It’s no secret that there are many amazing places in the world to visit and explore, but there are some that really stand out above the rest as the most beautiful and breathtaking to see with your own eyes before you take your last breath here on Earth. Check out this list of the top five places in the world to visit before you die.
1) Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is a city of paradoxes. It’s electric, high-tech, and futuristic while also being steeped in ancient tradition—and it all feels authentic. What makes Tokyo stand out from other cities isn’t just its bright lights or impressive skyline (though there are plenty of both), but also its people, culture, and energy. From Tsukiji fish market to Meiji Shrine, and from Shinjuku at night to Harajuku on a Sunday morning, Tokyo takes sensory overload to an entirely new level. And when you add in Japan’s famous service culture—which was born and bred in Tokyo—you get a combination that will make any visitor want to come back for more. Add some Michelin stars into that mix, and Tokyo might be just about perfect. Just ask anyone who lives here; they’ll tell you how much they love it here. If I could live anywhere else in the world, I wouldn’t want to; I couldn’t imagine my life anywhere else. But everyone has their own preferences and tastes, so check out these top five destinations around the globe before you decide where your bucket list adventure should take place. Happy travels!
2) New York City, USA
Why New York City? Just look around. From art and culture to entertainment, there’s never a shortage of things to do. It’s also a hot spot for international cuisine, allowing you to eat your way through five boroughs of savory meat pies and juicy burgers. And don’t forget about Central Park—you can take a romantic walk or bike ride in one of New York City’s most famous parks while admiring its gorgeous greenery. What could be better than that? To top it off, NYC is also home to some world-renowned museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Plus, let’s not forget Broadway! This mecca of theater houses some of America’s best productions including Wicked, Lion King, and Rent. If you haven’t already guessed by now, we think New York City is definitely worth a visit before you die! Title: World’s Best Places: The Top 5 Places To Visit Before You Die New York City, USA: Why New York City? Just look around. From art and culture to entertainment, there’s never a shortage of things to do. It’s also a hot spot for international cuisine, allowing you to eat your way through five boroughs of savory meat pies and juicy burgers.
3) Niagara Falls, Canada
If you’re traveling on a budget and looking for an adventure that can’t be missed, Niagara Falls is your best bet. It’s actually made up of three different waterfalls: Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Each waterfall has its own distinct beauty, so if you have time to stay in town, you should see all three. Located right along Lake Ontario, it’s also one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations. No matter what time of year you visit, there are plenty of activities available. In winter, visitors can walk across frozen Lake Ontario or ride snowmobiles across huge ice sheets. In summer, tourists love to rent paddleboats and kayaks from vendors along the shoreline. And at any time of year, visitors will be able to explore Cave of Winds or take a boat tour through Devil’s Hole—where they might even catch sight of some rare birds!
4) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
There are certain places you just have to see in your lifetime, and Rio de Janeiro certainly qualifies. Cariocas (as native Rio residents are called) take pride in their Cidade maravilhosa—or marvelous city—for good reason. From its world-class cuisine to its beautiful beaches, it’s no wonder that Rio has long been a top tourist destination. But there’s so much more than sun, sand, and soccer here. In fact, many of Rio’s most iconic attractions can be found off of Copacabana beach—where else? Start with Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak rising 710 feet above sea level. Then hop on an open-air tram for an aerial view of Christo Redentor—the city’s famous statue of Jesus Christ located atop Corcovado Mountain. After taking in some fresh air, head down to Botafogo Bay where you can tour one of Rio’s many aquariums before having lunch at one of its fine restaurants overlooking Guanabara Bay. And don’t forget about Carnival! If you’re visiting during February or March, don’t miss out on one of Brazil’s biggest celebrations featuring parades and samba dancers dressed in vibrant costumes. Just make sure to wear comfortable shoes…you’ll need them!
5) Sydney, Australia
With over ten million people calling Sydney their home, it’s one of Australia’s most lively cities. For travelers, there is plenty to see and do in Sydney from walking across its famous Harbour Bridge to taking a ferry down to Manly beach. In fact, there are so many things to do in Sydney that you could spend weeks exploring every corner of it. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes to keep your taste buds happy while you take in all that Sydney has to offer. It may be on everyone else’s bucket list but why wait? Book your flight now! Inca Trail Trek (Peru): If hiking up through some of South America’s most beautiful landscapes sounds like something you might enjoy then an Inca Trail trek might be right for you. This three-day journey starts at 3 am with a short hike up to Warmiwanuska Pass where trekkers will get their first glimpse at Machu Picchu just as dawn breaks.