The best tourist attractions in 2018
If you would like to see something really special on your travels this year, then this is the list for you. Take a look at the top ten tourist attractions in 2018.
- The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul: This 15th-century bazaar currently receives around 91 million visitors per year making it the most visited attraction in the world. You will find locals and tourists haggling over prices under the ancient vaulted ceilings.
- Times Square, New York City: Times Square is one of the most recognized places in the world and its popularity will continue in 2018. Approximately 50 million people visit this national landmark each year to gaze at the lights and take in the sheer spectacle that is Times Square.
- Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas: Over 30 million people visit the Las Vegas Strip ever year to gamble, take in the lights, and enjoy the over the top displays. New features are added all the time such as the High Roller Coaster that operates above the Strip providing thrills and views.
- Pyramids of Giza, Cairo: One of the great wonders of the ancient world, the Pyramids of Giza still attract millions of tourists each year. The sheer scale of the Pyramids is hard to believe and many visitors walk in away with a feeling of awe and wonder.
- Niagra Falls, New York, and Ontario: There are many waterfalls in the world that are taller than Niagra Falls but few can match the sheer size and power of these three joined waterfalls. Six million cubic feet of water spills over the edge of Niagra Falls every minute from a height of just over a 165 feet.
- The Taj Mahal, Agra: Considered one of the eight wonders of the modern world, this is on the bucket list of most travelers. The intricate beauty of the palace is something that needs to be seen with your own eyes. Built as a monument of love in memory of his wife by the Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648.
- Grand Canyon, Arizona: This attraction takes some getting to but the views are worth the journey. You can explore the canyon by foot on a multi-day trek that takes you along the path of the Colorado River, take a skywalk on a glass platform, or view the Canyon from the skies in a helicopter. However you chose to experience the Grand Canyon, you will soon understand why it is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
- Great Wall of China, China: Built over a period of more than two thousand years, this is the longest wall in the world. Its length is just over 5500 miles and the wall can be seen from space. Thousands of tourists walk sections of the wall each year taking in the history of this incredible structure.
- Eiffel Tower, Paris: The tower is the symbol of Paris and all things French. You can climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower using the thousands of steps or take an elevator. No matter how you get to the top, the views of Paris are incredible.
- The Magic Kingdom, Orlando: There may be other parks under the Disney Banner in Orlando but the Magic Kingdom is the one that we all recognize as Disney. Over 19 million people visit the theme park each year.