The Urban Tourist: 5 City Destinations You Can Visit All Over the World

When we talk about vacations, many of us often imagine a warm sandy beach in the tropics or a cold, snowy getaway in the mountains, or a relaxing fishing trip in the wilderness with Takacat Americas. Although a warm beach isn’t a bad place for a vacation, it can get tiring at times. If you’re the adventurous type or want a change of scenery for your vacations, it’s time to try going urban. 

The best cities in the world are slowly opening back their doors for tourists. With that said, here are some of the best city destinations for tourists to visit.  

Tokyo, Japan

One of the most developed cities in the far east, Tokyo has been a popular tourist destination for quite some time now. Before heading out to places like Tokyo, it would be best to seek travel help and advice from reliable sources. Here are some of the best places to go in this bustling metropolis.

Tokyo Skytree

Upon arrival, it’s hard not to see the Tokyo Skytree. If you want a full view of the city, you should head there. This tower is also the tallest structure in Japan and is a must-stop for tourists. 

Ginza District

Ginza District is the oldest shopping area in Tokyo. During the weekends, every shop is open, and traffic is stopped. If you fancy a little adventure while shopping, Ginza District is an excellent place to be.

Other noteworthy places to visit:

  • Meiji Jingu
  • Ghibli Museum
  • Kabukicho(Red-light District)
  • Tokyo Station Ramen Street
  • Nisshin Tasuke
  • Ueno 500 Bar
  • Akihabara District
  • Hachiko Memorial Statue

Paris, France

Landing in Paris will have you fall head over heels. Paris is a favorite destination for milestone celebrations, such as anniversaries and honeymoons. So let’s not keep love waiting; here are some of the best places to be in the City of Love.

Eiffel Tower

A symbol, an icon, a landmark- these are just a few words many people use to describe the Eiffel Tower. Over 324 meters high, getting to the top of the tower rewards visitors with a complete view of Paris.

Musée du Louvre

The Louvre Museum or Musée du Louvre is one of the most visited art museums in the world. With eight departments having a unique theme, the wait is worth it when visiting the museum.

Other noteworthy places to visit:

  • Avenue des Champs-Élysées
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Pont des Arts
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Les Papilles
  • L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
  • Da Guissepe

New York City, USA

New York is the “city so good that they named it twice.” Many people from all over visit the city for the Broadway shows, food, and other countless destinations within. To narrow down your choices, here are some of the best places to go in New York:

Liberty Island

Liberty Island is where the Statue of Liberty is situated. By reaching the island, you can walk around the statue’s base. So don’t miss a visit to Liberty Island if you’re in the Big Apple!

Central Park

When visiting New York, always put a trip to Central Park in your itinerary. You can visit Strawberry Fields, Central Park Zoo, and the iconic Lake within the park. Many of the attractions are free, making it a must-stop destination.

Other noteworthy places to visit:

  • Times Square
  • Broadway
  • Empire State Building
  • Fifth Avenue
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Katz’s Delicatessen
  • Grand Central Oyster Bar
  • Momofuku Ko

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is a literal oasis in the middle of the desert. This city has been booming in development and is considered one of the best tourist destinations globally. Here are some of the best places to visit in the City of Gold:

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is 2,700 feet and is the world’s tallest tower. This luxurious place is often dubbed as the only 7 or 8-star hotel in the world. When you’re in Dubai, a visit to the Burj Khalifa is a must.

The Dubai Mall

Aside from having the tallest tower, Dubai also hosts one of the world’s largest shopping malls. The Dubai Mall is over 500,000 square meters and filled with more than 1,000 stores. There’s also a walk-through aquarium and the Dubai Rink, a world-class ice rink.

Other noteworthy places to visit:

  • Global Village
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Aquaventure Waterpark
  • Legoland Dubai
  • Dubai Marina
  • La Petite Maison
  • Al Hadheerah

Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a bustling city in Australia that’s always a go-to destination for many tourists’ travel lists. With lots of things to do and places to go, you’ll never have dull moments in Sydney. Here are some of the best places in Sydney:

Sydney Opera House

One of the world’s most famous buildings is the Sydney Opera House. Once you get to Australia, a visit to this marvelous place is a must. The opera house is where the Australian Ballet and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs perform.

The Queen Victoria Building

If architecture is your thing, don’t miss a visit to the Queen Victoria Building. Originally planned as a storage warehouse, the place is now one of the best shopping districts in Sydney. This old building features classic architecture and has undergone several renovations.

Other noteworthy places to visit:

  • The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • Hyde Park
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Barangaroo Reserve
  • Darling Harbour
  • Kitchen by Mike CBD
  • Odd Culture Newtown
  • Flour and Stone

Final Words

The cities mentioned above are the most popular for tourists to visit all over the world. Aside from beaches and island destinations, a good walk in bustling cities is also an excellent idea for a vacation. Make sure to visit them and experience their offerings.

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