Courtesy of Alvear Palace Hotel

We asked experts at six of this year’s standout hotels to share their best local secrets.

June 05, 2009

Travel, of course, is all about exploring places and experiencing things most people never have the opportunity—or know how—to do. With that in mind, we asked experts at six of this year’s best hotels to share their best local secrets. Because the hotels made our annual T+L 500, these secrets span the globe. Find the best places for spotting wildlife; discover a great under-the-radar spot for indulging in a caipiruva; and explore the grounds of the castle grounds that serve as Leonardo da Vinci’s burial spot.

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