Summertime is when students get to relax and take a break from their studies. However, summer is also the perfect time to travel. The weather is nice, there aren’t any looming assignments to weigh your conscious, and there are so many places to go. Whether it’s to the beach, an amusement park, or even another state or country, there are so many things to do no matter where you are. Going far away from home might be a hassle, but there is always something to do right in your hometown. One great destination that usually doesn’t require a long drive or a plane ride is your local museum.
Any museum you travel to will have tons of interesting components that makes it completely unique. I love going to art museums because there is always a connection between history and crafts. In addition to displays and paintings, there are exhibits. Exhibits are presentations that museums hold for a certain amount of time to display a certain selection of items. Exhibits aren’t held in the same museum for long, so a great travel tip is to always go on the museum’s website before your visit to see if there are any current or upcoming exhibitions. Most of the time exhibits cost an additional fee, but sometimes they can be free. This will help you save even more on your “vacation.”
Art museums are great travel destinations because there is always something eye-catching. Whether it’s a famous painting, a huge sculpture, or something simple yet thought-provoking, the art is endless. Another great aspect of art museums is the architecture. Usually, the building in itself is a work of art. Most are modern with cool, unique shapes. Sometimes the outside appearance of the museum can be just as captivating as what is inside. After seeing what the museum has to offer, to prolong your visit and spend a good amount of your day there, grabbing a bite to eat and enjoying the scenery is always a great way to relax.
Whether you decide to stay inside the café or go out to a garden area, getting a snack or lunch with friends is a way to make your trip feel like you actually left your home. In addition to grabbing a meal, checking out the bookstore is a good way to end the day. Museums have a lot of knick-knacks, but books are a great way to learn more about what you saw. Lastly, a fun travel tip that stays the same no matter how far you go is to take pictures. Museums in general are great locations for Instagram-worthy pictures. Take your time making your way through your local museum and remember to capture every moment with a quick shot on your phone or with your camera.
Where is your hometown travel destination? Let us know in the comments below!