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Just 25 minutes from the Acropolis, an alluring stretch of beachfront beckons with island charm. No ferry required. Skipper's Yacht and Roll Bar is a naval-themed boîte on a stretch of beachfront known as the Athens Riviera. Credit Maria Mavropoulou for The New York Times. By Amy Tara...

California’s Napa Valley is trying hard these days to attract families, aiming to entertain visitors of all ages with hiking, biking, camps and more. Even some vineyards are getting into the game. So busy: At Calistoga Ranch, children can gather eggs from the chicken coop. Calistoga...

You can try stand-up paddleboard yoga inside a 10,000-year-old geothermal cave in Park City, Utah. (Visit Park City) By Amy Tara KochJuly 19 at 6:00 AM Splashing in the waves. Picnicking on the sand. Afternoon strolls along the shoreline.For many, nothing says summer like a beach vacation. Others prefer...

Why should your children have all of the fun? As the temperatures spike and mosquitoes descend, outdoorsy types — even those who haven’t canoed or performed a running cannonball in decades — think back to halcyon summers at overnight camp. Though most adults can’t swing...

Indulge. Schvitz. Repeat: Exotic Fitness Pop Ups For Sybarites First 1came workout boot camps. Then off-the-grid yoga retreats. Next, hotel chains touting celebrity-orchestrated fitness programs. Now, there is another way to travel without leaving your workout behind. Fitness pop -ups in vacation destinations like Capri, Sri...

In Dalston, a dynamic pocket of East London, an edgy arts scene blooms amid repurposed factories, side streets sprinkled with tiny shops, tucked-away public gardens and colorful outdoor markets catering to longtime Afro-Caribbean and Turkish communities. Cool kids and chess-playing old-timers commune over thick Ethiopian...

Go Here, Not There: Magnificent Mile vs. Hyde Park Shops surround the famed Water Tower on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. (Kim Karpeles/Alamy Stock Photo) Chicago’s Magnificent Mile has blue chip shopping, museums, swanky steakhouses and Navy Pier, the popular tourist attraction. Eight miles south, Hyde Park offers...