Traveling is a wonderful experience. There’s no better way to become enlightened about different cultures and beautiful parts of the world that you’ve only ever seen through the lens of Instagram posts than to visit them in person. You might have ogled at pictures of sun-soaked destinations on the other side of the world, but you don’t need a pretty filter or a good angle to truly appreciate a stunning city when you experience it for yourself. Nothing can beat the physical experience of seeing a brand new place with your own two eyes.
You can live vicariously through other travelers or you can become one. And you definitely want to pick the latter of those two options if you’re being honest with yourself. It’s time to stop reading about great places to travel and start visiting them. Of course, you might want to finish reading this article if you have no idea as to where you should begin on this exciting adventure. Let’s look at a list of some of the best cities to visit in the world. Trust us when we say that you’ll never want to leave these places.
Singapore is an absolutely beautiful city but it’s more than that. This stunning island in Southeast Asia is a country in its own right. And when you see this mega city-state for yourself, you’ll understand why. It’s an incredible island and there’s probably too much to see in just one visit. But if you wanted somewhere to begin then you should definitely visit Little India whilst you’re there. This district lies just east of Singapore River and is packed full of things to see and do. Whilst there’s no longer ethnic segregation to the extent there once was, Little India is still massively influenced by Indian culture. You should definitely visit sites such as the stunning Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple whilst you’re there.
And you should look into house rental in Singapore if you think you’re going to stay there for a few months just to really explore the place. Because it’s a huge island with densely packed skyscrapers, people, and a rich tapestry of culture. The food in Singapore is like nowhere else in the world. Given the overlapping nationalities from all over Asia, you’ll have the choice of dishes ranging from Chinese to Indian cuisine. Try out some Peranakan dishes (a combination of Chinese and Malay cuisine) whilst you’re there. Multicultural doesn’t even begin to describe this mega city.
When visiting the United States, it’s impossible to know where you should begin. There are 50 states that make up this great nation and roughly 20,000 cities. It’s pretty unlikely that you’d be able to find the time or money to visit all of those cities in your lifetime, so you’re going to have to limit yourself to the best few. And if you’re looking for a city to kick off your travels then you should definitely start with Los Angeles. This is the heart of California, in many ways, and it’s one of the most famous places in the world. Or, at least, it’s home to some of the most famous people and places in the world.
Hollywood may not be entirely glitz and glamor, as there’s a dirty side to this strange industry, but it makes for a fascinating travel experience. See both the shiny surface-level face of Hollywood and the strange world that lies behind the veil when you visit these streets paved with gold. Beverly Hills is definitely worth a visit if you want to see the homes of some of the most famous people in the world, and you should trek up the stunning Hollywood hills for a scenic escape from the manmade jungle below.
Of course, once you’re content with your experience of Hollywood, there’s a lot to experience in Los Angeles itself. You should head to the Grand Central Market if you want to visit some amazing restaurants crammed into a vibrant atmosphere. Olio Pizzeria sells some delicious and authentic oven-fired pizza which I absolutely loved on my visit. On top of it all, live bands often play in the center of the market. It’s a great place to visit in Downtown L.A.
Australia is a vast country that can’t be summarized by any single city but Sydney is definitely the best place to start. It’s certainly the place that comes to most people’s minds when they think of Australia and there’s good reason for that. The iconic Sydney Opera House is worth not only admiring from the outside for its gorgeous aesthetic but admiring on the inside for some of the best musical and theatrical performances in the world. But this is only the start of what Sydney has to offer. The stunning beaches which lie just beyond its urban landscape are certainly worth visiting whilst you’re in the city. Australia really offers it all.
This intriguing city in Peru is unlike any of the other cities on this list. Machu Picchu is an ancient ruin and yet somehow far more beautiful than many modern cities across the world. It’s not just about the historical significance of this fascinating place but the sheer architectural beauty of somewhere so old and yet so sophisticated. The mountains which loom over this city and the beautiful Sacred Valley in which it’s situated are both stunning natural backdrops for this lost piece of civilization. Machu Picchu is a city of many secrets but that’s what makes it such a magnificent place to visit for the curious traveler.
Mexico might not be the first country you’d decide to visit because of the stereotypical views that it’s a dangerous place but the beautiful Mexico City might help you see past that misconception. Much like any major city, you need to take precautions, but it’s no more dangerous than any other urban place in the world. The architecture is beautiful and the street markets are fascinating. There’s so much to sink your teeth into.