Nobody needs to tell you that pent-up travel demand is at an all-time high following a full year of pandemic-enforced lockdowns, shelter-in-place mandates, and more Zoom calls than anyone cares to admit. But with domestic COVID-19 inoculations on the rise, people are starting to think about where their future travels will take them. With the summer season quickly creeping up, travelers will likely be looking for nearby escapes that offer an array of wide-open spaces and attractions. The answer? Outdoor art.
The U.S. is punctuated with countless destinations that boast truly impressive street art displays, which can be enjoyed entirely al fresco. Popular tourism magnets like Brooklyn, San Francisco, and the Wynwood Walls in Miami attract droves of visitors each year. But there’s no shortage of under-the-radar spots worth adding to your list for outdoor art. From meticulously curated collections to larger-than-life installments, here are some of America’s top mural hot spots you’ll want to see for yourself.