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240 travel features tagged “Cultural Activities”

Lonely Planet's top five highlights of San Francisco

From the heights of the Golden Gate Bridge and Telegraph Hill to the arts of the Mission and Castro, these are the highlights of the City.
Read more… 15 October 2010

Phuket's Vegetarian Festival

This annual event is a fascinating way to see a macabre slice of life in Thailand
Read more… 07 October 2010

Pull an all nighter: La Nuit Blanche in Paris

Join in the dawn to dusk art marathon known as “the white night”.
Read more… 01 October 2010

Bullfighting in Catalonia: The death of Barcelona’s ring

In Spain, Catalonia’s regional parliament voted to ban bullfighting from 2012. Should you go before la fiesta is over?
Read more… 27 September 2010

Anyone for tango?

This iconic dance is experiencing a revival in Buenos Aires, as both locals and foreigners are swayed by its enticing rhythm.
Read more… 21 September 2010

Oktoberfest turns 200

Join in the world’s biggest collective knees-up as it celebrates its bicentennial.
Read more… 16 September 2010

Cultural encounters in Istanbul

Europe’s capital of culture for 2010, Istanbul has more to it than museums—from an encounter with the king of cake to a moment of peace on the Bosphorus.
Read more… 10 September 2010

Hong Kong: The birthplace of modern dragons

The city has taken dragonboat racing and turned it into one of the world’s fastest growing sports.
Read more… 31 August 2010

Spain's La Tomatina festival

The 25 August celebration is a frenzied, cheerful, anarchic tomato-throwing battle.
Read more… 24 August 2010

I see dead people: Preserved bodies around the world

Come face to face with history when you meet these well-preserved specimens who lived hundreds of years ago.
Read more… 19 August 2010

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