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Are you one of those people who attends tons of concerts each year and whose dream vacation includes paying homage to an incredible musician or just jamming out all day? The five vacations below are for music lovers. They’ll satisfy your ultimate melodic dreams — and more.
1. Liverpool, England
Hey, Beatles fans: this is your opportunity to live out the full experience. Not only does this city regularly host big-game performers, but you can take the Beatles Fab Four Taxi Tour around town. You’ll pass through Strawberry Field, Eleanor Rigby’s gravesite and even the singers’ former homes, all while listening to their best albums, of course.
2. Cleveland, Ohio
Rock and roll fans, where are you at?! This one should be a no-brainer, but if you haven’t experienced the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you have to get to Cleveland. From Ray Charles and Elvis to Tupac, you can celebrate your favorite artists by visiting the museum. Cleveland also boasts a number of popular concert venues where you can catch a show after your time at the museum.
3. Havana, Cuba
Into salsa, cha-cha, rumba or the like? Havana is your ultimate getaway destination. There are plenty of opportunities to join the fun at year-round street festivals and salsa bars. But that’s not where it ends. Jazz-lovers, Havana is an unsuspecting center of jazz. You can immerse yourself in the music by going on the Insight Cuba Jazz tour. You’ll not only get the full Havana experience of seeing all the must-see spots, but you’ll be able to tour record studios and meet dancers and performers.
4. Pune, India
Classical musical fans: this destination is all yours. Known for its incredible Indian classical music scene, Pune is a great place to go if you’re all ears or if you want to take an instrumental class. You’re guaranteed to experience a laid-back vibe, especially if you’re around during the Sawai Gandharva Music Festival, a three-day festival featuring the best Indian classical music from all over the country.
5. Berlin, Germany
Have you dreamt of going to a discotheque all your life? (Or do you just like to party till sunrise?) Berlin offers serious EDM-esque experimental music called Echtzeitmusik, a genre that even has its own website. We can guarantee you it’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before. If you want to get the full experience, visit some underground bars and clubs like Ausland, which feature up-and-coming experimental artists.