We all occasionally need vacations to get away from our hectic work schedules and recharge our internal batteries.
Depending on our budget and personal preferences, there are many interesting places that one can visit. So if you are planning on taking a holiday in the near future, check out these 10 popular tourist spots in the world.
10. Arezzo, Italy
Located in Southeastern Tuscany, Arezzo is a city situated on a hill at the crossroads of four valleys – the Val Tiberina, Casentino, Valdarno and Valdichiana. The town is known for its historical monuments including churches, Roman amphitheatres and other medieval structures.
Petra is a historical and archaeological city located in Southern Jordan. Its main tourist attractions include the rock-cut temple, a Monastery building carved out of the mountain and the pillars of the Hadrian Gate.
8.Crater Lake, Oregon
Crater Lake is a Caldera Lake (a lake formed from a collapsed volcano) located in South-central Oregon. It is known for its deep blue colour and water clarity.
7.Grand Canyon, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is an enormous (277 miles long, 18 miles wide and a mile deep) natural formation carved by the by the Colorado River in Arizona. It is an excellent destination for hiking, camping and aerial tours.
6. Alcatraz Island, California
Alcatraz, which served as a federal prison from 1933 to 1963, is now a popular tourist destination located in the San Francisco Bay (1.25 miles from San Francisco).
5. Big Sur, California
Big Sur is a sparsely populated region on the central coast of California between Carmel and San Simeon. Nestled between the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur is known for its winding turns, seaside cliffs and spectacular views of the coastline.
4. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitviče Lakes National Park is biggest forest reserve in Croatia covering an area of 295 square kilometres. Its main attractions include the chain of 16 terraced lakes joined by waterfalls, walkways and hiking trails around the lakes.
3. Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Fajardo is a popular tourist attraction due to it having the Laguna Grande (one of the seven Bioluminescent Lagoons in the world). Tourists often go on nightly kayak tours (organised by the locals) to enjoy the unique beauty of Laguna Grande.
2.Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
Carlsbad Caverns is a National Park in the Guadalupe Mountains located in South-East New Mexico in the United States. Tourists usually come to visit the Carlsbad Caverns, a network of caves.
1. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is a 15th century Incan citadel located in the Andes mountain range, above the Urubamba River valley, in Peru. Ever since its discovery in 1909, Machu Picchu is a popular tourist attraction known for its sophisticated architecture, panoramic views and historical importance.
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