New York, London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo – these are all cities that nearly everyone on the planet wants to visit at some point in their lives. But there are hundreds of other cities with their own distinct beauty worth seeing. To inspire your wanderlust, here are 25 of the most beautiful cities in the world to see before you die.
Jewish refugees who landed in Chefchaouen, Morocco in the 1930’s painted it blue, and everyone liked it so much they rewash everything blue as a yearly tradition. Tucked up in the Rif Mountains is just this beautiful blue city that’s almost surreal. Another interesting point of note is that the Chefchaouen region is one of the main producers of cannabis in Morocco and subsequently hashish is available nearly everywhere…if that’s your thing.
Amsterdam is a beautiful port city that has a well earned reputation for a lively nightlife, and it also gave us one of the most beloved foods the world over; doughnuts were invented here! The city also boasts almost as many coffee shops as people and a rich history including very well preserved examples of architecture that are hundreds of years old.
Cape Town, South Africa
The port city of Cape Town, South Africa, has beaches with beautiful clear blue water, white sand, and penguins (heck yeah!). Also it’s home to Africa’s version of Burning Man -AfrikaBurn – and has it’s own, less crowded version of Burbon Street called Long Street. But of none of those are your fancy, you can take a cable car up above the city and enjoy breathtaking views of the water and Table Mountain.
Walking around in Bruges is like walking around in a fairy tale. It’s one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world, located in the very heart of Europe. The breathtaking Gothic and baroque architecture are connected by cobbled lanes and a canal that can take you through the city.
Seattle, Washington boasts one of the most unique skylines in the world, thanks to the Space Needle, but it’s also home to some amazing museums and a thriving local art and food scene (local, but varied. So many cultures find home in Seattle), as well as Pike Place Market which is a huge tourist attraction with something for everyone and a small neighborhood feel. Also, coffee.
What other US cities made this list? Keep reading to find out!