It’s pure music to the ears when a city goes beyond brick and mortar to transform itself into a rockin’ destination. There’s something almost transcendent that takes place when a town becomes more than a tourist spot and welcomes outsiders into the crowd for a duet of culture and great tunes. From a town that turns into a fairground for festival-goers to a vacation destination that beckons tourists into the audience, these three cities take the stage when it comes to music offerings.
Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, and, with bands even set up inside the terminal of the airport, it’s easy to see why this is a top music destination. This quirky city takes its music seriously, literally transforming itself into a massive venue multiple times a year for music festivals like SXSW and ACL.
Nashville is Music City. Not only have some of the biggest names in the industry gotten their starts in Nashville, but the city is also crawling with incredible talent seeking to get discovered. You never know, the girl serenading your morning breakfast may just be the next chart-topping artist.
From grunge to pop and folk to R&B, Dublin doesn’t discriminate against any music genre. In fact, this harmonious city embraces the dissonant styles, with even the most chic 5-star hotel in the city The Dylan Hotel encouraging guests to explore the different music scenes of the city with a local pub crawl, like the Dublin City Pub Crawl that showcases most of the main small venues in the city, and some of Damien Rice’s favorite old haunts.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
With the NFL season in full swing and games already booked for months, there’s more than one reason to look forward to cheering on your favorite team. What better way to celebrate (or mourn a loss) after a game than visiting some great bars within walking distance of these massive NFL stadiums?
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.