The Best Places to Visit in August

From Sardinia to the Sacred Valley, here are seven places you should be visiting—or re-visiting—this month…

San Francisco, California
Think of the three-day Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park as a feast for all your senses. Sure, there’s an impressive line-up of performers, ranging from Paul Simon to Childish Gambino and Grammy magnet Kacey Musgraves. What sets it apart—and marks it as distinctly San Franciscan—is the gourmet food and wine on offer alongside the music. More than 80 top-tier local restaurants will host-pop ups at the fest, whether classics like wood-fired pizzeria A16 or newcomers like Michael Mina’s latest, Trailblazer Tavern. Wash it all down with a drink from one of the more than 70 wineries and breweries nearby like Scharffenberger Cellars. To splurge on a few vintages, save money on your accommodation with a room at the minimalist Tilden Hotel, which has doubles for under $200 and is just blocks from Union Square…by Mark Ellwood, June 26, 2019