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Cannabis Week Denver 4/20 Fest 2020 Get the best of all the 420 Colorado Cannabis Week Deals, Events , and Parties.
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Denver 420 Festival Events .
Denver’s 4/20 celebration is the date everyone has been waiting to experience this year.
On 4/20/2020, you can expect Denver to host a range of 420 concerts, music festivals and yes, a lot of cannabis smoking.
The Mile High Festival is hosting one of the world’s largest cannabis events this year at Civic Center Park, near Colorado’s State Capitol.
It is anticipated that the event will bring in or 50,000 cannabis enthusiast.
The event is 100% free and include 420 concerts locals and a 420 music stage that will headline top acts and world renowned artists from across the country.
Artists and musicians have yet to be named, but we will update when the schedule goes live.
Bookmark this page, and be the first to know and get the best 420 deals.
Welcome to Colorado Cannabis Week 2020!.
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Colorado Cannabis Tours Afterparty only $99

Join us this April 20th for an after party the likes of which you’ve never seen.
Live DJ, Hors D’oeuvres, Beer, Wine, Infused Mocktails, Live Glass Blowing, Live painting and much much more.
This party takes place on Saturday, April 20 from 9-Midnight.
Get your spot secured at this event early by registering for our baller 4/20 2020 package or purchasing your ticket now.
More events coming soon, be sure to check back for more details.
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The Original Colorado Cannabis Tour 4/17-4/21

Come see what makes Colorado Cannabis Tours Denver’s Best and longest running Marijuana Tour.
With exclusive access to Medicine Man Denver’s state of the art marijuana growing facility, the newest, most luxurious party buses and limos and the only tour with a live glass blowing demonstrations, our experience can’t be duplicated.
Daily 420 weekend tour deals available starting at $89, discounts available for larger groups and package deals.
Hurry and book now, we’re certain to sell out every date.
Book your 420 friendly hotel, cannabis related classes or 420 packages for great savings.
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April 17th – 4/21 10am and 1pm $89.
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For dates outside of the 17th and 21th see our Tours Page Listing.
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Must be at least 21 years of age with valid US issued ID or passport.
Paper extensions do NOT provide access to the grow or dispensaries!” Hash, Concentrates, and Terpenes Tour only $79!.
Join one of our expert extract artists for a hands-on, in depth class and demonstration on extract production.
During this 3 hour class you’ll learn about terpene profiles, rosin tech, ethanol extraction, and BHO technologies.
Your expert will take you via 420-Friendly bus to a local grow and extraction facility to see how it all happens.
Once back at our lounge, you will get the chance to use your own flower and participate in a hands-on demo!!.
Classes offered 4/17, 4/18, 4/19 and 4/20 at 1pm for $79 each.
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Canna-Brew Tour.
Brewery and Grow Facility Tour only $79.
4/17-4/20.
During this 4/20 weekend in 2020 we are hosting our Cannabrew Tour for multiple dates!.
Meet up with other Microbrew enthusiasts to travel 420-style to River North Brewery to try a flight of unique Colorado beers!.
The group then heads to a state-of-the-art grow facility to learn more about the growing process with Expert Cannabrew guide Bam.
If you are looking for a tour that isn’t JUST about cannabis, but also includes some of the best brews our fair city has to offer, this is the tour for you.
This is a B.
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The flight of beer is complimentary with your tour!.
Please consume responsibly.
4/17, 4/18, 4/19, and 4/20 at 4pm $79 per person.
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Must be at least 21 years of age with valid US issued ID or passport.
Introductory Cooking with Cannabis Class.
Cannabis Cooking Class every day from 4/17-4/20 ONLY $89!.
Join chef Roilty in the kitchen for an in-depth, hands on 2 1/2 hour class, detailing basic and advanced cannabis culinary techniques.
Learn different methods of infusion and how to perfect your cannabis cooking skills and dosages, whether you’re an edibles expert, or it’s your first time in the canna-kitchen.
You can enjoy your tasty treats in class while learning, and there is plenty of time to ask questions, so you can take your new-found skills back home with you.
This class is taught in a professional cooking school.
Please note, this is a BYOC event, shatter must be brought to the event for infusing your meal with.
April 17 – 20 – $89.
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Infused Dinner Party – 4/17 through 4/20 ONLY $94!.
Join our head cannabis chef for a evening of culinary decadence.
This is a private gathering of Cannabis enthusiasts in a 420-friendly and relaxing setting.
Each meal is a full 3-course cannabis infused experience.
Gluten-free and vegetarian choices available, please notify Cannabis tours ahead of time if you have an allergy or dietary restrictions.
Each meal will be lightly-heavily infused based on the customer’s desire.
Please note, this is a BYOC event, shatter must be brought to the event for infusing your meal with.
Seating is limited to 25 people, so please book well in advance.
Doors open at 7:30, first course begins at 8:00.
4/17-4/20 7:30pm – $94/ea.
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Colorado Cannabis Week Puff Pass Paint Classes.
Puff, Pass and Paint 4/17-4/20 ONLY $49!.
Join our team of talented artists for Denver’s world famous Puff, Pass & Paint.
Classes offered 4/17-4/20 from 9:00pm-11:00pm.
Each class will be taught by one of our highly trained expert artists that will guide you through the creative process as you create your own Mile High Masterpiece to take home with you.
We will provide the supplies needed, but make sure to wear clothes you are not afraid to get paint on!.
Class sizes are extremely limited, book now to ensure your seat during the 4/20 Denver Festivities!!!” April 17th-20th at 9pm $49.
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4/20 Colorado Cannabis Week Puff, Pass and Pottery Class.
Puff, Pass, and Pottery 4/16 ONLY $69.00!.
Remember getting busted in art class constructing a ceramic bong.
Maybe you called it a vase and didn’t get detention… well, worry no more friends.
Join our expert ceramic artist for a 2-hour 420 friendly Pot-tery session.
Design an ashtray, sculpture or other creative piece of art with personalized instruction from the artist, then add your own twist with customized coloring and glaze.
Kiln firing is included and so is shipping for out-of-state guests.
This is the class for the hands-on stoner!.
April 16th at 7:00pm – $69.

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5 Event Package only $249!.
Take the best value out of 5 of our one-of-a-kind signature events to create an 4/20 itinerary to keep you and your friends HIGHLY entertained during your Denver 420 adventure.
This package is worth over $300, but for a limited time we’ll be offering these signature events for only $249.
We’re selling only a limited amount of these, so hurry up and book now.
This package includes: Infused Dinner.
Puff, Pass and Paint.
Puff, Pass and Pottery.
Concentrates and Terpenes Class.
The Essential Cannabis Tour.
Limited Amount Available – $249 per person.
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Baller 420 2020 Package – starting at $2499!*.
Take our Hotel and Original Cannabis Tour package, add vape friendly lux suv transportation to each event, our after party at the Cannabis Creative and our Cannabis Infused Dinner for the ultimate in lux 420 experiences.
Switch to our luxury vape and dab only hotel for the ultimate luxury vacation, call for pricing.
EXTREMELY Limited Availability – $2499 per person!.
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History of 4/20 Week Denver events

Denver becomes Colorado’s go-to cannabis destination for 420 events and cannabis celebration after the University of Colorado began shutting down its Boulder campus on that day in 2012.
People flocked from around the country and globe for the world-renowned 420 Denver Cannabis Cup, but in 2016, the High Times Cannabis Cup was rejected in Denver and ensnared in bureaucracy due to city permitting issues.
The main attractions during April 20th Colorado Cannabis Week in Denver are now the 420 concerts, the rally held in Civic Center Park and the Mile High 420 Festival.
Learn More: – What is 420 Friendly.
Meaning Behind the New Vibes in America.
– How We Upped Our Colorado Cannabis Week 420 Game.
– Quickie: WTF Happened With The Cannabis Cup.
Mile High 420 Festival & Colorado Cannabis Rally.
As the first state to legalize cannabis, Colorado has a unique history with the marijuana movement.
As a result, The Mile High 420 Festival draws advocates and enthusiasts from around the world, with a goal to fight the stigma while celebrating the booming cannabis industry in the Mile High city of Denver.
Part of the 420 fest is lots of cannabis friendly events and concerts.
The 420 Rally seeks to carry on the tradition set by Governor Pothead Ken Gorman, who began what is now the largest gathering and most prolific gathering of smokers in the world.
The Denver 420 Rally has been leading the march for cannabis freedom for over 20 years, and every year tens of thousands of cannabis enthusiasts gather in Denver’s Civic Center Park to celebrate cannabis culture and community.
It is indeed a sight to behold.
The Mile High 420 Festival is an entirely free festival, which opens at 10am and continues until 6:00pm on April 20th, 2020.
The entire downtown shuts down for the festival, and headline entertainment includes top acts and world-renowned artists from across the country, as well as a local music stage, presenting some of the best performers from around Colorado.
While 2020’s lineup has not yet been announced, last year’s headliners included Lil Wayne, Lil Jon, The Original Wailers, Inner Circle, Taylor Alexander and bluegrass band WhiteWater Ramble.
Learn More: – Mile High 420 Festival.
– Denver 420 Rally Website.
Denver High Times Cannabis Cup.
The first legal High Times Cannabis Cup held in the United States happened in Denver in April of 2013, and was a sold-out event of 10,000 people, with shoulder-to-shoulder crowds for the 420 celebrations, relentless displays of commerce, and overwhelming clouds of marijuana smoke.
It was the largest ever attendance for any Cannabis Cup festival, which is organized by High Times magazine.
The Cannabis Cup in Denver continued to be the go-to destination worldwide for cannabis events during 4/20 week, until 2016, when the city denied the event permit.
While this year’s 420 Cannabis Cup will be held in Sacramento, California, the Mile High City will still be bustling with 50,000 visitors to attend Colorado Cannabis Week, The Mile High 420 Festival, the Denver 420 Rally at Civic Center Park, and special events like tours, classes, and parties all week.

Learn More: – High Times Cannabis Cup

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About Scenic Byway 12.
Utah’s Scenic Byway 12 has become a destination for those seeking spectacular views of the regions well known natural arches and canyons.
Highway 12 weaves its way through nine historic towns each known for their pioneer heritage and unique local culture .
Below are some highlights to look for when passing through:Panguitch- One of 2 entry points to UT Scenic Byway 12 and located just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park .

Henrieville- Less than 10 minutes from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Escalante- Scenic drive past the Canaan Peak and Barney Top

Boulder- Anasazi Indian State Park and Museum located here

Torrey- Second of 2 entry points to UT Scenic Byway 12 and home to Capitol Reef National Park .
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Kodachrome Basin.
Escalante Petrified Forest.

Anasazi Indian State Parks and Museum

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

1.8 million-acre Dixie National Forest

Bryce Canyon National Park .
Capitol Reef National Park .

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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Utah’s Scenic Byway 12 passes through several small towns rich in history

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British Colonial Hilton Day Pass $100 US per adult $50 US per child (5 – 11 years) free children 4 years and under CHECK AVAILABILITY Situated on Downtown Nassau’s only Private Beach, and within walking distance of your cruise ship terminal, The Nassau Hilton Day Pass offers families and couples an ideal location for a relaxing on the beach or by the pool.
Enjoy all the comforts of this first class and historical property.
Relax on a sandy white beach and enjoy the beautiful view, the turquoise waters and the gentle tropical breezes.

Enjoy a dip in Nassau’s beautiful waters

or relax by the beautiful seaside pool.
This beautiful resort is recommended for families and couples.

Your Nassau Hilton Day Pass is offered exclusively for our Nassau Cruise Ship Passengers

Nassau is a world renowned tropical paradise and our special Resort Day Pass allows you to experience the best that Nassau has to offer.
You are within walking distance of downtown and all the great shopping and historical sites.
The relaxing laid back nature of this location makes this a perfect romantic getaway for couples looking to avoid the masses on the cruise ship organized beach breaks.
It is also ideal for families who will appreciate the comforts that only the Hilton can provide.
For the comfort of our Clients , and the resort guests, our capacity for this special package is limited each day so be sure to book your space early.
Be sure to email us as soon as possible to check availability for this popular excursion and we will send you additional details for this popular option in Nassau.
The Nassau Resort Day pass operates by giving a $40usd food and beverage credit voucher per adult and a 20usd voucher per child which may be used at the excellent poolside restaurant with increadible harbor views.
If an all you can eat and drink day pass is more to your liking, consider our Riu Resort Day Pass on Paradise Island , (for all ages), or the Breezes Resort on Cable Beach (for ages 14 and up only) Excursion Highlights.
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Our Top 25  Destination s.
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It’s hard to believe that we’ve been married for more than 25 years.
(It’s not that we’re surprised we’re still married — it’s that we can’t believe it’s been 25 years since our wedding day!) If there’s one theme that’s been a big part of our quarter-century together, it’s travel.
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John, USVI, 2004 Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2001 The Big Apple, 2000 Budapest, Hungary.

2001 The big day in 1989 Tanzania

2005 Lake Geneva, WI, 1999 Cinque Terre, Italy, 2001 Uluru, Australia, 2010 Over the past 25 years, we’ve been lucky enough to visit four continents, 33 countries, 37 US states, and 42 US national parks.
(Yes, we’re listers.) We decided to extend our 25th anniversary celebration to our blog by listing our 25 favorite travel destinations.
(We’re looking forward to spending the next 25 years adding to the list!) Virgin Islands National Park, St.
John, USVI.
Great Barrier Reef , Australia.
Serengeti National Park , Tanzania.
Cinque Terre, Italy.
Gimmelwald, Switzerland .
Hallstatt, Austria.
Sydney, Australia.

National Park of American Samoa

Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Paris, France.
Exmouth, Western Australia.
Monteverde, Costa Rica .
Glacier Bay National Park , Alaska, USA.
Wrangell-St.
Elias National Park, Alaska, USA.
Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA.
Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia.
Washington, DC, USA.
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA.
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, USA.
New York, New York, USA.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
San Francisco, California, USA.
Honorable mentions: Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks, Alaska, USA; Chicago, Illinois, .

USA; and of course our go-to destination:  the Oregon coast

Of course, even after 25 years, we still love exploring our hometown, the Rose City of Portland, Oregon.
It doesn’t exactly qualify as a travel destination for us because we live here. But we certainly recommend it as a travel destination for those who don’t.
We had a ton of fun compiling the list and revisiting our fantastic travel memories, but we have to admit that ranking them was tough — how can you compare a beachside resort in Mexico with the wildlife and views of the mountains?.
Ask us tomorrow, and we’d probably shuffle the rankings.
Wherever your travel adventures take you, we hope that you enjoy your week or your weekend as much as we’ve enjoyed traveling together over the past 25 years.
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The 25 Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend

Sometimes you just want to get away and explore a totally new city. And for that, we’ve got you covered. It just so happens Thrillist has massive, comprehensive travel guides to great American cities like NOLA, San Diego, Miami, Austin, and Vegas (spoiler: all on this list). From bars and restaurants, iconic foods, and live tunes, to museums, outdoor activities, and where to stay (not to mention beaches, parks, and ease of getting around), we know what it takes to have a damn good time in a new place.

Which is why we tapped our crack staff of writers and editors across the country to whittle down 300-plus American cities (with populations over 90k) to the absolute 25 best for spending three days. It wasn’t easy, but, in the end, we came up with a bucket list we think stands up to the test. And one we think you’ll want to start working your way through right away.

25. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Must eat/drink: Smoked pheasant, or some other wild game cooked only as South Dakotans can do it, at Parker’s Bistro

Don’t leave without: Walking around the entire city. The great thing about Sioux Falls is that you can literally walk through Downtown (and the sculpture walk) to the serene Falls Park, and then back through East Bank, in an afternoon. The city is impeccably clean and its cutting-edge restaurants (like CH Patisserie, one of the 21 best bakeries in America) and breweries can hold their own against any from a city 10 times the size. Hit Monks House of Ale Repute on the right weekend, and it’ll be sampling beers from all over the Midwest in the courtyard.

Weekend highlights: It’s South Dakota, so maybe going in February isn’t really the move. But in the summer, you can have a great weekend there for a fraction of what you would spend in a larger town, and the walkability, cleanliness, and proximity to wilderness (Palisades State Park is only about 30 minutes away) make it a great city to try for a few days. Plus, the local hockey and basketball teams not only sell out their games, but play in two of the cooler arenas in all of minor-league sports: the Denny Sanford Premier Center and the Sanford Pentagon. — Matt Meltzer, Thrillist contributor

Kansas City Barbecue
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24. Kansas City, Missouri
Must eat/drink: Ribs at Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Don’t leave without: Touring Boulevard Brewing and drinking something you can’t get elsewhere at the tap room

Weekend highlights: Put simply, Kansas City is a blast. It’s one of those under-appreciated cities more people should move to — spend a weekend here and you’ll get why. You’re clearly going to want to OD on barbecue at some point, and a pilgrimage to (no longer Oklahoma!) Joe’s is a must for any fan of meat and happiness (though don’t sleep on the burnt-end game at LC’s). But it’s not all about barbecue. It’s also a legendary steak town! Skip the chains and snag a butchered-to-order bone-in filet at Anton’s. A trip through brewing powerhouse Boulevard (and a few hours in its massive taproom) is a no-doubter for any beer lover, and seeing some famous bass player jump into an impromptu jazz set at the Green Lady Lounge is a can’t-miss for any music lover.

Take some time out to amble around singular museum experiences like the National World War I Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, but also set aside an evening to eat and drink your way through Westport, down next-level candlelit cocktails at Julep, devour a house-smoked brisket burger at Char Bar (it had been a few hours since you had smoked meat, you were starting to twitch), and get down on some Beard Award-winning fine dining at Bluestem, whose fried chicken-slinging farm-to-table offshoot, Rye, will leave your taste buds forever changed. To review: definitely eat all the barbecue you possibly can, but leave room for more, because Kansas City’s doing too many other things well right now to ignore them. It isn’t one of the country’s seven most underrated food towns for nothing. — Joe Tharp, Thrillist contributor

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23. Providence, Rhode Island
Must eat/drink: Pizza at Al Forno

Don’t leave without: Checking out Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art, with over 84,000 objects housed on six floors. If you’re into history (or architecture), the Rhode Island State House is a definite visit. It has the fourth-largest self-supporting dome in the entire world, and once past security, you’re free to roam the halls or sign up for a tour. If you’re more of a shopper, head Downtown to Westminster St, an Etsy-like emporium of stores peddling tons of locally made finds. Or, if you plan ahead, reserve a spot in one of Johnson & Wales’ three-hour cooking courses — you’ll learn how to prepare everything from pastries to Indian cuisine. And finally, if your getaway is in a warmer month, do not miss Providence’s WaterFire, when they set the river ablaze (but not in a Cleveland-in-the-’60s kind of way).

Weekend highlights: The academic and artistic talents of Providence’s community run deep, largely due to the presence of an outstanding art school (RISD), an Ivy League university (Brown), and one of the nation’s top culinary schools (Johnson & Wales). Providence is an oft-overlooked mecca of cultural offerings and intelligent, interesting people. Pedestrian-friendly streets and amazing architecture make this city a perfect place to stroll aimlessly. The state’s access to the freshest seafood and local produce makes the culinary offerings second to none, and there is always something happening, from hockey games at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to art gallery openings and exhibits. Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but Providence proves that bigger isn’t always better. — Sarah Anderson, Thrillist contributor

Geno’s Philadelphia
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22. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Must eat/drink: Cheesesteak, duh. Get one at Pat’s. Or Geno’s. Or Pat’s. Wait, Geno’s. Aw, f***k it, get one at one of these places.

Don’t leave without: While pics near the Rocky statue after you run up the art museum’s steps or at Pat’s and Geno’s in South Philly (aka “cheesesteak Vegas”) will probably generate the most interest on your social media feeds, if you want to quietly take in Philly’s cobblestone charm, snap up a sundae from Old City’s Franklin Fountain and stroll around the historic district. Or, head to Rittenhouse Square and read that book you’ve been meaning to finish while the city hums in the background.

Weekend highlights: Philly is more than Wing Bowl insanity, Rocky nostalgia, and gooey cheesesteaks; it’s a vibrant, unpretentious, blue-collar town and a perfect three-day destination. Between the world-class museums — the Barnes Foundation is a must-see — the gorgeous parks, peaceful walking trails, rockin’ live-music scene, and excellent food and drink, you will have a blast (even on a tight budget). In fact, with a little insider knowledge, you can find all kind of fun on the cheap. If you like a little culture mixed in with friendly comfort, Philly is the perfect place to visit. — Anna Goldfarb, Thrillist Philadelphia contributor

21. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Must eat/drink: The Pitts-burger at Primanti Brothers (it’s a cliche for a reason, people) and Iron City Beer — preferably at the same time

Don’t leave without: Going out in Shadyside on Friday night, and curing your hangover with a trip to the Strip District the next morning

Weekend highlights: To many, Pittsburgh is the new crown jewel of the Rust Belt. An ex-steel town that’s evolved into a hotbed for medical, financial, and film professionals, it’s one of the most prosperous cities for young folks in the country. And you know what young people like to do? As Andrew W.K. would say, “Party.” It’s the quintessential big-ish, small-ish city, where you will almost definitely run into people you know on a night out — but as long as you’re not on the frat-tastic Southside, you probably won’t mind.

Pittsburgh may be known as a sports-crazy town, and shit — it really is. While the six-ring Steelers have a stranglehold on the hearts of ‘Burgh fans, you’d be remiss not to visit the jaw-droppingly beautiful PNC Park, with its panoramic view of the city and ball team that can actually play for once in two decades. And the city’s art scene is surprisingly vibrant, the main attraction being hometown boy Andy Warhol’s palatial museum, complete with its very own balloon room.

For drinks and eats in a distinct setting, it’s hard to find a better joint than Church Brew Works — a brewpub forged out of an abandoned church in the city’s Strip District (sadly devoid of any actual strippers). Cap the night off with a drive up Mount Washington (suckers take the incline) and a nighttime view of the city of three rivers. And seriously, don’t talk shit about the Stillers if you value your front teeth. — Wil Fulton, staff writer

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20. Cleveland, Ohio
Must eat/drink: Burning River pale ale at Great Lakes Brewing

Don’t leave without: Figuring out that Cleveland actually does rock (and no, you won’t run into Drew Carey). It’s the Midwestern city at the butt of 80% of fictitious origin-story jokes, but it doesn’t really give a shit that it’s misunderstood — because while you were snickering, it was building up a bevy of culture without running up costs like larger cities. It has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (fun tip: if you’re in a band, bring a physical copy of your music — you’ll get in for free), a stunning new art museum, and a world-renowned orchestra. Walk pockets of town — Lakeview, Ohio City, Tremont, and, perhaps the most literal and longstanding example, Coventry — exploding with new energy and old charm in tandem.

Weekend highlights: Downtown is better than it’s ever been, and the strip that is East 4th St, forever partitioned for pedestrians, is the only block you need for a Saturday night: eat at one of Zack Bruell or Jonathon Sawyer’s restaurants, catch a show at the mid-sized House of Blues, and hit the Jack Casino (inside the old Higbee’s, where Ralphie saw the bottom of Santa’s boot in A Christmas Story) for a nightcap and roll of the dice. Go to the nearby Hofbrauhaus during brunch for a full-fledged liter-beer-drinking romp and latkes, soundtracked with live polka. This is as Ohio as it gets, and you will love it. — Leanne Butkovic, features editor

19. Washington, DC
Must eat/drink: DC has arguably the best Ethiopian restaurants in the country. The go-to spot is Dukem, located on popular U St — order a combo sampler and throw some tibs on there for good measure.

Don’t leave without: Visiting the pandas at the National Zoo — the cub, Bei Bei, just made his debut this January

Weekend highlights: Visitors to DC can have an amazing time without spending a lot of cash. There are a ton of super-cheap places to eat and a slew of fantastic, totally free things to do, like visiting world-class museums, monuments, memorials, botanical gardens, the aforementioned zoo, and the roof of the Kennedy Center — which offers breathtaking views. It’s also a great biking city: ride down the Mount Vernon Trail, pedal from Nats Park to Kingman Island, or make a beeline for killer local brewery DC Brau.

After all this exercise and thriftiness, you can blow some ducats on a meal at any of José Andrés’ small-plate joints (worth it), and catch a show at Rock & Roll Hotel, U Street Music Hall, the 9:30 Club, or the Black Cat — you might not think of DC as a place that throws down, but these spots will change your mind fast. — Jess Novak, Thrillist contributor

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18. Madison, Wisconsin
Must eat/drink: The Scrambler from Mickies Dairy Bar

Don’t leave without: Drinking a beer, looking at boats, and listening to live tunes, all while sitting waterside at the Memorial Union Terrace

Weekend highlights: Madison is a college town, of course, and it’s almost impossible to visit without realizing that; the school has gobbled up the bulk of one side of the constantly visible capitol building. Said campus is worth a walk: Bascom Hill provides the finest view in the city, the famed chairs at the lakeside Memorial Union Terrace are one of the best places I’ve ever consumed a pitcher of German beer, and Camp Randall Stadium is Football Saturday incarnate. But there’s more! Obviously food, including campus stuff like Mickies Dairy Bar, but also, notably, Ella’s Deli’s acid trip of a Reuben joint, and grinning culinary assassin Tory Miller’s tremendous L’Etoile.

Drinking? Yes, they drink here. Constantly! And happily. Keep that in check and you can walk basically anywhere if you really want to. There are parks galore, the zoo is actually pretty impressive, don’t forget the lake that Otis Redding’s goddamn plane crashed into (great for waterskiing!), and of course, it’s all finished off with a healthy coat or two of good old-fashioned Midwest Nice. — Ben Robinson, chief creative officer

17. Santa Rosa, California
Must eat/drink: Pliny the Younger at Russian River Brewing Company. One of the world’s highest-rated beers, this IPA draws lines around the block when it is released.

Don’t leave without: Cycling. Because Santa Rosa is the big city in Sonoma wine country, your best bet for seeing it all is hopping on a bike and touring the wineries and breweries; or, hell, just cycle to take in the views. The same landscapes that make for an exemplary range of wines make for a tremendous variety of vistas, from valley vineyards to gentle mountain terrain to the coast at Bodega Bay. The roads and trails are all super bike-friendly, and you can ride them whether you’re an expert cyclist or just lost your training wheels.

Weekend highlights: Santa Rosa has been a popular getaway for people in the Bay Area for decades (it’s only an hour and a half from San Francisco) but flying there is easier than you think — there are nonstop flights from seven West Coast cities. And even though there are over 400 wineries in the Sonoma region to visit, you’d be remiss if you didn’t spend some time in Santa Rosa. The Downtown — with its restaurants, antique shops, and historic buildings — is especially walkable and a nice break in between trips to the vineyards. Added bonus: Santa Rosa feels more like a small town than a wine destination and still boasts that laid-back Northern California vibe seemingly lost in some other area spots. — Matt Meltzer, Thrillist contributor

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16. Boulder, Colorado
Must eat/drink: Any “tap room rarity” at Avery Brewing

Don’t leave without: To truly take advantage of all Boulder has to offer, grab a pressed juice at Pearl St’s Wonder Press, and then transfer that juice to your CamelBak, because it’s time to go hiking at Chautauqua. Or biking. Or trail running. Or rock climbing. The numerous outdoor options are one of Boulder’s many draws. Weather is another one — the sun practically never stops shining (it also requires you to wear sunscreen, as the sun’s gonna burn you pretty good when you hang out at 5,400ft). Even in the winter!

Weekend highlights: For one of the smaller towns on this list, Boulder holds its own in terms of outdoor activities, food, beer, weather, and general beauty. Sure, it’s not exactly dirt-cheap to hang out here, which costs it a few points in the ranking. But the outdoor stuff is free. Oh, and there’s legal weed. Some people visit for the weekend solely for the bud, but when the weekend smokers travel back to their home states, there’s no chance that cannabis is the only reason they want to come back. — Lee Breslouer, Thrillist contributor

15. St. Petersburg, Florida
Must eat/drink: The Crank IPA at Cycle Brewing, one of the 10 best breweries in Florida

Don’t leave without: Checking out Jannus Live, not so much just to catch a show but because it’s the centerpiece of the main stretch of bars on Central Ave (located in a courtyard in the middle of the block). The restaurants in the area are part of an exploding food scene that few outside of Florida know exists, but you can easily fill a weekend trying places like The Mill and Birch & Vine. Then heading for craft cocktails at Cask & Ale or Mandarin Hide, or beers at Cycle Brewing or 3 Daughters.

Weekend highlights: St. Petersburg is quickly becoming the East Coast’s answer to San Diego: a place once known for its impeccable beaches that’s now the cool, smaller city with great beer, innovative food, and far fewer people to share it with than its larger neighbors. Not only that, but there’s also Fort De Soto Park with one of the best beaches in Florida, Clearwater or Siesta Key and MORE beaches, the Rays, and even a Dali Museum. — Matt Meltzer, Thrillist contributor

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14. Asheville, North Carolina
Must eat/drink: Pulled whole-hog BBQ at Buxton Hall

Don’t leave without: Hiking. Or biking. Or doing SOMETHING outdoors. Yeah, Asheville’s got one of the best beer scenes in America but going to the Blue Ridge Mountains without getting ON the mountains is like going to New York and not eating pizza. There’re literally 2,000 miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails here, plus a 60ft natural water slide in Pisgah National Forest. And the Biltmore — the most beautiful place in North Carolina — is here too!

Weekend highlights: If you’re into beer, and the outdoors, and live on the East Coast, Asheville is like your Portland or Denver (without, ya know). But it’s a far more affordable destination than either of those, and boasts a lot more in a smaller area. Sierra Nevada just opened its only East Coast outpost here, and Asheville has more breweries per capita than any city in the US. Getting there can be tricky (the airport only serves seven cities and has four airlines), but it’s not a bad drive from much of the Mid-Atlantic. And once you’re there, the city is incredibly walkable — so even if you ignore our advice and shirk the mountains, you can burn off all that beer and barbecue just strolling from one place to another. — Matt Meltzer, Thrillist contributor