There are so many amazing places in the world to visit, no one person can do it all in one lifetime. That’s why many people focus on the big ones. Most people want to climb the Eiffel Tower, stroll the canals in Venice, and if kids are involved, visit one of the many Disney parks around the world.
But, with countless amazing places in the world to visit, why don’t you get creative with your next vacation instead?
There are a lot of great places that don’t top the list of many travelers, but they should! Here are a few of the most unique places in the world to add to your bucket list.
Palm Jumeirah in Dubai
If you’re looking for a luxury vacation experience, you have many choices, but none are as unique as the Palm Jumeirah located in Dubai. This amazing island was completely man-made to resemble one of the palms that are so common in the area.
Palm Jumeirah is popular with investors because many people are flocking to this area to rent an apartment or buy a villa, but it’s also a great place to vacation. Atlantis The Palm is a popular place to stay. It’s located on the peak of the palm on the crescent. However, there are other resorts to choose from too.
Beaches abound, making it the perfect option for those who want a view of the water everywhere they look.
Giethoorn in the Netherlands
Venice is a popular destination, but the city is cracking down on tourists. So many flock to this small city that its residents fear that its culture is being lost. Not to mention, it’s never any fun to visit a place that’s congested with people.
Visit a different, but just as beautiful, version of a canal city by visiting Giethroon in the Netherlands instead.
This quaint village doesn’t use roads. Instead, the homes and buildings are connected by a series of canals, which means residents and visitors must get around by boat. Over 170 wooden bridges ensure walking on foot when exploring is comfortable too.
Take a boat tour of this little village that was established in the 18th century, or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in the area.
Mackinac Island in Michigan, USA
The United States is a big place with plenty to see. Skip New York City and head inland instead to a quaint little island in Michigan.
Mackinac Island seems frozen in time, thanks to the historic bed and breakfasts lining the shore and the fact that no vehicles are allowed to be driven on the island. Instead, you’ll hear the clip-clopping of horse hooves on the pavement as you wander the town.
There’s a lot to keep you busy on Mackinac Island:
- Bike over 70 miles of trails through the park
- Take a tour of Fort Mackinac
- Sit on the largest front porch in the world at the Grand Hotel
- Ride a horse or take a carriage ride through town
Kunming in China
Kunming is a beautiful place to visit with green forests, caves, and temples, but it also houses one of the strangest places in the world—Dwarf Empire.
It’s a unique amusement park that is completely staffed by dwarf people. Some say it’s an abomination, while others recognize the fact that it gives those short in stature a place to start over in a culture where it’s common for them to be shunned from their families. It’s the perfect stop for those who like to raise some eyebrows with their travels.
It’s true that there’s a lot of Holocaust history to be learned in Poland, but Wieliczka has something else to offer. It is home to an incredible salt mine.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is unlike anything you have ever seen before. It contains a 400-year chapel that is located underground. The space is so grand that it has launched a hot air balloon and bungee jumpers have even jumped through its mines. There’s a health resort, you can stay overnight in the cavern, and parties are often thrown with acoustics that make any band come to life.
There are many amazing places in the world to visit. Don’t get stuck fighting the crowds to visit the big tourist traps that everyone else wants to see! Step foot off the beaten path and check out one of these attractions instead for a truly unforgettable experience.