If the Dallas music scene just isn’t doing it for you, consider a music themed getaway.
For inspiration, here are four fantastic cities with melodies running in their veins.
- Kingston (Jamaica)
Capital of the beautiful Caribbean Island of Jamaica and the birthplace of reggae, Kingston is an ideal destination for music lovers looking for a vacay.
For starters, there’s the Bob Marley museum, where you can enjoy a tour of the former home of the reggae mastermind, preserved as it was when he lived there. And there’s also the Making of the Music tour, where you’ll get a behind the scenes look at the record making process at the Tuff Gong Recording studios.
Reggae music doesn’t end with Marley either – Kingston is home to many great music venues and this Culture Trip article lists some of the best ones.
- Detroit (United States)
Detroit, the home of Motown music, is just a few hours away from Dallas and is perfect for soul fans.
It was in this city that much-loved artists such as Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves and The Temptations coined their classic hits – visit the Motown Museum and step foot in the iconic Studio A, where these legendary artists recorded their songs.
The origins of techo music can also be traced back to Detroit. This genre took off in the 1980’s when three schoolfriends, later known as the Belleville Three, began combining electronic and funk music. So you’ll find a deliciously diverse range of music in the city.
- Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Liverpool‘s musical roots go back to the 1960s, when John, Paul, George, and Ringo rose to fame and became one of the most popular bands of all time – the Beatles.
Fans of the band can enjoy lots of Beatles related activities, including the Fab Four Taxi Tour of the places made famous by their hits, such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Field, and the Eleanor Rigby Tombstone.
Another great place to visit is the British Music Experience Museum, which provides an interactive showcase of the history of British music. You can find out more about the museum on its official website.
- Tokyo (Japan)
Tokyo’s an exciting place to visit thanks to Japan’s growing experimental music scene.
During a trip here you can also look forward to hearing some J-pop, a fun fusion of traditional Japanese and modern Western music – it’s quite something.
No trip to Tokyo is complete without a visiting a karaoke bar and showing off your vocal talents. One of the best is Karaoke Kan, which features in the 2003 film ‘Lost in Translation’, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
You should start your music getaway in style by driving to the airport. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy some tunes from your favorite artists on full blast. Just remember to arrange some parking too – you’ll find fantastic deals for Dallas Airport Parking on Looking4.com.
Hopefully, this list has inspired you to let music lead you on your next vacation.
Those are our picks! Share your favorite music destinations in the comments section.