Traveling brings new perspectives and opens people up to unique experiences and cultures. With the rise of social media and globalization, people are traveling more than ever and here are the places they are going! These are 5 of the best travling / tourism hot spots in the world. From the concrete jungles of urban cities to beautiful untouched nature to historic cities, you'll find the perfect spot for any person in our list.
With its unforgettable atmosphere the City of Light draws millions of visitors every year. Divine cuisine and large art collections of course do deserve some credit. The gentle Seine River wanders through the city, flanked by majestic museums, centuries-old churches and blocks of Rococo-and Neoclassical-design architecture, further enhanced by cascading trees and glowing streetlamps. With world-class museums, fashion, cuisine and a unique atmosphere, Paris is also a city of "many splendors," as Ernest Hemingway recalled in his memoir, "A Moveable Feast." Visit the beloved Musée d'Orsay, shop the biggest designers on the Champs Élysées, hit the boutiques in Le Marais, take a look at the Eiffel Tower or even plan a day trip to Versailles Palace
South Island, New Zealand
At every turn, the South Island of New Zealand brims with spectacular scenery, from stunning mountains to fjords to glaciers. Here you can visit Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or look on Mount John Observatory's starry skies. In Queenstown, you can also indulge your inner daredevil, explore two of the world's most accessible glaciers on the west coast or sample delicious food and wine in Marlborough.
The city of seven hills, Rome enjoyed a legendary start. The Eternal City was supposedly created by Romulus and Remus–twin brothers who had been nursed by a she-wolf and fathered by a god of war. And while historians are somewhat doubtful about this epic entrance into the world, most travelers are completely certain that something special about Rome is here. Whether it's the mystery of the nearby Vatican City or the ghosts of the Colosseum, an afternoon caffè on Piazza Navona, or a tretoria piled-high plate of pasta, Roma will surely enchant. Rome, the capital of Italy, is also known for a history dating back to the Octavian, Julius Caesar and Hadrian eras, among others. Structures such as the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and hundreds of churches are left behind, among other architectural artifacts. Art collectors will appreciate the art collections in the Vatican Museums, and foodies will enjoy the beautiful Italian cuisine, not to mention the gelato. And, despite its momentous past, Rome is also a fast, modern and relevant city for many holiday-makers, which boasts glamourous designer stores, smart hotels and state-of-the-art restaurants.
New York City, United States of America
The Big Apple mixes large city glory with small town charm. Hot, cosmopolitan, busy, constantly evolving. You will discover a lively culture that permeated each of the city's characteristic neighborhoods and districts, amid the iconic sights and towering skyscrapers of Gotham. Check out indie boutiques, famous bakeries and trendy coffee shops to join trendsetters in East Village and Brooklyn. Then take a look at the trendy Fifth Avenue shops ' shelves, admire MoMA and the Met, enjoy an unforgettable Broadway show, or sit down and eat a meal at the new "It" restaurant. As the most popular city in the USA, NYC needs endurance and is at the forefront of food, style and arts. But don't let the frenetic sights and sounds of the Big Apple intimidate you with their grandeur. Talk to a resort for guidance to handle anything. Step through the concrete jungle and you will find roaring taxis that take you down busy streets, fast-flowing people walk past them, label galleries and trendy cocktail-bars, and neon lights in Times Square scream at all hours. Yet the twinkling lights and chaotic corners of the city invite you to take every minute of New York and explore every enclave.
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Miles of shoreline, hundreds of resorts, French cuisine to die for –Tahiti has all the features of a paradise for honeymoons. Yet beach bums still cross the beaches of Tahiti in search of the ivory coasts of Bora Bora. Tahiti is more of an off - the-beaten-path stop than a romantic getaway, despite its idyllic reputation and its accessibility. That does not mean however that Tahiti should be ignored. Leafy woods are found next to sandy shores, French crêpes are served alongside raw fish (Tahitian cru). If ever there was a spot that reflects the French Polynesian archipelago's exquisite duality, it's Tahiti. Here, Papeete, the island's capital's eccentric, frequently messy environment, rubs elbows with uncorrupted natural beauties. In addition, Tahiti–the largest of 118 islands in French Polynesia–is often referred to as two separate islands despite being joined by a tiny bridge over the shore. Tahiti Nui is Papeete's larger, northern section. Tahiti Iti, though less accessible, but for a taste of seclusion many visitors make the trek here. Just note that spending a week at either part of Tahiti is going to cost you a lot of change. Nevertheless, travelers believe that the warm waters, the green jungles and the luxurious resorts are worth the splurge.