Museums, opera, art galleries, orchestras, libraries, theaters and aesthetic architecture – these are some of the many traits that make these 10 winning cities such favorites among lovers of art and culture.
We asked USA TODAY 10Best readers to vote for their favorite culture-centric destination, and after four weeks of voting, the results are in!
Santa Fe, the winning city, isn't only the capital of New Mexico; it's also a major cultural capital of the American Southwest and especially stellar when it comes to the quality of its museums and art galleries.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Destination for Culturephiles are as follows:
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Larry Bleiberg, Marla Cimini, Jessie Festa (Epicure & Culture and Jessie on a Journey) and Lydia Schrandt (10Best Editor) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of culture and travel.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners.
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