Traveling is a chance to explore not only unfamiliar places. It also presents a rare opportunity to experience and pursue interests. For music lovers, visiting places with pulsating and vibrant music scene can be a unique and memorable experience. Whatever genre you like, you will find many places in the world to celebrate and indulge your love for music. Here are some of the best cities for globetrotting music lovers to explore:
1. Berlin, Germany
Berlin is not only famous for its arts. It is also a haven for musical artists and performers. Its classical, contemporary, and experimental music scene is a fascinating tableau for both locals and tourists. If you’re traveling to the city, you can go on guided tours to the homes or favorite hangout places of famous artists who’ve lived in the area. There are also several bars, clubs, and theaters that you can visit to enjoy the music genres you like.
2. Havana, Cuba
An increasing number of travelers are now setting their eyes on Cuba. The country not only offers plenty of interesting sights to see and experiences to be had. It also boasts of a lively and varied music scene that traces its roots to different cultures. Visit Havana to soak in the rhythms of Cuban jazz and other genres as well as sounds that carry the influences of traditional African and Spanish music.
3. Liverpool, England
Liverpool has etched itself in many Beatles fans’ must-see places. But there’s more to the city than the band that has captured the hearts of millions across the globe. It is a great place to visit to experience big events like the Liverpool International Musical Festival. You can go on a walking tour to see the homes of some of the Beatles’ members. Or you can take the Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tour and visit shops where you can buy old records and other souvenirs.
4. Memphis, Tennessee, USA
There is no dearth of attractions for music lovers visiting Memphis. You can start paying homage to the music scene in the area by paying a visit to the home of Elvis Presley in Graceland. You can also take the free shuttle plying along the route that includes popular attractions like Sun Studio and Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum. Visit Beale Street where you can have your choice of clubs, restaurants, and live music venues to explore. Or you can head to the Levitt Shell at Overton Park to enjoy free performances.
5. New Orleans, Lousiana, USA
Known as the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans has an enchanting musical vibe. It was home to legendary jazz artists like Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong. Experience its music traditions through its numerous musical festivals. Enjoy the opera at a theater or get into the fun of Cajun dancing by visiting some of the venues that offer them. Explore Bourbon Street at the French Quarter to get a taste of the music and food at the bars and nightclubs in the area. Or you can head to the Frenchmen Street to enjoy more of the live music scene of New Orleans.
6. Vienna, Austria
The City of Music draws not only those who love classical music. Vienna’s rich music history makes it a great destination for anyone who appreciates good music. It has been home and destination to many renowned musical masters of old like Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss among many others. Many musicians from around the world spend time in the city to hone their musical talents. One of the best experiences to have when in the area is to watch the Vienna Philharmonic at the Wiener Konzerthaus.