I love the 36 Hours column of the New York Times Travel section. Every week, they cover a different destination, giving you a breakdown of the best way to spend a weekend there.
150 of the best 36 Hours articles from Canada and the US have been published in a gorgeous book by Taschen. Of course, you could just read them all online here. But imagine curling up on your sofa with a glass of wine, poking through the book, dreaming of weekend trips… delightful.
This book is now on my birthday wish list.