The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
Cheer on Oracle Team USA as it attempts to defend its America’s Cup title in San Francisco, September 7 to 21. After sundown, check out The Bay Lights, a constantly changing array covering nearly two miles of the Oakland Bay Bridge. thebaylights.org

Smell the roses at New Mexico’s Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, also home to biking paths and eight acres of trails. santafebotanicalgarden.org

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts makes its first foray into China with the fall opening of Rosewood Beijing, featuring 284 rooms, seven restaurants, and an expansive spa with suites for overnight stays. rosewoodhotels.com

Get out on the new rooftop deck at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago for drinks amid the celebrated Chicago skyline. ritzcarlton.com

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, visit the new Blue Ribbon Beer Garden in New York. The team behind Blue Ribbon Sushi brings you Japanese white ales, Belgian farmhouse ales, barbecued Cornish hen, and boiled peanuts. blueribbonrestaurants.com