Vancouver (Canada). 'Vancouver always lands atop the ‘best places to live’ lists, and who’s to argue? Sea-to-sky beauty surrounds the laid-back, cocktail-lovin’ metropolis. With skiable mountains on the outskirts, 11 beaches fringing the core and Stanley Park’s thick rainforest just blocks from downtown’s glass skyscrapers. It also mixes Hollywood chic with a freewheeling counterculture and buzzing Chinese neighborhoods.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/canada/vancouver
Sacre Coeur in Paris. One of my favorite churches I've visited. Easter 2009. We were in Paris and went to church twice. Our second service was at Sacre Coeur and the nuns were the choir. It was beautiful.