Vacation can be about more than fun in the sun; it can also be a chance to observe and absorb the culture. Though each destination has its own unique cultural elements, some spots are so renowned for their musical culture and history that it becomes an integral part of their identity. For music lovers who appreciate more about their music than just a good beat, there are many travel destinations that pay homage to the influence of music in our lives.
Check out the greatest country music city in the country where several stars got their start. Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, where country legends past and present have played for almost 100 years, is a must-see for any country fan. While you’re there, check out the Country Music Hall of Fame that pays tribute to award-winning artists like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. In order to experience every music destination in Nashville, Downtown Nashville vacation rentals are a great option.
If you’re looking to discover the next big thing, travel west to Los Angeles, one of the main spots where musicians go to get discovered. Hit up famous clubs like Whiskey A Go Go, The Knitting Factory, The Rainbow Room, and The Viper Room and you’re sure to hear some great talent. Besides the hip music scene, you can also kill two birds with one stone and enjoy paying tribute to the stars of Hollywood at LA’s many cinematic sights.
In the city that has harnessed the talents of Strauss, Schubert, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schönberg and Mahler, classical music is king. The city hosts nine festivals each year, as well as numerous special concerts and regular performances by the breathtaking Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Austrian capital also offers beautiful historic sights and unbelievable architecture to marvel at.
For those who love spontaneous, soulful jazz, there is no substitute for New Orleans. Check out the New Orleans Jazz ‘Fest for ten days of non-stop jazz music that helps visitors to get swept away in the incomparable spirit of the city. During the rest of the year, the jazz doesn’t stop, and there are plenty of clubs to enjoy authentic jazz tunes.
Many major music trends were born in Europe’s metropolises. For electronic and techno music fans, a visit to Berlin is like coming home. Though nothing compares to the techno scene in Berlin in the 1990s, the all-night dance parties continue today. During the day, check out Berlin’s fascinating museums and famous tourist sights, then dance your heart out when the sun goes down.