With so many cities to see around the world, picking the top ten cities to visit can seem like an impossible task. For this list we picked cities based on how beautiful they are, and how fun they are. We also looked at how much they have to offer tourists in the way of cuisine, must-see attractions and overall vibe.
Once a city divided, Berlin is now bursting with architecture, culture, festivals and attractions for visitors to take in. There are the institutions on Museum Island, as well as historical sites like the Rex Aug, Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall memorial and the many different town squares. There are the never-ending parties and the city’s many clubs. There is always something to keep visitors occupied both day and night. The beer and cuisine in this city most certainly go together, giving tourists a taste of the real Germany. Berlin is a meeting place upheld in new charm and fortitude. Berlin allows all travellers to live out its colourful history on its streets.
This Spanish city’s reputation for football is steeped into history, as is the identity of a region that honours both its past and future. Sitting by the Mediterranean Sea as well as the Monserrat mountain range. Barcelona offers spectacular views, the climate is warm, and the beaches are breath taking. But there is much more than just natural beauty here. There are also cathedrals and churches everywhere you look, Stadiums that were home to World Cup matches as well as the Olympic Games and stunning architecture at every turn. At night the city’s many tapas bars and restaurants cannot help but entice visitors to savour some of the local flavours. Truly one of the best cities to visit.
A mixture of the old world as well as futuristic technologies. Tokyo is one of the only places you can see a traditional kabuki show one minute, and then find yourself looking at cutting edge fashion in the Harajuku neighbourhood the next. The neighbourhoods are packed with so many people, incredible skyscrapers, and currently the world’s most state-of-the-art mass transit networks. You will also want to get involved with traditional Japanese culture while visiting. Pay a visit to the local shrines, shows and markets. Let’s not forget the food, Tokyo is possibly the world capital for cuisine, with almost twice the number of Michelin stars that are found in the Paris restaurants.
Named for its beginnings as a damn on the Amstel River, this water-based City is an incredible feat in both its architecture and beauty. Often referred to as the Venice of the North due to its many canals, Amsterdam offers a great mix of nature and man-made creations as well as historical and contemporary style. Whatever way you travel, be it on foot, by boat, by car, or by bike you can see the world oldest stock exchange, the Anne Frank House and the van Gogh Museum. Finally you can’t visit Amsterdam without visiting its famous red light district and one of its many marijuana cafes.
Founded in 753 BC, this modern and innovative City allows visitors a view into the past of this great country. Known for its fashion and art and of course sites like the Coliseum. It is considered to be one of the birth places of western civilization. Rome is as also an important religious destination for those interested in the Catholic Church, as the city helped shape Christianity as a whole. No visit to this incredible capital city would ever be complete without a look at the Roman way of live. Food, drink, cinema and opera are all essential aspects that cannot be missed, after all when in Rome.
Easily on the best cities to visit, east meets west in Turkey’s largest city, a cultural as well as economic hub. Istanbul is a transcontinental city due to it spanning the Bosporus strait. The city also has historical importance as the capital city of four former empires. This Turkish delight is teeming with relics of those ancient civilizations in the form of art and architecture, its mosques and churches are just a few examples. With friendly locals, a daunting grand bazaar and countless minarets donning the skyline. Istanbul was named the European Capital of Culture in 2010, meaning it remains a world-class tourist destination.
Another bright, busy, and incredible Asian metropolis. Shanghai is home to more people than any other city in China, with over 24 million people calling it home. Shanghai is a fantastic mixture of tradition as well as modernity. The city runs at a speed that matches its magnetic levitation train. This financial capital city lies at the mouth of the longest river in Asia, the Yangtze. Considered the place of origin of everything modern within China as well as the birthplace of cinema, literature and theatre. Shanghai’s, historical destinations, museums and temples are all must-see sights.
London is a world capital in terms of finance, culture and tourism and by almost any other standard a great city to visit for a living history lesson. Sites such as the Globe Theatre, the Tower of London, and the many museums offer visitors a taste of the old world. Tourist standards like big ben, Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus are also places you cannot afford to miss. A fascinatingly diverse city with people from every culture. Whilst in this city a trip on the London Eye to see the world from above is unmissable. Want to read more about London? Link to it here!
New York City, USA
The city so nice they named it twice, New York, New York is the city that never sleeps and has the Big Apple as one of its many nicknames. If you are interested in visiting a world capital that will influence over everything from commerce to fashion, and finance to politics, then New York City is the place to be. The city is the gateway into the land of opportunity and has been influenced culturally by its status as the primary access point for immigration to the US. The roads are easy to navigate due to its grid-like design, visitors can find their way to countless world famous landmarks in any number of distinctive neighbourhoods in a New York minute.
Timeless in its elegance and the consistent centre of enlightenment throughout its history, the City of Light maybe for lovers but, it’s much more than that. The perfect spot to experience the old-world charm of Europe. Since the city’s main architecture has remained mostly unchanged. Paris is at once grand and intimate with impressive structures like the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, Standing near small cafes, bookshops and boutiques. If sites like the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral don’t appeal to you then the city’s bohemian vibe and unparalleled culinary delights are sure to tickle your fancy.