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Krista Diamond

Krista Diamond

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Krista Diamond is a freelance travel and lifestyle writer who has written for the New York Times and Huffington Post. She is an expert in Las Vegas and other US cities. 

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The best things to do in South Beach, Miami's iconic oceanfront

The best things to do in South Beach, Miami's iconic oceanfront

Just when you thought you had it pegged, South Beach can still totally surprise you—like when it decided to break up with spring break in 2024. Though the neighborhood’s renowned beaches and elite party scene are among its biggest draws, South Beach is also home to world-class shopping, historic Art Deco architecture and funky hidden gems, including several speakeasy bars and some of the best restaurants in Miami. Whether you’re seeking culture in the form of contemporary art or a very good Cuban croqueta, or just hoping to discover something new, our guide to the best things to do in South Beach has you covered. RECOMMENDED: The best restaurants in South Beach

The best things to do in Houston right now

The best things to do in Houston right now

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the nation, and it celebrates its melting pot reputation while staying true to its Texan roots. That means that yes, everything is bigger here, but you’ll also be met with small-town warmth and hospitality. Whether stepping into quirky museums or stepping it up to award-winning, fine dining restaurants, you’ll get the same, downhome Texan welcome Houston is known for. With 25 distinct neighborhoods, each with its own personality, you could spend a year exploring and still not see everything Houston has to offer. So take our advice and check out the best things to do in Houston on your journey through Space City (more on that below!). This guide was updated by Houston-based writer Rebecca Deurlein. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.  RECOMMENDED:  🍴The best restaurants in Houston🏠The best Houston Airbnbs🇺🇸The best hotels in Houston

The 20 best things to do in San Antonio right now

The 20 best things to do in San Antonio right now

Fancy taking a boat trip to an art gallery, getting lost in fossil caverns, and strolling over a moonlit bridge? You’ve come to the right place. Once a day trip spot, San Antonio has since made a pretty big name for itself as a prime destination – a cultural hotspot with an innovative food scene, and more.  Whether you were drawn to the city for its fantastic annual Fiesta, Dia de los Muertos or even its Book Festival, there’s plenty to discover to extend your trip. San Antonio is home to districts full of character, street food and live music, and its cultural explosion many years ago made room for a buzzing arts and culture scene, with the San Antonio Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum and the DoSeum well worth checking out. It’s also known for its many parks and green spaces, boasting everything from botanical gardens to a Japanese Tea Garden, but it hasn’t lost its Tejano culture and Texan charm along the way. So whether you’re hopping over from Austin or here for the week, check out our full guide to the city. Enjoy, folks. RECOMMENDED: 🌮 The best restaurants in San Antonio🏛️ The best museums in San Antonio🍺 The best bars in San Antonio🏨 The best hotels in San Antonio👪 The best things to do with kids in San Antonio🛏️ The best Airbnbs in San Antonio

The best things to do in Washington, D.C. right now

The best things to do in Washington, D.C. right now

Forget what you thought you knew about Washington, D.C.—the city's got way more to offer than just politics and government buildings—though we’ve got plenty of those, too. From free access to world-class museums to soaking up the sounds and beats of go-go, D.C. has got it all. So, after you snap your obligatory pic with the Lincoln Memorial, consider swinging by Ben's Chili Bowl for a legendary half-smoke. Or take a stroll through some of the nation’s best-kept parks before catching a show at the legendary Kennedy Center. The possibilities are endless and year-round. Here are the top things to do in Washington, D.C. this year. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines. This guide was updated by D.C.-based writer Omnia Saed. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.  RECOMMENDED:👪 The best things to do in Washington D.C. with kids🌿 The best cannabis dispensaries in D.C.🧳 The best day trips from D.C. to get away from it all🍺 The best bars in D.C.🛏️ The best hotels in Washington D.C.🏘️ The best Airbnbs in Washington D.C.

The 19 best things to do in Nashville

The 19 best things to do in Nashville

Visitors flock to Nashville for its incomparable country music scene, poppin’ honky-tonks and fluffy, satisfying hot chicken. And who can blame them? This city does a lot of things really really well, and its culture scene is second to none. In fact, a ‘things to do’ list is where Nashville really shines, with enough comedy and theatre on offer to make sure you never get bored.  You might be heading to Nashville for Live on the Green, Nashville’s huge annual open air concert, for Nashville pride, or possibly for the Tomato Art Fest. But we’d advise booking a longer trip to soak up all that this city has to offer. From free art exhibitions to live music and sports to waterparks, the possibilities are endless in ol’ Nashville Tennessee. It’s also got to be the only place you can get table service at a baseball game. So if you’re ready to take the plunge, indulge yourself in the best things to do in Nashville right now.  RECOMMENDED:🍽️ The best restaurants in Nashville🕺 Guide to the best nightlife in Nashville🥑 The best brunch in Nashville🏠 The best Airbnbs in Nashville 🍗 The best hot chicken in Nashville🏘️ The best places to stay in Nashville

The 18 best things to do with kids in Las Vegas

The 18 best things to do with kids in Las Vegas

Vegas is a lot of fun n’ all, but don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s just for adults. Vegas is a full-blown, jam-packed holiday for all ages, and there is absolutely zero chance of the kids ever getting bored. After all, what’s more fun for a kid than a gondola ride on a fake Venetian river? Hide and seek in a botanical garden? A four-story M&M World?  Nothing, that's what. From 3D film screenings to a real-life chocolate factory, this city was built for kids. After all, Vegas is pretty much a huge, buzzing adventure playground anyway. If you and the family are looking to get out into nature, head to a show or try out a tropical aquarium, you’re guaranteed to love it here. Read on for the best things to do in Vegas right now.  RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Vegas🍴 The best restaurants in Vegas⛰️ The best hidden gems in Vegas🏖️ The best pools in Vegas🏨 The best hotels in Vegas

The best art galleries in Miami to get immersed in the city’s creative scene

The best art galleries in Miami to get immersed in the city’s creative scene

When it comes to art in Miami, it’s not just Basel, baby. Though the annual international art fair on Miami Beach and its litany of star-studded parties and satellite shows draws the most attention each December, there’s so much more art to explore year-round across Miami’s many eclectic neighborhoods. From Wynwood to Allapattah, the Miami Art Deco district and beyond, we’ve scoped out the edgiest enclaves and most creative corners to view and purchase works by local and international artists alike. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy them, either. These best art galleries in Miami are for everyone, from amateurs to connoisseurs to collectors and everything in between. RECOMMENDED: The best museums in Miami for your next culture fix

The best things to do in Miami Beach right now

The best things to do in Miami Beach right now

There’s a reason why when people hear “Miami,” so many of them think of Miami Beach. The colorful oceanfront city is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, world-class shopping, historic architecture and, lest we forget, all those famous South Beach clubs. Even if you live here, it’s easy to get lost in the madness of it all and miss out on so many of the best things to do in Miami Beach. For starters, some of the best restaurants in Miami are in Miami Beach—not to mention quaint cafes, contemporary art museums, wild drag brunches and so much more. You just have to know where to look: Read on for our fully vetted guide to the best things to do in Miami Beach. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in MiamiRECOMMENDED: The best boat rentals in Miami

The 18 best things to do in Salt Lake City

The 18 best things to do in Salt Lake City

With over 220 days of sunshine every year, Salt Lake City is a sought-after spot for a week away. That and all the fantastic ski resorts on offer, of course. So it’s no surprise that over the years, this city has become home to some seriously swanky high-end hotels, resorts and more.  Now, Salt Lake City is full to the brim of fantastic restaurants, hidden speakeasies and salt flats and double-feature drive-ins, and there’s things to do for a romantic getaway or for a kid-friendly family holiday. At the top of our list is, duh, the Utah Olympic Park, but if you’re more of an indoorsy person, then use this list to gallery hop to your heart’s content. Here are the best things to do in Utah right now.  RECOMMENDED:🌯 The best restaurants in Salt Lake City🏨 The best hotels in Salt Lake City🏞️ Where to stay in Zion National Park📍 The ultimate guide to Utah This guide was written by Melissa McGibbon, a writer based in Salt Lake City. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.

24 Hollywood tourist attractions you shouldn’t miss

24 Hollywood tourist attractions you shouldn’t miss

Hollywood boasts an international reputation like no other neighborhood in Los Angeles. But ask your average Angeleno what they think of it and you’ll likely be met with groans. Yes, it’s busy, touristy and often in disrepair. But parts of Hollywood still sparkle with gems of old glamorous hotels and celebrity hangouts along with an emerging urban cityscape and working production scene. Follow our guide to what to see in Hollywood and tour the iconic movie town’s must-visit attractions along with a few stops away from the crowds on the Walk of Fame and Sunset Boulevard. RECOMMENDED: Read more things to do in Hollywood  This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.  

The 10 best things to do in Sedona

The 10 best things to do in Sedona

When you think of Sedona, you’ll probably be thinking of huge, open landscapes, rocky mountain views and hues of rich orange. And there’s a reason for that – Sedona is a special, spiritual place, and you feel it as soon as you enter. But beneath the clear blue skies and huge expanse of sandstone, there is a rich culture to explore.  First, there’s the art. Alongside a ton of free outdoor sculptures, there are a whole collection of great galleries putting on new exhibitions every month. Then there’s the hiking trails, reaching incredible viewpoints (and making for great photos). But don’t miss out on Sedona’s local wineries, vortex sites and crystal shops on offer too. Whatever you’re here for, here are the best things to do in Sedona right now.  RECOMMENDED:🍽️ The best restaurants in Sedona 🏜️ The best places to stay in the Grand Canyon📍 The ultimate guide to Arizona 

The 22 best things to do in Maui

The 22 best things to do in Maui

Maui is exactly what a holiday should be. The second largest island in Hawaii, Maui is filled with the gorgeous beaches and crystal-clear blue waters of your dreams. But it’s not just for sunbathing, and there’s plenty more to explore on this beautiful island. Maui is actually home to fantastic restaurants (yes, there is seafood), hiking trails, volcanoes and a trendy craft beer community. Thought about trying out windsurfing? They’ve got it here. Snorkelling? You got it. Whale watching? You bet. So whatever you’re into, there’s something for you on this Hawaiian island (and we’d advise staying for a full week to check it all out). Read on for the best things to do in Maui right now.  RECOMMENDED:🍽️ The best restaurants in Maui🏘️ The best Airbnbs in Maui🏨 The best hotels in Maui🍻 The best breweries in Maui🏖️ The best Maui beaches