1. New Orleans
NOLA is more than just shrimp po’ boys and live jazz. Along with the renowned food and music, the city’s over 40 museums provide yet another layer of cultural enrichment for visitors and locals alike. Between the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum and the National WWII Museum, there’s something to see for virtually every type of museumgoer. Art fans will appreciate the eclectic collection of Italian Renaissance pieces and modern art at the NOMA. Likewise, the Louisiana State Museum is a must for those who want to brush up on the history of music, particularly jazz.