Whether you’re just looking for something to do on the weekend, or you find art museums inspirational, there is plenty to explore within the United States.

As part of our Drive the Nation Summer of Sightseeing, today we are highlighting our favorite museums from across the country. Participate in the fun by sharing a photo of your favorite museum and enter for a chance to win the Drive The Nation Summer of Sightseeing contest using #DTNSoS. You can view the official rules here.


Here are just a few of our favorites:

Guggenheim Museum – New York, New York

Located just a subway ride away in Manhattan’s Upper Eastside of New York is the Guggenheim Museum. The museum is committed to innovation and has a heavy focus on modern and contemporary art. Audiences both local and global make it a point to visit this museum because of its fully integrated museum experience.

The J.Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles, California

Built in 1997 and dedicated to scholarly research and public education is the J.Paul Getty Museum. This location is quite popular for the locals to visit and enjoy a collection of different cultural art. Here you will find collections of European, Asian and American art throughout the museum. Stop by The Getty Store and grab Getty exclusives ranging from apparel to jewelry, home decor and more.

Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, Massachusetts

Originally opened in 1876 in Boston, MA is the Museum of Fine Arts. This location features over 500,000 works of art from all around the world. In addition, the museum is listed as one of the most comprehensive museums today. See something that sparked your interest? 

Smithsonian American Art Museum – Washington, DC

Located in Washington, DC, a city that is rich in culture and attractions, is the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The museum features over 7,000 artists and pieces that date back to the Revolutionary War. Also, it is the nation’s first collection of American art.

de Young Museum – San Francisco, California

Originally founded in 1865 in San Francisco’s Golden Park is the de Young Museum. Reopened in 2005 is a new facility featuring arts, architecture and natural landscapes. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, you must add it to your list.