List of 2013 Top American Museums Includes Six Smart Destinations Partners

Six of Smart Destinations’ premier attraction partners have been named among the top twenty-five Best American Museums of 2013.

The annual “Best American Museums” list ranks six of Smart Destinations’ award-winning institutions among the top 25 museums in the country. All six of the selected art museums, historical institutions, and modern cultural attractions are included with Smart Destinations’ Go City Cards and Explorer Passes.

Voted upon each year by travelers, the annual “Best American Museums” list is circulated by prominent travel resource TripAdvisor. For 2013, the number one museum in the country is one of Smart Destinations’ premier attraction partners, the Art Institute of Chicago. Renowned among the best art museums in the world, the Art Institute is followed closely by the equally distinguished Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. These three museums are among the most popular attractions on Smart Destinations’ Go City Card and Go Select Pass products.

“It’s great to help travelers visit some of the best museums in the country through our multi-attraction admission passes,” says Cecilia Dahl, Co-Founder and President of Smart Destinations. “With so many popular attractions, tours, and activities to choose from, it’s always rewarding when travelers choose to visit our partner attractions as part of their vacation experience.”

Chicago and New York City are further represented on this list of Best American Museums with the institutions focused on different sectors of American history. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, renowned as the largest and one of the most sophisticated science museums in the West, placed high on the list this year – attesting to its popularity among visitors from around the world. The newer Ground Zero Museum Workshop, located in New York’s West Village, has clearly struck a chord with its moving and thought-provoking exhibits.

The Best American Museums list also nods to a popular San Diego attraction, the USS Midway Museum. A historical artifact turned museum, the USS Midway is an important part of San Diego’s maritime and naval heritage and is among the most-visited historical sites in the region. The USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum is included in the Go San Diego Card, Go Select San Diego Pass, and several top-rated Go Select Packages.

About Smart Destinations

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