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  • Top 10 Travel Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List, According to TikTok

    Gabby Mendoza
    Gabby Mendoza
    Last updated 16 Jan 2023
    collage of tiktop top places to visit

    Image credits to Kit Suman, Jad Limcaco, and Marcin Nowak on Unsplash

    Been dreaming of the perfect social media-worthy vacation? Check out the top 10 places for fun activities, endless sightseeing, and a whole lot of scenic locations for pics and videos, all according to TikTok. You’ll be checking off several places on your travel bucket list, while snapping the best travel content, so make sure your cameras and phone are charged and ready!
    1. Paris, France
    2. Dubai, UAE
    3. Istanbul, Turkey
    4. London, UK
    5. Madrid, Spain
    6. New York City, USA
    7. Chicago, USA
    8. Miami, USA
    9. Los Angeles, USA
    10. Toronto, Canada

    Paris, France

    the Eiffel Tower
    Paris is historically known as the City of Light, not the City of Love. Credits to Jad Limcaco on Unsplash
    Frequently referred to as the “City of Love,” Paris is one of the most visited destinations in Europe for its architecture, cuisine, fashion, and unmatched romantic vibes. The city is filled with picturesque attractions, like the Eiffel Tower (one of the most visited monuments in the world), the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, and the River Seine. If you’re looking for good places to visit all-year round, Paris is amazing no matter the season.

    Dubai, UAE

    the skyline of Dubai
    Dubai is also known as the “Pearl of the Middle East.” Credits to Kent Tupas on Unsplash
    The city of Dubai has become associated with luxury over the years and is one of the most prestigious destinations on tourists’ travel bucket lists. Dubai is home to some of the world’s most impressive attractions, like the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world, and the Dubai Mall, the second largest mall in the world. The city is a great sunny escape, but you can visit between the months of November and February for cooler temperatures.

    Istanbul, Turkey

    a beautiful day in Istanbul, Turkey
    Traveling on a budget? Istanbul is a great destination for beautiful sights without breaking the bank! Credits to Shifan Hassan on Unsplash
    Istanbul, also known as the City of Four Empires, is home to a rich history of over 2,500 years. As a cultural melting pot, the city blends the traditional with the modern. The Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Galata Tower are all worth a visit, but Istanbul is also famous for a vibrant nightlife. For the best weather, visit Istanbul from April to June and from September to October.

    London, UK

    the Big Ben on a gloomy London day
    There’s something romantic about London’s rainy weather. Credits to Marcin Nowak on Unsplash
    Don’t be fooled by the cloudy weather, London is a wonderful city to explore—from its museums to its shops and, of course, its pubs. If you’re a cinephile, you’ll definitely enjoy a tour of the filming locations of great films, like the Harry Potter and the James Bond franchises. If you’re looking for the best sights for photos, head over to Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye. For fans of theater, you’ll also enjoy attending a show on the West End. And, of course, you can’t miss out on shopping at Selfridges, Oxford Street, and Portobello Road.

    Madrid, Spain

     a view of Madrid, Spain
    Strike a pose next to the best works of art. Credits to alevision.co on Unsplash
    If you’re looking for good weather year-round, Madrid, Spain must be on your travel bucket list. It’s a cosmopolitan and cultural destination that’s home to three of the best museums in the world: the Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Reina Sofia. Get an up-close look at the works of celebrated Spanish artists, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and more. Outside of the museums, Madrid’s attractions are also works-of-art, like the Royal Palace of Madrid, Cibeles Palace, and Gran Via. The best times to visit are in the Spring (March to May) and in the Fall (September to November).

    New York City, USA

    the Empire State Building
    The Big Apple is a given on anybody’s travel bucket list. Credits to Kit Suman on Unsplash
    TV shows, movies, and music always talk about New York City and it’s for good reason. The five boroughs are home to a variety of cultures and unique attractions. The must-visit sights include the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. NYC is also known as “the city that never sleeps,” so be sure to get a taste of their bustling nightlife and diverse food scene. Schedule your trips from April through June and September through November for good weather and less crowded streets. 

    Chicago, USA

    Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate
    There’s warmer weather and cool festivals during April, May, and from September through October. Credits to Antonio Gabola on Unsplash
    Head over to “the Windy City” for true Midwestern hospitality. Explore Millennium Park and make sure to snap a photo by The Bean—one of the world’s largest outdoor art installations. Located at the heart of the city, you can find more works of art at the the Art Institute of Chicago where there are different exhibits always on display. Another way to get to know the city is through its cuisine; visit a local brewery or a local restaurant for true deep dish pizza and Chicago hotdogs.

    Miami, USA

    a beach at Miami, USA
    Every day is a beach day! Credits to aurora.kreativ on Unsplash
    Beach bums will find the perfect holiday vacation in Miami, Florida. The most popular beaches in the city are North Shore ParkBeach, Crandon Park Beach, Golden Beach, and South Beach, so pack your best swimsuits. If you’re into adventure, take a trip to Everglades Park for some fun in the sun. Once the sun sets, hit one of the many parties happening in the city! Tourists seeking warm weather love visiting Miami from March to May.

    Los Angeles, USA

    the iconic Hollywood sign at Los Angeles, USA
    Try to see how many celebrities you can spot! Credits to Gabriel on Unsplash
    For aspiring singers, actors, and entertainers, Los Angeles is a travel bucket list destination—it’s the entertainment capital of the world after all. Enjoy the sunny weather with a walk on Venice Beach or a hike up Griffith Park. LA is also a cultural melting pot, so you can explore the city while learning about different cultures when you visit Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Little Ethiopia, Koreatown, and more. The city is also home to numerous celebrities and rising stars; you might see them just walking around, but the Laugh Factory and Downtown Hollywood are good places to start.

    Toronto, Canada

    people enjoying the scenery at Toronto Island
    Take a trip in April, May, September or October for comfy weather. Credits to Sandro Schuh on Unsplash
    Explore the largest and very multicultural city in Canada. Toronto is home to impressive attractions, friendly locals, and diverse cuisine. Get your cameras out for “views from the 6”—specifically the CN Tower—according to Canadian rapper, Drake. You also shouldn’t miss the Royal Ontario Museum and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. For some shopping, Eaton Centre and Kensington Market have the best local and vintage finds.
    Which city has caught your eye? Complete your travel bucket list and don’t forget to document it!