Boston is brimming with national historic sites and a great way to see many of them is to walk The Freedom Trail and the Black Heritage Trail. But taking in so much history can be time-consuming, so here are the best of both trails.
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas cruise ship

What I Learned Aboard the World's Biggest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas—the largest passenger vessel ever built—set off on its inaugural sailing with our writer on board. It was his first time at sea, too.
The Durango and Silverton rounds a bend in Colorado

The 10 Most Fun Heritage Railways in America

Looking for a fun day out for families? The many heritage railways in the United States are museums of moving history.
San Diego skyline

What to Do in San Diego If You Don't Have Much Time

A whirlwind itinerary for cramming the best of San Diego in one, two, or three days
A Norwegian Cruise Lines ship sails from Mykonos

How to Pick the Best Cruise for You

Single travelers will pick very different cruises from those traveling with children. The same goes for those looking to get married onboard, travelers with disabilities and others with special needs and tastes. We've broken down which cruiselines are best for each type of traveler.
Outside the pet-friendly Hotel Allegro Chicago. Photo: John Dziekan

Hotel Perks That Hit the Spot

From complimentary bike rentals to free minibar snacks, a dozen of our favorite amenities are available at boutique hotels, luxury hotels, and hotel chains around the world.