But this time around: We want you to tell us where to go. Below are seven destinations our staffers can’t wait to visit this spring—and a little bit on why they’re traveling there. Please share in the comments all the places they can’t miss. Think restaurants, of course, but also bakeries, cafés, street food, flea markets, farmer’s markets, museums, shops, parks, and more. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
Montauk, New York
I'm going to Montauk for 36 hours next weekend to follow around my best friend, who has to be there for work! I hope to eat at least three lobster rolls. Where should I do that? —Ella Quittner, lifestyle writer
I'm headed to Boston in a few weeks to spectate the marathon and explore the local food scene. A friend recently opened his own whiskey distillery, called Short Path, and I'm excited to check out how he makes his incredible spirits. Also, definitely hitting up Flour Bakery. —Brinda Ayer, books & special projects editor
Yosemite National Park, California
I’m traveling to Yosemite via San Francisco at the end of May with my husband, because we’ve been wanting to explore more National Parks in the U.S., and Yosemite has been high up on our list of places to hike! I can’t wait to see Half Dome at sunset, and explore the valley in the early morning before the crowds emerge. We’re also excited to spend some of our time in San Francisco. —Megan Güntaş, product designer
I don’t know if it’s something in the water or the terrible weather up north, but all of my New York friends have been jetting off to Miami for short weekends. Miami is having a moment. Luckily, one of my writers lives there and has very strong opinions about the food scene—how diverse and locally distinct it’s become in recent years. I’m excited to do a Cuban pizza crawl, for instance. But mostly to chill by the pool with a good book. —Eric Kim, senior editor
Finger Lakes, New York
I'm heading to the Finger Lakes region for a long weekend with my husband and his family. Definitely interested in some hiking, balanced by treats and snacks from as many local bakeries I can find. —Joanna Sciarrino, executive editor
I'm going to Oakland in May for my boyfriend's sister's wedding! It should be a really fun (if not slightly stressful) trip. Even though I don't think I'll have a ton of time to explore, I plan on hitting a few of my favorites—Bette's Diner and Cheese Board for pizza, definitely—and want to try a few new spots, like Nyum Bai and the recently re-opened Brown Sugar Kitchen. —Erin Alexander, assistant editor of partner content
I’m visiting Barcelona for the first time in April. Plans so far include tapas, flamenco, (followed by tapas) and traipsing through the Gothic quarter while eating tapas. I'm also a bargain hunter through-and-through and so excited for the Encants Vells flea market (it dates back to the 14th century!). —Maggie Slover, copywriter
Emma is a writer and recipe developer at Food52. Before this, she worked a lot of odd jobs, all at the same time. Think: stir-frying noodles "on the fly," baking dozens of pastries at 3 a.m., reviewing restaurants, and writing articles about everything from how to use leftover mashed potatoes to the history of pies in North Carolina. Now she lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with her husband and their cat, Butter. Stay tuned every Tuesday for Emma's cooking column, Big Little Recipes, all about big flavor and little ingredient lists. And see what she's up to on Instagram and Twitter at @emmalaperruque.