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December is a time when a lot of Europe is preparing for Christmas. I've been to Christmas markets in several Swiss cities, and they're fun. More generally, if this is your first time in Europe, I strongly recommend Barcelona and Seville... See More
I would say the hip neighborhood is just west of the Grove Street PATH station (PATH is light rail folks in JC use to go to Newark, Hoboken and New York City.) Grand Sichuan is kind of a hole in the wall with very authentic Mainland Chinese food,... See More
If you get decent weather, take a walk in High Line Park -- a reclaimed elevated rail line on the West Side. There will be other public spaces like this in other cities, but this is the original. If you're having dinner in the theater district,... See More
If you enjoy the casinos...AC has them. That's about all that can be said for it. Its best days are behind it -- it's decaying and looking for a new identity. I wouldn't worry about it being unsafe, if you stick to the Boardwalk area. You... See More
I'm not much of a country music fan, I'm not drawn to "luxury" resorts and I hate theme parks. With those as constraints...what are the best places to visit in the Midwestern US? Best cities (other than Chicago, which I know pretty well)? Best state or national... See More
Drive the Pacific Coast Highway -- ideally all the way from San Francisco to Los Angeles, but if not, at very least go out Highway 92 to Half Moon Bay, then head south to Pescadero State Beach -- not great for swimming, but just... See More
If you have theater tickets and need a place to eat in the Times Square area, we had a good meal around Christmastime at Osteria al Doge -- not one of the crowded tourist traps in that neighborhood. See More