Sort by: DatePopularity
  • 15 things to do on the Las Vegas Strip

    15 things to do on the Las Vegas Strip

    January 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    A dazzling oasis where forty million people a year let their hair down, Las Vegas has made a fine art of indulging its visitors’ every appetite. From its ever-changing architecture to cascading chocolate fountains, adrenaline-pumping zip lines and jaw-dropping stage shows, everything is built to thrill. The Strip is where the real action is, a... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • 6 reasons why Montana is the star of America’s west

    6 reasons why Montana is the star of America’s west

    December 23rd, 2015Eric Grossman
    insert_drive_file Article5 min read

    America’s fourth largest state, Montana is bigger than Germany or Japan. Despite the presence of some of the nation’s fastest highways, the drive from one side to the other takes around twelve hours. Fortunately, many of the state’s most treasured destinations and experiences are clustered in the rugged western portion, making it less daunting for the... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • The most romantic places in the USA

    The most romantic places in the USA

    December 10th, 2015Phoebe Lowndes
    camera_alt Gallery

    Read more chevron_right
  • On the trail of the real Twin Peaks in the USA

    On the trail of the real Twin Peaks in the USA

    December 9th, 2015Kris Griffiths
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    It’s been 25 years since we first saw the famous Twin Peaks waterfall disgorging through the show’s opening credits, and the town’s kooky characters speaking enigmatically over their cherry pies in the local diner. David Lynch’s masterwork was so effective in evoking this small-town atmosphere because he used actual localities of Washington State in the... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • The best city breaks in the USA

    The best city breaks in the USA

    November 10th, 2015Emma Gibbs
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    There are so many great US cities that there’s almost too much choice when planning a short break. Whether you want to chase the sunshine, stuff yourself silly, or check out the best local beats, we’ve got it covered. These are the best US cities for a weekend away. Best for music: Austin, Texas Austin does a great job... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • Lunenburg: Canada’s most colourful town

    Lunenburg: Canada’s most colourful town

    October 29th, 2015Stuart Forster
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    Twenty years ago the facades of the wood-built buildings in Lunenburg, a UNESCO-listed fishing town in Nova Scotia, were white with black trimming. The only exceptions were the red buildings down by the wharf. But in 2007 the new owners of the Mariner King Inn kickstarted a trend. They decided to repaint their multi-building property,... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • Isla de las Muñecas: Mexico’s terrifying island of haunted dolls

    Isla de las Muñecas: Mexico’s terrifying island of haunted dolls

    October 22nd, 2015Colt St. George
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    They hang from trees and clothes lines. Bits of plastic bodies jammed onto fenceposts and nailed to cabin doors, decaying heads strewn among the island’s greenery, gazing at visitors through insect-infested eye-sockets. Welcome to Mexico‘s Isla de las Muñecas, or Island of Dolls. Located deep in Xochimilco, a borough just 28km south of Mexico City, the Isla de las Muñecas... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • 8 things you didn’t know you could do in Ontario, Canada

    8 things you didn’t know you could do in Ontario, Canada

    October 8th, 2015Lynn Houghton
    insert_drive_file Article5 min read

    There’s more to see in Canada’s most populated province than ice hockey, forests and freely flowing maple syrup – and some of it’s pretty weird. From the world’s largest Elvis Presley festival, to axe throwing ranges in Toronto, here are just a few things you didn’t know you could do in Ontario. 1. Drink Dead Elephant Ale... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • 20 places to embrace the great outdoors in the USA

    20 places to embrace the great outdoors in the USA

    October 1st, 2015Rachel Mills
    camera_alt Gallery

    Read more chevron_right
  • San Antonio Missions: a guide to one of the newest UNESCO sites

    San Antonio Missions: a guide to one of the newest UNESCO sites

    September 25th, 2015Donna Dailey
    insert_drive_file Article5 min read

    Strung along a 10 mile stretch of the San Antonio River, five Spanish missions shimmer in the south Texas sun. Built in the early 1700s, with ornate limestone churches and picturesque bell towers, they make up the largest collection of Spanish Colonial architecture in the USA. In July 2015 the San Antonio missions were designated... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • A Mexican food adventure: the best restaurants in Mexico City

    A Mexican food adventure: the best restaurants in Mexico City

    September 22nd, 2015Eric Grossman
    insert_drive_file Article6 min read

    Spicy chiles aside, there’s no hotter dining city in North America than the capital of Mexico. Since it was first established by the Aztecs in the fourteenth century, Mexico City has sprawled in every direction, and today the metro area contains upwards of 21 million people. As the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world, Mexico... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right
  • Diehard Detroit: video captures the city’s bright future

    Diehard Detroit: video captures the city’s bright future

    September 16th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
    videocam Video

    Detroit has been much maligned over the last decade. The largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, in the summer of 2013, it became the poster child for urban blight. As industry moved out, photographers moved in, fed by an online fascination with “ruin porn”. Hundreds came to see the beauty of Detroit’s crumbling... Read more »

    Read more chevron_right

Travel offers; book through Rough Guides

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month