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Shopping

Pearl Street Mall
Boulder, Colo. Situated in the heart of downtown Boulder and buzzing with entertainment, local businesses, shopping and dining, Pearl Street Mall’s four-block-long shopping strip offers shoppers a unique experience where people-watching, window-shopping and strolling the streets is all part of the fun.

Rocheport
Rocheport, Mo. Find yourself strolling Rocheport’s peaceful streets where shopping is a relaxing and gratifying experience. With shops and galleries open all year long, Rocheport welcomes visitors during every season. Shop for art, antiques, home décor, pottery and ceramics, handwovens, jewelry and more.

Highland Park Village in Dallas, Texas, is a top shopping destination.  Photo by Peter A. Calvin, courtesy highland park village.
Highland Park Village in Dallas, Texas, is a top shopping destination. Photo by Peter A. Calvin, courtesy highland park village.

Downtown Eureka Springs
Eureka Springs, Ark. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this destination is about more than great finds. Its unique architecture is the perfect backdrop to a stroll along its narrow, rolling streets. Weave in and out of antique, art and clothing boutiques and leave with a bit of history in your bag.

Highland Park Village
Dallas, Texas At Highlight Park Village, shopping is paired with the village’s rich history, a legacy that makes it a one-of-a-kind shopping destination. Constructed in 1931, Highland Park became the first shopping center in America. Its high-quality style and apparel continue enticing nationwide shoppers for a stroll through the village.

Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, Kan. Coined the “Crown Jewel” of Kansas City, The Plaza’s more-than-150 shops nestled in its 15-block district charm shoppers from around the country. High-end fashion stores and those local to Kansas City mix and mingle allowing delighted shoppers to uncover boutiques, couture clothiers, chocolatiers, salons and fine jewelry stores all in one location.

Relaxation

Spa Anjali
Avon, Colo. More than 27,000 square feet of Beaver Creek Resort is home to Spa Anjali, which provides its guests escape into tranquility with healing traditions from the Rockies, Alps and Himalayas. Restore your mind and body with masks, wraps, massages, facials, meditation, yoga classes and nature hikes. Amenities include an outdoor saline lap pool, three infinity hot tubs and access to its Athletic Club.

Buckstaff is the only operational bathhouse left on bathhouse row in hot springs, Ark. Photo courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks and Recreation.
Buckstaff is the only operational bathhouse left on bathhouse row in hot springs, Ark. Photo courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks and Recreation.

Bathhouse Row
Hot Springs, Ark. The Historic Bath House Row in downtown Hot Springs includes eight bathhouse buildings, all constructed before 1923. The only bathhouse that remains operational today, Buckstaff helps its visitors experience one-of-a-kind relaxation with thermal mineral baths and Swedish-style massages.

Miraval Life in Balance 

Relax at the peaceful and serene Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in New Mexico. Photo by Julien McRoberts.
Relax at the peaceful and serene Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in New Mexico. Photo by Julien McRoberts.

Tucson, Ariz. Miraval Spa focuses on the whole body when guiding its guests to rejuvenation. Ayurveda, body renewals rituals, energy balancing, hair, skin and nail care, massages, specialty bodywork and more will leave guests relaxed and restored.

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
Ojo Caliente, N.M.  A peaceful and serene destination, Ojo is the only hot spring worldwide with four different minerals in its water. Those who submerge into its pools resurface renewed and rejuvenated. Escape to one of Ojo’s three outdoor pools for private relaxation. Cleanse in a mud bath or enjoy soothing massages, water therapy and other relaxing treatments.

Peaks Resort & Spa
Telluride, Colo. Breathe in the beauty surrounding this Rocky Mountain resort and release all unwanted stress. As Colorado’s largest spa, Peaks will help you sink into serenity through its spa treatments and salon services. Go deeper with meditation, yoga, pilates and an oxygen lounge.

Entertainment

Austin, Texas, has a thriving and vibrant music scene.
Austin, Texas, has a thriving and vibrant music scene.

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Austin, Texas Austin has always been a music mecca. Stubb’s opened in 1968 in Lubbock. In the 1970s, music and Stubb’s were magnetic, with the likes of Joe Ely, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash sharing their sounds. Now in Austin, the Stubb’s name continues its legendary stature, as does the music played there.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Colo. Known as one of the greatest entertainment venues in the world, Red Rocks’ stage welcomes some of the best artists in the industry. The incredible red rocks the venue is named for jet upward, enclosing the venue and amplifying its sounds, and when the sun has set, the sky is absolutely breathtaking. A trip to Red Rocks is a trip to another world.

Red rock Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., is a trip to another world.  Photo by Stevie Crecelius, courtesy City & county of Denver.
Red rock Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., is a trip to another world.
Photo by Stevie Crecelius, courtesy City & county of Denver.

100 Shows, One City
Branson, Mo. Branson is buzzing with entertainment and fun. With more than 40 stages scattered throughout this colorful city, show tunes, rock concerts, acrobats, rodeos, theater, museums, theme parks and more bring Branson to life. However long the stay, whichever shows are seen, Branson gets a standing ovation.

Festival Season

Wakarusa Festival
Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, Ark.
June 4-7

Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Telluride, Colo.
June 18-21

Arise Music Festival
Loveland, Colo.
Aug. 7-9

Telluride Film Festival
Telluride, Colo.
Aug. 29 – Sept. 1

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque, N.M.
Oct. 3-11

Austin City Limits Festival
Austin, Texas
Oct. 3-5 and 10-12

Voodoo Music Experience
New Orleans
Oct. 31 – Nov. 1

Fun Fun Fun Fest
Austin, Texas
Nov. 6-8

OKRA Charity Saloon in Houston donates 100 percent of its proceeds to charity. Photo by Julie Soefer, courtesy Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
OKRA Charity Saloon in Houston donates 100 percent of its proceeds to charity. Photo by Julie Soefer, courtesy Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Food and Drink

Wineries and Breweries
Albuquerque, N.M. onoma and Napa aren’t the only two Western regions that produce fabulous wine. Plan a trip to Albuquerque and tour its many wineries and breweries for a different tasting experience that’s closer to home. Also look out for its wine, beer and culinary festivals throughout the year.

The Big Easy crab-shutterstock_80851735
New Orleans, La. nly a 10-hour drive stands in the way of a long-weekend getaway in New Orleans, where flavors and dishes unique to The Big Easy are hard to replicate anywhere else. Gumbo, crawfish, jambalaya, red beans and rice, beignets, po-boys and more are exceptional served up in this easy-living town.

Keel’s Creek Winery
Eureka Springs, Ark. ncork and unwind at Keel’s Creek, an eight-acre plot that has been cultivating eight varieties of grapes for the last 10 years. Just three miles from the Eureka Springs’ city limit, Keel’s Creek offers tasters a selection of flavors right across our border.

Space City
Houston, Texas ouston boasts more than 10,000 restaurants offering flavors from more than 70 countries, and while new restaurants continue to open their doors to hungry patrons, there’s something about the decade-old tastes around the city that serve up a bit of history with their bites.

Food and Wine Classic
Aspen, Colo.  very June, the three-day Food and Wine Classic in Aspen attracts tasters from across the country with more than 70 celebrity chefs and wine experts who offer up great bites and sips, lead wine seminars and host cooking demonstrations.