20 of the Best Summer Art Destinations

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When summer weather calls for outdoor fun, consider coupling it with works of art. Stacker compiled 20 of the best outdoor art destinations to fill your summer itinerary from the East to West Coast. 

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Pack your favorite walking shoes and clock thousands of steps while traversing various terrains: hilly valleys, city sidewalks, winding hiking trails, unique bridges, and desert landscapes. 

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Whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or prepared to embark on an art-packed weekend, lakes, labyrinths, fountains, and even neon await you on these adventures. Are you ready?

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“The Bean,” the park’s most recognizable work officially titled “Cloud Gate,” is a must to photograph. It stands 33 feet high and comprises 110 tons of stainless steel.

Millennium Park in Chicago


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You’ll find a heavy dose of the international street art scene at Wynwood Walls, where muralists from around the globe have covered their canvases.

Wynwood Walls in Miami


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Weave through meadows, venture over the Mimi Gardner Gates Bridge to Pier 70, and stroll along Seattle’s stunning waterfront and railroad tracks

Olympic Sculpture Park  in Seattle


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When you visit during cultural events, you’ll experience the streets of Aruba come alive with parades, costumes, music, food, and dance.

The Neon Museum  in Las Vegas


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Let there be light—and 15 acres of it. The mesmerizing light installations by Bruce Munro exist in a Central Coast city most known for its numerous wineries and vibrant classic car scene.

Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio in Paso Robles, California


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