As avid globetrotters, there’s nothing better than a breathtaking view. But as you travel the world, there’s so much more than just the perfect photograph on offer. Read on to find out about six travel destinations that are so much more than just beautiful views.
It seems like every Instagrammer wants to get that picture in front of the Sydney Opera House. But this Insta-worthy destination is just one location in the center of a vibrant city with more than enough attractions to keep you entertained.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Royal National Park, with 26 kilometers of natural rock pools and secluded beaches for you to explore. Or head to the lively Imperial Hotel with nightly drag performances.
Sydney is also a millennial’s paradise, with food markets, wineries and, of course, craft ale breweries aplenty. And with all this just a short walk from white sand beaches, there is as much to do as there is to see in Sydney.
There is a multitude of opportunities available for visitors in London to take in the famous city. From The Shard to the London Eye, the iconic Big Smoke skyline can be viewed from plenty of places.
But even on the clearest days, the best sights in London are on the streets. With rotating exhibitions at the V&A, National Portrait Gallery and the Tate Modern, the city is an exciting hub for culture addicts and artists alike.
The atmospheres of Carnaby Street and Soho are unparalleled. High-end restaurants, swanky bars, and boutique shops line the picturesque alleyways, and it is here where you’ll find the real London.
The Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
If you’re a fan of the outdoors, the Grand Canyon has lots for you to see within its expansive 446 kilometers.
Indeed, there’s more to the Grand Canyon than just its iconic rim-line view. Housing a multitude of caverns, rivers, waterfalls, forests, and wildlife, the Canyon offers a variety of hands-on experiences for those who are willing to hike the extra mile.
Tours give you the opportunity to cruise amongst the wildlife of the Canyon via a pontoon raft on the Colorado River. And helicopter rides are available to those who dream of camping under the stars and paddling in the Havasu Falls at sunrise.
Ultimately, the best way to experience the Grand Canyon is from within — not above.
But what if you get tired of the great outdoors and need a slice of city life? Las Vegas is just a couple hours’ drive away, with a plethora of great casinos where you can try your hand at roulette or blackjack (Online Casinos has some great tips to help you put your online poker skills into practice offline).
There’s so much more to the Grand Canyon than the canyon itself — there’s something for both outdoors fans and city-lovers alike.
Hollywood, Los Angeles
Home to potentially the most famous sign in the world, Hollywood has a long history of glamor, industry, and innovation.
In Los Angeles, you’ll find history etched into the cliffs and the streets of Hollywood. Explore the famous Hollywood and Vine, the Walk of Fame, or even The Museum of Broken Relationships.
Hollywood is one of the few places where you can go behind the scenes, taking part in the Warner Brother’s Studio tour or even sitting in a studio audience.
Immerse yourself in the star-studded nature of the city’s history and learn the fascinating (and often sordid) histories of the city’s biggest stars.