Although the destinations and your traveling companions may vary, the best vacations are usually composed of a few components: beautiful scenery (whether it's city, mountains, or beach), great local food, an adventure or two, and, of course, lots and lots of total relaxation. Throw all of these elements together, and you've got the recipe for a serious burst of inspiration.
Rather than just flooding your Instagram feed with your #travelporn, make something beautiful on vacation in one of a crop of hotels who offer all you need to do just that. From swanky in-house recording studios to printmaking classes to ceramics workshops, these artsy hubs complement an itinerary filled with the typical tourist stuff. After all, who's to say you can't hit up the Parthenon and create your own Grecian-inspired pottery on the same day? Check out five of our favorite spots to rouse up your creative spirit.