Traveling was a distant dream in the past two years due to the raging pandemic. However, things are getting back to normal after a vaccine roll-out all around the world. Traveling is a passion for many people and they would even quit their day jobs if it meant they could travel the world. Traveling can be a great way to open your mind up and gather more experiences. However, choosing where to go is the real question.
Whether you are planning to go to an exotic location or a mainstream touristy country, you can get a lot of information from TV channels like the Travel Channel or TLC. You can watch them on the go with the Spectrum app and plan your trip accordingly. There are so many documentaries and TV channels devoted to showing everything you need to know about famous travel destinations. Here are some of the top tourist locations that you should go to at least once in your lifetime.
1: The Eiffel Tower, Paris
Paris is the fashion center of the world and there is hardly any other city that matches the hype, style, and culture of Paris. It has numerous famous places that you can visit but the Eiffel Tower may take the crown. It is one of the iconic symbols of the City of Love and it is one of the most photographed structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is considered one of the most romantic places on earth, and many wedding proposals happen here every day.
Whether you are a young couple, a travel enthusiast, or a budding artist looking for inspiration. The Eiffel Tower draws everyone’s attention and inspires a passion for love and traveling.
2: The Colosseum, Rome
Ancient Rome must have been a sight to behold because even the last remains are a huge tourist attraction. The Colosseum is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Rome, Italy, and people from around the world are drawn to it. The structure speaks volumes of Roman history and the Gladiator culture that was the norm back then. It is an easily recognizable structure and has become a great symbol for ancient Rome and present Roman tourism as well. You can buy sip-the-line tickets and can even get special access to the Gladiator gate right to The Colosseum’s floor.
3: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Istanbul is a city rich in culture and history and the monuments and buildings speak for it. It has seen days of the Muslim Turkish Empire and also the strength of the Christian rule over it. As a result, each part of its history has given it a much deeper and bolder character. The Hagia Sophia is in the city center and is directly opposite to The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque). The unique domes and minarets of the building are true to Turkish architecture and will reel any tourist The use for the building has changed over the years and it has been used as a church, a mosque, and a museum.
4: Statue of Liberty, New York
There are many tourist destinations in America but nothing seems to be more popular than the Statue of Liberty. The statue in New York is massive and has its own island. It was gifted to America in 1896 as a symbol of freedom and liberty by France. Every day many tourists take the ferry to Liberty Island in New York Harbor to get a closer look at the iconic neoclassical statue.
5: The Louvre, Paris
Home to some of the most famous art pieces in the world, The Louvre is one of the most popular museums in the world. The famous works at the museum include The Monalisa, The Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist, Athena of Velletri, and the sculpture Venus de Milo. There are many other remarkable art pieces to feast your eyes, and admire the immensely beautiful collection. The glass pyramid outside the building is an iconic and heavily photographed site as well. A trip to Paris is incomplete without going to The Louvre.
6: Machu Picchu, Peru
The ancient ruins of Inca city, Machu Picchu are arguably one of the best destinations to travel to in the world. The ruins in Peru bring in tourists from around the world with their other-worldly allure and inexplicable attraction. The location is a big part of the charm as it is located on high mountains surrounded by a thick green forest. It is amazing to imagine how ancient builders were able to build this city in such challenging terrain. Machu Picchu is indeed one of the most iconic places on earth and should be on every traveler’s bucket list.