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Steps of the Temple of Kukulcán
The Ideal Day at Chichen Itza

Whether you’re peeling yourself off of your Cancun beach chair after four straight days of sun or just arrived in the Yucatan, the towering structures of Chichen Itza are calling. Combine a visit to this Wonder of the World with a swim in a cenote and hands-on food and art experiences to educate yourself about Mayan culture both past and present.

Along the Sorrento coast
The Best Boutique Hotels in Sorrento

Sorrento's best hotels are distinguished by their sea view and sleek settings. Take in the panorama of the Gulf of Naples with Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrentine coastline from a historic building, sprawling terrace, or cascading five-tier swimming pool at these spots.

Looking toward Naxos town
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Naxos

Much like the island itself, the lodgings on Naxos welcome you into the Cycladic lifestyle. Whether you want to stay close to town or a bit farther out on Agios Prokopios beach, you'll find brushed white architecture and the influence of the island's agricultural character. Don't be surprised if you happen to hear mooing in the distance alongside the sound of the waves.

Amboise in the Loire Valley
The 5 Best Boutique Hotels in the Loire Valley

Why just tour a chateau when you can stay in one? Get up close experience with the historical luxury and design of the Loire Valley with a stay in a remodeled chateau, either in the city center of Amboise or a secluded riverside park in Blois.

Along the Saône River
The 4 Best Boutique Hotels in Lyon

Lyon's wide range of hotel options goes hand in hand with its wide range of activities. Get acquainted with France's third-largest city with a spot in the center of the Old Town, a school-themed Art Deco spot, or former convent.

Along the Seine [Photo by Alexander Kagan on Unsplash]
The Best Boutique Hotels in Paris

The City of Lights is home to almost as many hotels as it is love stories. The fourth and sixth arrondissements are two of the more enticing spots to stay, but there are plenty of options if you want to make sure you're close to your favorite attraction. Channel the cultural spirit of the city at these art-inspired, high-design hotels.