These are my favorite cities I have been to, mainly because of art and architecture, museums and libraries I visited there. In terms of paying attention to fine food, style, and live music, even in my hometown, I'm pretty much oblivious, though I'm working on the style part. in no particular order: Rome - Capitoline Museum, St. Peter's and Vatican Museum, Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Pantheon Paris - The Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, Musee de l'Orangerie, MusÃ©e Jacquemart-AndrÃ© New York - Metropolitan Museum Washington D. C. - Haven't been in years. Boston - Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Fogg Museum, Boston Public Library, Boston College Libraries Martha's Vineyard - Love this place. I'd look to live or retire there if I could
My favorite used book store is there, called The Book Den. Chicago - Art Institute of Chicago, Newberry Library Kyoto - Shinto temples. The city just had an amazing aura. Antwerp - Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Rubens' House, St. James' Church Cody, WY - surrounded by Yellowstone Nat'l Park. Buffalo Bill Historical Center was full of some great landscape paintings by Thomas Moran.