The world is an incredibly diverse and interesting place and no two cities are the same. Whether taking in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai or drinking in Paris from the Eiffel Tower, cities all over the world have unforgettable experiences to offer. Here are six must-visit cities from around the world.
London is a city steeped in history and British culture and understandably attracts millions of tourists year on year. Its Royal heritage creates intrigue for many visitors who flock to the country’s capital to visit Buckingham Palace. Top tourist attractions such as the Tower Of London, and Westminster Abbey showcase the rich history and culture. These attractions are perfectly juxtaposed with modern landmarks such as The Shard, The City, and The Skydeck. Moreover, London can offer more than landmarks and big buildings. It is home to colourful festivals such as Nottinghill carnival and quirky markets such as Camden Market. Not to mention you can enjoy everything from fine dining to street food in the capital’s vast and diverse capital.
At just over an hour’s flight from London, Paris is the perfect next stop. Paris is France’s capital and although it is a short distance from London its history and culture vary greatly. It’s famous the world over for its rich array of art galleries and museums such as the iconic Lourve Museum. It also hosts historical and culturally significant landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Arc De Triomphe. Paris is commonly romanticized in literature and films and after spending a few hours in Paris you will see why. The streets are full of character and charm and vacationing tourists can take in the idyllic city views as they cruise down the famous Seine River that runs through the city. Paris challenges any visitor not to fall in love with its quaint charm, fine fresh food, and bustling city streets.
There are fewer more polarizing cities to Paris than Las Vegas. Although Vegas is home to a replica Eiffel Tower at the aptly name The Paris hotel and resort that is where the similarities end. Las Vegas is in the depths of the desert and experiences blisteringly hot summers and mild winters. It is a man-made playground that offers tourists nonstop entertainment from gambling, to theme parks to bedazzling shows. What Vegas lacks in historical culture it makes up for in nonstop enjoyment and intrigue. Vegas offers everything from rambling desert canyons on the Red Rock Canyon Trail to shopping the Kardashian’s actual wardrobe at Kardashian Kloset Las Vegas. Vegas may not be your first thought when it comes to ultimate bucket list cities but this city is truly like no other in the world.
Perth is on Australia’s West Coast and is the capital of the state of Western Australia. It is famous for being the most isolated city in the world, as it is the furthest city from any other. It is quicker to get to Ubud in Bali than it is in Sydney, Australia. Despite this Perth is one of Australia’s greatly underrated cities. Its location makes it a diverse yet sparsely populated city. Rush hour traffic, seemingly endless queues, and throngs of people are not common complaints about inhabitants and tourists. While it has a vast, modern, and incredibly clean city centre with a fantastic infrastructure it lies just a short drive from the coast. You can be on some of Australia’s, if not the world’s finest beaches in a matter of minutes, riding the surf of the Indian Ocean and soaking up the warm Australian sunshine.
New York City, America
Quite the opposite of Perth, New York City is one of the most densely populated cities in the world and it needs no introduction. It is famed as the city that never sleeps. and commonly holds the mantra of being the best city in the world. With so much to see and do it is easy to see why. The city embodies the American dream and there is no landmark more symbolic of this than the Statue of Liberty. A monument that represents the culture and freedom that America prides itself in. New York City is the home of Wall Street, Central Park, and Time Square, and many other world-famous attractions. Attractions aside tourists descend on New York to simply experience it, to soak in the sights, taste the food, walk the streets and immerse themself in the daily life of famous New Yorkers.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A truly modern marvel; the once empty desert land that is now modern-day Dubai is synonymous with luxury and lavish living. It is home to some of the most prestigious and luxurious hotels in the world. Dubai is a relatively young city by comparison to some of the others listed but it does not fall short when it comes to the experiences it offers. While in Dubai you can scale the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and explore some of the best shopping malls in the world. Dubai can offer tourists the very best of city breaks while simultaneously being able to give beachside luxury. What is more, visitors can experience the desert and a more traditional way of life in just a short drive from the city.
Heading back to the Mediterranean and one of the world’s oldest cities. This list wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include Rome. It is Rome’s monumental history and unrivalled architecture that is one of the main pulls of this European hub. Travellers flock to Rome to marvel at the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the Vatican and that is only scratching the surface. Another of the city’s major attractions is its cuisine. What better place to experience it than the country’s capital. Enjoy fresh pasta, the finest quality Italian ingredients, world-class coffee, and desserts to die for during your stay in Rome.