Going out for drinks doesn’t mean finding the best happy hour money can buy anymore. The uptick of studied bartenders, small-batch spirit makers, and Instagram-worthy locales stretch from coast-to-coast, practically guaranteeing you can find a proper drink wherever you go. Here's our take on 5 U.S. cities for the best cocktails.
On the western shore of Italy's largest lake, Lake Garda, you'll find Gardone Riviera—considered a genuine "botanical garden" where the vegetation of Lake Garda blends with Central European, Mediterranean and sub-tropical plant species. Gardone Riviera offers its guests a striking lakefront boulevard that hosts cultural events and famous Vittoriale degli Italiani, the walled-residence of poet Gabriele d’Annunzio.
Mont-Tremblant—the highest peak in the Laurentian Mountains—is a picturesque dream, home to world-class skiing (voted #1 in Eastern North America by the readers of Ski Magazine), bountiful lakes, Alpine hiking, quaint villages designed for shopping, Scandinavian baths, and even a secluded mountain top casino to try your luck at.
On Missouri's western edge, Kansas City (sometimes making you wonder which state you're in) includes over 17 distinct neighborhoods, such as Country Club Plaza—widely known as the “Rodeo Drive of the Midwest.” The amazing thing about Kansas City is that it’s quite trendy and industrial, but if you need to take a breather from city life, rolling hills are just a short drive away.