Top Three Music Destinations in the World
There are some places in the world that are so synonymous with a particular artist or band that their fans book cheap holidays to the destinations just to see how their idols lived or the places which they frequented. These destinations are in turn so tied up with the artist that even holidaymakers who are not fans of the artist will end up visiting an association associated with them – after all no visit to Liverpool would be complete without a drink in the Cavern Club. Here are three of the most famous music destinations in the world:
Elvis in Graceland
Graceland is definitely one of a kind and a destination that travellers should visit if they’re intrigued as to how the King of Rock and Roll spent his millions. Private jets with gold-plated seatbelts and 24-carat gold sinks are just some of ways that Elvis squandered his riches and visitors can see this as well as his classic car collection. Following in the footsteps of the King by walking around his family home, most guests opt for an audio tour which includes commentary and stories by Elvis and his daughter, Lisa-Marie. Inside the Trophy Room there is an amazing collection of Elvis’ gold and platinum records and music memorabilia. Finally in the Meditation Garden visitors can pay your respects to the King himself by visiting the place where the King and several members of his family have been laid to rest.
The Beatles in Liverpool
Liverpool’s fab four have made a mark on the city and it’s difficult to find another band that is so strongly associated with a particular place. Nowadays people travel to Liverpool just to see Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane, made immortal by the music of the Beatles. The Beatles Story in Albert Dock is a great start to a Beatles’ themed day and here visitors can learn the story of the fab four from their humble beginnings as The Quarrymen to global stardom. Albert Dock is also the starting point for the Magical Mystery Tour – a bus tour that takes in various Beatles landmarks and the childhood homes of John and Paul. The Cavern Club is the perfect end to a Beatles themed day and although it isn’t the original Cavern Club it does occupy three-quarters of the original space and brickwork, which fans have scrawled with messages.
Bob Marley in Jamaica
Reggae fans can visit many sites associated with Bob Marley whilst on their package holidays in Jamaica. The artist lived in the capital, Kingston and his former home is now a museum showcasing artefacts from his life and musical career. A guided tour around the property takes in Bob Marley’s medicinal herb garden and a recreation of the Wailers ‘Wail n Soul’ record store in Trenchtown. There are also bullet-holes in the property from an attempted assassination of the star in the seventies. At the end of the tour visitors can watch a short film on Bob Marley’s life in the former Tuff Gong recording studio, which is now an 80-seater cinema. There is also a bar and café on the property where holidaymakers can relax with a pina colada or sample some delectable jerk chicken.