When it comes to planning a trip, where should you even start? Well, if you’re a music fan, you could plan your vacation around music history, so Billboard has rounded up 13 landmarks that should be on every music fan’s travel bucket list.
Eleven of the hot spots are in the United States, while a couple – Abbey Road and Strawberry Field – are specifically for Beatles fans visiting the UK For Abbey Road, fans can snap a photo on the famed London crosswalk where the band shot the cover of their 1969 album or even tour the studio where the LP was recorded. Strawberry Field is in the band’s hometown of Liverpool – which is a two-hour-plus train ride from London – and was a Salvation Army children’s home that inspired the 1967 song “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
Back to the US, if you’re looking to head Down South, you could visit Pigeon Forge, Tenn., For the Dolly Parton-themed Dollywood amusement park, or Elvis Presley fans can get a double dose of The King in Memphis, Tenn. .: at his Graceland mansion or Sun Studio where he recorded his very first song. Plus, do not forget to pay homage to country music in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry. Outside of Tennessee, there’s the famous Preservation Hall in New Orleans, which is home to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Elsewhere across America, there’s Prince’s beloved Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn .; the Motown Museum in Detroit; the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY; the scenic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colo .; the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland; or Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY, which was the site of the Woodstock music festival in 1969.
Below, find photos of all these important locations of music history.