Glasgow is Scotland's city of music. From The Verve to Oasis to Radiohead to Franz Ferdinand, all have had early careers in Glasgow. But when you're with the kids and can't stay up late checking out the music scene, here are some things you can still explore to take in the modern Glasgow-vibe.
The Riverside Museum on the River Clyde in Glasgow is designed by Zaha Hadid (who sadly passed away last year). Its zinc-clad zig-zag roof is dynamic and energetic, evoking the transportation theme of the museum. With large open spaces and a view of the river, it's a perfect spot for kids to run fast and then visit the now-free Tall Ship that sits nearby.
More modern views from the Riverside Museum by Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid.
Kelvin Hall houses 1.5 million museum objects, including the only surviving complete suite of interiors by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Plus it's the new home for Scotland's Moving Image Archive. And this modern makeover makes it an even more appealing spot to visit.
Kelvingrove Museum has 22 themed galleries and is sited at the edge of a beautiful park (think NYC's Central Park) so it's an easy favorite with the kids - plus it's free, which means you can spend 1 hour or 4 hours there, whatever fits your schedule. Pictured above: Sophie Cave's Floating Heads installation