Temperatures in the mid-60s and the departure of summer’s tourists make September an ideal time to visit Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city. Past and present combine seamlessly in Zurich, and at the same time offer interesting contrasts. Old Town’s cobblestone streets and medieval buildings speak of the city’s history, while modern nightclubs, restaurants, and shops bring it into the present. Zurich is a walkable city, and public transportation is readily available as well. Sail or stroll along the Limmat River for lovely views, or take a boat ride on Lake Zurich for another way to get acquainted with the city. The Museum of Art houses a collection of Swiss artists in addition to works by Picasso, Kandinsky, Monet, and Chagall. Soccer fans should visit the FIFA World Football Museum and its tour of World Cup History. Gourmets will enjoy a stay at the elegant Dolder Grand hotel, just in time for The Epicure, the Days of Culinary Masterpieces from Sept. 11-16, a festival featuring Michelin-starred chefs and exciting culinary events.