Visitors to the easygoing neighborhood will find restaurants and boutiques galore and a building stock that mixes San Francisco's trademark old Victorians with the new, gleaming condo mid-rises.
Southeastern New Mexico's parched, gritty landscape can be a bit jarring to first-time visitors. Indeed, a lush lawn, blooming flowers and towering trees are in short supply. But the desert has its own subtle beauty.
Travel from the South Pacific to outer space or go back in time with tribute bands next weekend. You can even eat while working to end hunger.