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Cultural vacation packages

Discover what makes a destination unique with a cultural vacation from Southwest Vacations®. Every destination has a culture worth exploring. Step into the past by visiting national treasures, historic ruins, and notable museums. Enjoy a cultural getaway with a unique food scene or explore a city hosting an art or music festival.
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New Orleans

Let the good times roll during visits to this unforgettable vacation destination. New Orleans is world-famous for its spicy blend of history, mystery, and perhaps just a little voodoo. Thought to be one of the world’s most haunted destinations, New Orleans boasts a rich cultural heritage and an ever-present blend of the past and present.

  • Brave one of the cemetery tours for a glimpse into the city's haunted history.
  • Escape to downtown New Orleans for a visit to Oak Alley Plantation, the stately home of the "old south."
  • Stroll through the famous Garden District where you'll find the famous architecture, dining, and entertainment that helped make New Orleans famous.

Washington D.C.

The capital of the United States of America, Washington D.C. is a hot spot for art galleries, theatres, museums, and world-famous historical attractions. Home of the White House and the center of U.S. government, visitors can experience the past and present of American history through visits to Capitol Hill; fascinating museums such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the International Spy Museum; and national monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • Tour the White House, the iconic residence of U.S. Presidents past and present.
  • Visit famous museums like the National Gallery of Art and historical attractions like the Lincoln Memorial.

Puerto Vallarta

A treasure along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Puerto Vallarta is not only a popular beach vacation destination, it also offers a charming old town complete with cobblestone streets, historic churches, art galleries, and great restaurants. Long before its tourism boom, the large Banderas Bay was a popular port for ships, trade, and agriculture.

  • Explore Puerto Vallarta’s past while walking through the historic Romantic Zone with crumbling churches, archaeological sites, and open-air markets.
  • Take in a thriving arts scene with galleries full of local artwork, year-round festivals and cultural events, and a seaside esplanade lined with sculptures created by leading artists.

New York City

With five boroughs and a whole lot of personality, New York City has something for every taste, whim, and mood. Here, some of the world's best art, theatre, and attractions are waiting to be discovered including popular attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The convenient subway system makes it easy to catch a Broadway Musical, take in awe-inspiring art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and stroll under the trees of Central Park, all in the course of a day!

  • Visit world-famous museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Ground Zero Museum.
  • From the shows of Broadway to The Statue of Liberty, visitors will never run out of things to see in New York City.