Top 10 Vacation Destinations for Art Lovers

 green01   October 9, 2012
For art lovers, vacations are a great excuse to explore remarkable museums and galleries in a new location. Make the most of your upcoming vacations and plan to spend them in one of the these amazing destinations famous for their art.

1. New York City

Guggenheim – Topaz Adjust Vibrance

Guggenheim – Topaz Adjust Vibrance – Source

As one might expect from a city as large as New York, there are countless places to find incredible art in this metropolis. Although most visitors will think immediately of the larger and well-known museums like the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, what puts New York at the top of the list is simply the abundance of art found everywhere in the city. From murals to graffiti on subway station walls to small galleries with up and coming young artists, art is simply a way of life in New York City. No art lover would be disappointed with a visit.

2. Paris


Louvre – Source

Of course, the Louvre dominates the art scene in Paris. It is one of the largest museums on earth, and is easily the most visited of any museum in the world. With other 35,000 pieces of art, a tour of the Louvre Museum can take days, not hours. Art lovers will enjoy coming face to face with famed pieces like the Mona Lisa, Liberty Leading the People, and The Lacemaker.

3. Rome

Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel – Source

With countless museums and art galleries in Rome, there is plenty to see and admire. However, the most fascinating works are located within the Vatican. The Sistine Chapel is the highlight, along with works by Raphael and many other masters.

4. Berlin

Old Museum – Berlin Museum Island

Old Museum – Berlin Museum Island – Source

From the art plastered along the Berlin wall to the famed classics within the UNESCO awarded “Museum Island” there is certainly no shortage of art in this German city.

5. Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum – Source

This capital city boasts works from some of it’s own citizens, including Vermeer and Van Gogh. Visit the Rijksmuseum for the biggest collection, and the Van Gogh Museum for the artist’s most famous works.

6. Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. – Source

As the United State Capital, much has been invested in the art and cultural side of the city. The best part of visiting places like the National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of Women in the Arts is that there are no entrance fees!

7. London

National Gallery – London

National Gallery – London  – Source

This English capital offers a contrast of artwork, from the traditional British classics to modern and funky interpretations found in galleries in Soho. Start with a tour of museums like Tate, the National Gallery, and the British Museum, and then explore the area for up and coming artists!

8. Florence

Cathedral – Florence

Cathedral – Florence – Source

Certainly no list would be complete without including this Renaissance capital. Explore countless museums and galleries, but more importantly, stroll through the city itself to admire the incredible architecture found in buildings and churches.

9. Santa Fe

O’Keefe Museum

O’Keefe Museum – Source

This town in New Mexico might be an unlikely addition, but it boasts a huge variety of traditional local art, as well as reputable galleries like the New Mexico Museum of Art and the O’Keefe Museum.

10. Los Angeles

Getty Museum

Getty Museum – Source

Getty Garden

Getty Garden – Source

Although more commonly thought of for celebrities and beaches, L.A. is home to a rapidly growing art scene. Visit places like the Japanese Museum of Art, the Museum of Neon Art, and the Getty Museum.

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