Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Equal parts Victorian and industrial, the perennially hip former Second City
of the British Empire is home to an authentic and thriving arts and music scene and a surprising number of luxury hotels. Additionally, proximity to Scotland’s glorious lochs and glens offer nearby spectacular escapes from city life.

Take in all manner of art, new and old, at the Kelvingrove and any

of its many contemporary galleries near the Charles Rennie MacKintosh-designed art school, then discuss it over tea and pineapple tarts at the distinctively Art Nouveau Willow Tea Rooms, also designed by MacKintosh. And whether you prefer classical music or hard rock, don’t leave without taking in a concert at this UNESCO-endorsed City of Music.