In Toronto you can find a bit of everything. In fact 49% of the population is foreign-born, making it the most international major city in the world. Diversity and colorful local neighborhoods have their own flair. This vibrant culture has given growth to independent shops, galleries and “art” hotels. It’s a wonderful mishmash!
Over 30 million visits to museums and galleries a year: London’s art and creative scenes are the most active in the world in terms of people. There’s always something on and London doesn’t shy away from investing in grand projects. Let’s not forget the Olympics!
287 is the number of theaters in Buenos Aires, beating out a close second-place, London, for most theaters in the world. The breadth of performances is breathtaking, from the Teatro Colon for the country’s best opera and classical, to Corrientes Avenue – often called the Broadway of Buenos Aires – the scene is the best in Latin America.
With 55,500,000 visits to cinemas, Paris is the moviegoer capital of the world. It’s easy to see why: Paris has always been at the heart of creativity and art, inspiring its inhabitants and visitors alike. France’s national love of cinema is still alive and its independently run cinemas seriously helped the careers of filmmakers like Jean Cocteau and Francois Truffaut.
At about 1,000 video game arcades, Japan’s are the brightest, flashiest and busiest. Techies can find all kinds of interactive delight in the colorful capital of Japan.
Nightclubs, discos and dance halls are at a premium in São Paulo, with over 2,000 in the city. You’ll never run out of places to go in this enormous city, befitting its urban character.
You could spend an entire year visiting museums in Moscow – at 365; it has the most in the world. Russia’s long and exciting history is constantly on display and many of their museums are at the forefront of artistic experimentation.
Shenzen has 639 public libraries, meaning incredible access to life long learning if you’re a resident.
With 613 art galleries, New York’s constant inflow of visitors and creatives offer an impressive array of classic art and avantgarde experimentation that has something for everyone.
Los Angeles’ over 500 live music venues makes it, arguably, the best music scene in America (and maybe the world). From hard-kicking rock to lulling classical, Los Angeles has the best of just about everything.