While kicking back and relaxing on vacation is important, sometimes you’ve got to let your inner tourist out. Exploring famous sights and landmarks in popular travel destinations is a great way to soak up history (and take some great photos!). Check out these must-visit famous sights and add them to your ultimate travel bucket list!
Metropolis Museum of Art – New York City
The MET is the largest art museum in the United States, and one of the top ten largest in the world. This famous attraction is located on the edge of Central Park and features a world class collection. Works by Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Rembrandt and many artists of note can be seen while strolling through this gorgeous building.
Eiffel Tower – Paris
You can’t list famous sights without mentioning the Eiffel Tower. This is perhaps the most well-known landmark in the world and is consistently represented in the modern media. Visiting Paris and heading to the Eiffel Tower is synonymous with romance, so consider this for an ultimate couple’s getaway.
Colosseum – Rome
The historic Colosseum is located in the center of beautiful Rome. It was built from 70-80 AD and was the largest colosseum of the Roman Empire. Today the structure is partially deteriorated and was named one of the new 7 wonders of the world in 2007.
Acropolis of Athens – Greece
The Acropolis of Athens is a must see for history lovers. This ancient citadel sits on a hilltop outside of Athens, Greece and features several historic buildings. The Parthenon is the most well-known building within the Acropolis. A trip to Greece wouldn’t be complete without checking out this historic landmark!
Chichen Itza – Mexico
Chichen Itza is the most impressive group of Mayan Ruins in Cancun, Mexico. For years archaeologists and scholars have documented the life of Mesoamericans that built these ruins. Temple pyramids, observatories, and ceremonial sites are all in great condition and can be easily explored. Visiting the ruins makes a great daytime activity while on vacation in Mexico.
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