COOL HUNTING /
CITY GUIDE

City guide

TRAVEL
City Guides: Detroit
Since overhauling our City Guides last fall, we've had many an opportunity to make our way back to Detroit and delve further into one of the most culturally rich cities in the country. While there, various team members found that the ever-expanding...
TRAVEL
City Guides: Cape Town
Cradled by a striking 360-degree panorama of a horseshoe-shaped mountain range and the sparkling sea, Cape Town is one of the most majestic metropolises on Earth. But the city's magnetism goes beyond its obvious visual appeal, and this year South...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: Nashville
Sponsored content: Dubbed "the Silicon Valley of the music industry" by The Atlantic, Tennessee's capital is where artists from Elvis Presley to the Kings of Leon—and even Bob Dylan—have recorded albums. The residents of Nashville made music history...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: Denver
Sponsored content: A mile high city with Wild West roots and the scenic background to support it, Denver is as cosmopolitan as it is adventurous. From Rockmount's original Western apparel to Pearl Velo's stylish bikes, it's not difficult to adorn...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: Los Angeles
Sponsored content: The city of Los Angeles—which sits in sunny SoCal as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world—is known for going big in just about every way. For all of its glamour and craziness, the California hotspot sometimes gets...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: San Francisco
Sponsored content: San Francisco has maintained its status as the cultural haven of the California coast for decades. Through the counterculture of the hippie '60s and '70s and the rise of the Castro District, to waves of diverse immigration and...
TRAVEL
City Guides Spotlight: Detroit
Sponsored content: Detroit is known for many things; from the revolutionary sounds of Motown to the hum of the American automotive industry, but it's no secret that the city has fallen on hard times. While the surface may appear bleak, there is...
TRAVEL
Announcing Lexus Stand Out City Guides
Sponsored content: It's no secret that the staff at Cool Hunting are fans of seeking out new experiences. From our own backyards to cities across the globe, we're always on the lookout for the best food, shops, museums, culture and outdoor activities...
TRAVEL
Hangar Design Group Travel Guide
With well over 30 years of design ideation, innovation and experience under their belt, Italian creative agency Hangar Design Group continues to look toward an ever-evolving frontier. Driven by instincts to travel and to create, the same minds that...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Columbus
Places like Portland, Vancouver or Copenhagen may be the first that pop to mind when thinking about cities whose residents successfully combine a progressive attitude with a laid back approach to life. But slowly sneaking onto the scene is Columbus...
TRAVEL
Copenhagen: The Good Life
Copenhagen may be one of the world's most livable cities, but navigating the surplus of reasons why it is indeed a crowd favorite—from shops to restaurants to monuments—can feel like a heavy task for even the savviest of tourists. We...
CULTURE
Miami Shopping Guide: Art Basel Edition
Sponsored content: Next week Art Basel and its plethora of satellite fairs will hit Miami, bringing the international art community together for the industry's most important stateside event of the year. Amidst all the new talent on display are...
TRAVEL
Gogo City Guides
Anyone landing in London Town this week for all of the Frieze festivities will want to pick up or download a copy of the latest Gogo city guide—an essential travel companion for those who like to stay in the know and off the beaten path. Originally...
TRAVEL
Valet
While most online travel sites cater to the occasional trip goer looking to save money, Valet sets its sights on a more discerning clientele of creative professionals with a highly filtered list of hotels in select destinations worldwide. By specifically...
TECH
The Pegleg Givewaway
Anyone who grew up reading the Choose Your Own Adventure book series will delight in Italian publisher Whaiwhai's take on interactive storytelling. Part guidebook, part game, each book unlocks secrets to the city as you unravel the mystery page by...
CULTURE
Geologic City: A Field Guide to the Geoarchitecture of New York
Relatively innocuous and informative guidebooks exist for nearly every city on Earth. Generally alike in form and function, a good one tends to be a necessity in a foreign land but they rarely offer unique insight or dynamic perspectives. The new...
TECH
The Thousands City Guides
A handy guide to Australia's major metropolises for visitors and residents alike, The Thousands' new iPhone App covers each location's most enticing shops, restaurants, exhibitions, gigs and more. Created by Melbourne-based Right Angle Studio—...
TRAVEL
Crumpled City Maps
Discouraged by the bulk and complex origami of the traditional street map, industrial designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso created the malleable Crumpled City Map. Printed on Tyvek® and designed to fit into a small bag, this clever reinvention rids...
TRAVEL
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Cool Hunting's Oakland
by Gregory Mitnick For this video we traveled to Oakland, CA to get to know the city by talking to the people who call it home. The resulting documentary visits independently-owned businesses—looking at bikes at Manifesto, magazines at...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Cool Hunting's Baltimore
by Gregory Mitnick This video tours Baltimore, MD, relying on its residents to lead us from place to place. Starting with DJ Blaqstarr, visiting the Station North Arts District and with a few other stops along the way, it's a portrait of a city...
CULTURE
A La Carte Map Guides
by Laura Neilson For globe-trotters looking to creatively plot out a future destination, A La Carte's hand-drawn maps buck the trend of the technology-driven applications in favor of a unique analog map that doubles as a crafty souvenir or an...
CULTURE
Humble Vintage Bike Hire
by Rebecca Harkins-Cross For moonlighting in Melbourne's obsessive cycling scene, The Humble Vintage steps in like a long-lost friend, offering vintage bicycles for short-term hire. Not just a more aesthetically pleasing way to explore the city...
CULTURE
Streets.to: A Virtual Guide
Planning a visit to Canada's largest city? Look no further than Streets.to , Toronto's visual search engine, to set you up with a personal tour. Taking you on a simulated 3-D city excursion, Streets.to is touted as "the world's first and...
Load More...