Where To Go in May: The Top 5 Destinations to Visit

Your passport to the hottest happenings around the globe this month.

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What: Cinco de Mayo
Where: Puebla, Mexico
When: Thursday May 5, 2016
Why you must go now: Celebrate the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This annual event — feted around the world — is marked with an annual parade and a display of local art and culture in the days leading up the May 5 celebration in this historic colonial town. Bonus: It’s also Mexico’s food capital.

What: MET Costume exhibit, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
Where: The Met Fifth Avenue, New York
When: May 5 to August 14
Why you must go now: With the red carpet already rolled up for fashion’s most notorious night out, this means that the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibit Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, is open to the public. The futuristic exhibit features more than 150 ensembles from the early 20th century to the present to show how fashion has transformed from the hand (manus) to the machine (machina).

What: Buenos Aires Cóctel
Where: Bars around the city
When: May 15-21
Why you must go now: Now in its second year, the Buenos Aires Cocktail Festival is held in 50 bars around the Argentine capital city. Bartenders take great joy in infusing new twists on traditional and local cocktail recipes.

What: Mother’s Day
Where: North America
When: Sunday May 8, 2016
Why you must go now: Whether it’s a weekend getaway, or a day at the spa — hey, it’s Mom’s choice — take note of the date and plan something special (or in the very least, to pick up a card). But if you can, head to The Butchart Gardens for Mother’s Day brunch and high tea. Plan to visit the Japanese Gardens.

What: 100 years of Indy 500
Where: Indianapolis
When: May 29, 2016
Why you must go now: For the month of May, the city is celebrating the 100th running of the Indy 500 — the 500-mile automobile race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and known as the “greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Celebrations throughout the month will include track tours and highlights from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. The actual race takes place on May 29 and is the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event.

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