There are cities across the world that come alive thanks to music. If you’re heading off on vacation in the not-so-distant future, you could combine your passion with travel. It doesn’t matter if you love classical, country or contemporary music, check out the following best music cities in the world for help picking your next vacation.
Once you land in Nashville, make your way downtown, which is the home to country and western music. You’ll never want to leave Music City once you step inside the many bars and clubs that offer live performances every night of the week. Country fans also must visit the famous Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium as well as The Bluebird Café, which have each welcomed some of the biggest stars in the genre, from Billie Jo Spears to Taylor Swift. Don’t forget to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, too, which offers memorabilia, musical instruments and historical records.
You’ll never feel more alive than when you’re dancing the night away in Ibiza. It’s one of the premier music cities in the world due to its open-air clubs, beach bars and atmospheric live music venues. The best time to visit Ibiza is from June to October as it offers sets and live acts from some of the top DJs on the planet, such as Pete Tong, Sven Vath, and Solomun.
Vienna is the European capital of classical music, as it inspired the many masterpieces from Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Haydn, Mahler and Schubert, who each worked and studied in the Austrian capital.
Classical music enthusiasts will love a trip to Austria, as you can enjoy outdoor ensembles in many of the city’s beautiful parks. You can also attend unforgettable recitals at Wiener Konzerthaus, the Wiener Musikverein, and Theater an der Wien.
Las Vegas, USA
Music lovers shouldn’t overlook a trip to Las Vegas when it comes to attractions. While it might not offer the intimacy and rawness of Nashville, The Strip offers plenty of live music that will ensure a trip to Sin City doesn’t disappoint.
For instance, Carnaval Court’s DJs will have you up on your feet and dancing all night long. Mandalay Bay Beach is also a must-visit, as the Beach Concert Series is easily a unique music experience in the city where you’re invited to bring a blanket to sit on the beach and listen to unforgettable live music.
If you’ve yet to visit Havana, you must book a vacation soon, as it offers a diverse music scene. Expect to hear a melting pot of cultural influences in the Cuban capital, as you’ll hear African rhythms mixed with Spanish guitars. You’ll also want to get up on your feet to dance to genres such as the mambo, Charanga, Cuban jazz, habanera, and cha-cha-cha, to name a few. The best place to visit is the Old Town of Havana, known as La Habana Vieja, which is full to the brim with cafes and bars.