Top Recs: Museums, World

I like museums, and I don't care if that makes me sound pompous
  1. The Met (NYC)
    I am not exaggerating when I say that this is one of my favorite places in the world. Seriously. I love the medieval art. I love the Temple of Dendur. I love the classical art. I love it all. I go multiple times a year, every year.
  2. National Palace Museum (Taipei)
    I once saw someone tag a picture of him/herself (trying to maintain ambiguity here) at this museum, with the caption of "so touristy, why am I here." The kicker: she tagged the wrong museum, but I recognized the architecture of this place. I'll admit that I was irrationally upset, because this is a large and phenomenal museum for art, artifacts, culture, and history. You need to set aside a day for this place — but you won't regret it.
  3. Museum of Chinese in America (NYC)
    It's small, it's intimate, it's interactive, it's personal to me
  4. Musée du Louvre (Paris)
    I don't think this place needs a description. It's as fabulous as everyone says it is. The Mona Lisa is even more stunning in person; all other paintings look flat in comparison. The Venus de Milo was beautiful. Seeing the Code of Hammurabi in person was humbling. And the architecture and setup of the place is incredible.