It’s hard to beat a fun, fulfilling art district for a wholesome day of bargain-priced family entertainment. Cities are quickly catching onto the trend, many boasting several art districts catering to different tastes. Here are just a few we like.

Atlanta: It’s certainly not size that makes Atlanta’s petit Castleberry Hill area such a satisfying art district, but rather its atmosphere. Located on a short, easily walkable stretch of Walker Street, spilling out onto a couple parallel streets, Castleberry Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to artist lofts, more than 11 galleries and a variety of eateries. The area, the most complete warehouse district still surviving in the city, is also quite aesthetically pleasing, with many shops and lofts housed in early 20th-century warehouse buildings.

Baltimore: Baltimore’s first neighborhood to be designated an arts and entertainment district, Station North, is an eclectic mix of people, architecture, arts, food and fun. The combination residential and commercial area covers the bases with all manner of theaters, cafés, galleries, music venues, restaurants and bars on offer. Many artist studios and residential lofts are housed in restored former industrial buildings and beautiful early 20th century row homes.

Cleveland: Four miles from downtown Cleveland sits one of the most concentrated square miles of arts and culture in the nation: University Circle. The area is home to more than 20 artistic and cultural venues including the Cleveland Museum of Art,Cleveland Museum of Contemporary ArtCleveland Institute of Art, and Severance Hall (winter home of the renowned Cleveland Orchestra). Other visitor enticements include the Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryCleveland Botanical Garden, and the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Dallas: Everything is bigger in Texas and the Dallas Arts District is no exception. One of the largest concentrated urban arts districts in the United States, the area spans 19 acres and is home to four buildings designed by Pritzker-prize wining architects. Among the attractions are the Dallas Museum of Art (offering free general admission),the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Crow Collection of Asian Art (also offering free admission), the Morton H. Meyerson Dallas Symphony Center, the AT&T Performing Arts CenterDallas City Performance Hall and more.

Los Angeles: Downtown LA is home to an unexpectedly stout art district, dubbed “Gallery Row.” The area (situated along Main and Spring Streets, between 2nd and 9th Streets) is lined with cutting-edge art galleries which, on the second Thursday of every month, host the wildly popular Downtown Art Walk. Those who visit outside of this monthly, jovial art carnival can still happily occupy themselves admiring the area’s profusion of sculptures and street art.

Milwaukee: An alluring concentration of art galleries, theaters, exclusive boutiques, specialty stores and antique shops can be found in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, a six square block area located south of downtown, along the Milwaukee River. The heartening revitalization of this turn-of-the-century warehouse and manufacturing district has rightfully caused visitors to compare it to New York’s SoHo neighborhood. Its continued development includes a burgeoning restaurant and nightlife scene.

Philadelphia: The pride and joy of Philly’s arts scene is on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, aka the Parkway Museums District, home to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the third largest art museum in the country, the Rodin Museum, the most extensive public collection of Auguste Rodin’s works outside Paris, including The Thinker, theBarnes FoundationMoore College of Artand much more. There’s also a variety of pubic sculpture and architecture as well as the Franklin Institute and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Phoenix: The Roosevelt Row Arts District (RoRo) in downtown Phoenix is a walkable, creative district bedecked with galleries, quirky shops and exhibits by both up-and-coming and old favorite artists. The monthly First Fridays Artwalk includes participation by more than 70 galleries and art-friendly businesses who open their doors, creating what may be the nation’s largest, self-guided art walk. From its humble artist beginnings in 1993, the neighborhood has developed to include award-winning restaurants, galleries, boutiques and live music venues.

Raleigh: The Warehouse District is a trendy six-block area adorned with repurposed red brick warehouse spaces and other old buildings which are being used for myriad independently owned businesses. CAM Raleigh, the only non-collecting contemporary art museum in North Carolina, is the core of this burgeoning area surrounded by art galleries and studios like Rebus WorksDesignbox and Flanders Art Gallery. Fashion is also well represented in the Warehouse District, including Raleigh Denim Workshop and Curatory, just steps away from the CAM, where custom jeans are hand sewn on vintage machines. For those who consider chocolate an art form (and if not, why not?) there’s Videri Chocolate Factory.

San Diego: The Mediterranean-style village of La Jolla may be best known as a well-trodden Southern California vacation destination, but step back from the coastline strip and one will also find one of San Diego’s most vibrant arts neighborhoods. Highlights include Thumbprint and their urban art movement based on outsider art, street art and graffiti, and the chic Scott White Contemporary Art Gallery which promotes emerging and mid-career artists as well as renowned modern and contemporary artists. Along the coast is “Murals of La Jolla,” conceived in 2010, which features more than a dozen artists whose work has transformed the coastline into an outdoor contemporary art gallery.