Places to Visit in the US for Lovers of the Arts

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If you’re planning to visit the US, it can be confusing to know where to go as there are a dazzling number of destinations. When your trip is being planned because you want to experience the best of American culture, there are a number of factors you need to consider before making your choice.

What makes a great cultural destination?

Firstly, look for the most exciting art galleries and see whether there are any special art exhibitions happening. Secondly, you should see any theater productions playing, as they won’t be performing in all cities and states. 

Still unsure?

Here are the four US cities you should consider visiting. 

1. New York City 

If it’s American culture you want to experience, no visit is going to be complete without visiting the Big Apple. New York has to be the cultural capital of America. For music and theater head to Broadway, not forgetting the smaller off-Broadway venues. For tickets to any shows visit www.ticketsales.com. Here, you will be able to see exactly what is playing in the city. 

As well as theater, New York is also known as the home of modern art, with a good selection of galleries to visit. For those who want to go to museums, the Museum Mile has to feature in your itinerary, and it is said there is more culture there than anywhere else in the world. Some of the more famous galleries include the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim, and the Met. 

Lovers of literature don’t have to feel left out either, because NYC has some important literary connections. William Burroughs, Arthur Miller, and Dylan Thomas have all enjoyed spending time at The Chelsea Hotel.

2. Milwaukee 

This city is well known for its art and music, but it also has a reputation for being the home to some of the more unique museums such as the Black Holocaust Museum and the Harley-Davidson Museum. 

It’s also famous for the Summerfest music festival that’s held every year in the Henry Maier Festival Park. Crowds of up to a million are drawn there from all over the world to hear artists such as the Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Bob Dylan and other big names. 

3. Minneapolis

Minneapolis is third in the list when it comes to theater, with the Guthrie featuring at the top of the list of venues to visit. People visit this theater not just for the arts but for its architecture, too. There are major galleries in this city as well as the Northeast Arts District, which is full of small galleries and artists’ studios. 

4. Houston

If your passion is performing arts, then Houston has to feature in your bucket list. The Theater District is home to almost every possible kind from ballet and opera to orchestras. Blues and country music also get an airing in one of the many popular venues. 

For those who would rather wander around a museum, everything from contemporary art to natural science has a place in this Texan city. Explore this gem of a city. 

Make sure you include one or more of these cities in your plans and you’ll be going home feeling culturally fulfilled.

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