The Tate Modern, showcasing 20th-century work, and Somerset House, a Georgian landmark converted into galleries, shops and restaurants, have just opened. So has the Charlotte Street Hotel, with its contemporary British brasserie (011-44-171-806-2000).
White Water, Red Wine
Be among the first to raft British Columbia's ultra-remote Klinaklini River on Butterfield & Robinson's seven-day voyages. At night, sit down to dinner cooked by a chef and drink co-founder George Butterfield's own stock of Gevrey-Chambertin ($4,950; 800-678-1147).
Meals with a view
The restaurants in these three hotels provide an epic view: Mina House Oberoi, Giza, Egypt, gazes at one of the Seven Wonders. Bauer, Venice, Italy, overlooks the Grand Canal. Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, sits beside that famous cataract.