Traveling for the sake of it is wonderful, and can lead you to exotic or new locations you might never have dreamed of stumbling upon. Traveling with a purpose can be even better. If you are a big music fan, this targeted approach allows you to make the most of your time off, and give you the experience you might have truly wanted.

A good place to start is by assessing your most loved hobbies. Do you love surfing? It’s likely you’ll maximize your time on the coast. Do you love music? Why not try heading out on a musical tour? You might decide to visit the locations that your favorite band first toured, or traveling to more well-known locations. Here are a few suggestions: 

Abbey Road

That’s right, the famous and beautiful Beatles album ‘Abbey Road’ is a real place, in London for that matter. It’s a famous place in fact, as many famous bands have enjoyed a large and storied band narrative here through the nearby production studios. Having a picture taken of you walking in an exaggerated manner across the zebra crossing could be considered one of the coolest things a rock lover can do.


Nashville has had a beautifully complex history with music, from the early days of blues to Johnny Cash and other very important influences. This is why the city is affectionately known as ‘music city,’ and why many interesting musical landmarks are here. If you’re a US citizen, heading here might gift you an intriguing journey through the blues hall of fame. Not only that, but due to the tourist attraction of said area, excellent hotels have sprung up nearby. Staying at the Courtyard Nashville Vanderbilt could gift you a convenient stay, as many of the great landmarks are just around the corner.


If you’re a fan of grunge music, Seattle offers some of the most wonderful musical offerings for yours tastes. Heading to the EMP museum can afford you a staunch collection of all things Nirvana, as well as the local Jimi Hendrix attractions, emphasizing the progression and versatility of guitar music. Of course, many notable rappers also come from Seattle, such as famous artist Macklemore.


Spain is known for street music, as it seems most citizens have at least some passive sense of appreciation for music and art. Learning to dance salsa is as easy as dancing in front of a busker. If you’re looking for more lively and featured acts, heading to the Benicassim festival can put you in touch with both a gorgeous climate while listening to some of the biggest acts in the world. The festival takes place each July, and this year offers the likes of The Killers, Liam Gallagher and Travis Scott. Sometimes the best destination for a music lover, aside from learning history, is to find the best and most massively celebratory festival and having a whale of a time.

I hope that visiting one or all of these places can help you experience the musical vacation you have been hoping for!

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