25 Tourist Spots That Really Are As Good As People Say

Posted by , Updated on July 18, 2016

You’ve probably read many lists about tourist spots that aren’t as good as they’re made out to be. There are plenty of those. We’ve even done a few right here on List25. For those of you that love to travel, however, you may have noticed a lack of articles on places that really are as good as they sound. You know, those places you’ve heard about that you’ve always considered visiting but never knew whether it would actually be worth your time? Well, this list is full of them. Today we’re going to be looking at places that you would definitely want to take the time to visit. If you hear people talking about how amazing they are, it’s because they’re telling the truth. These places really are amazing.

Now, you may not have heard of some of these places, but don’t feel silly. Although they are relatively popular, at least now you’ll be caught up with the times so whenever someone comes up to you telling you about how awesome a place is, you’ll be ready to agree with them. Better than that, get up and go visit! These are 25 Tourist Spots That Really Are As Good As People Say!

Featured Image: wikipedia


Arezzo, Italy

Arezzo, ItalyImage: wikipedia, Source: imgur

Make sure to see the joust. It’s allegedly epic.


Petra, Jordan

Petra, JordanImage: wikipedia, Source: tripadvisor

This mountain city will make you feel like you are on a different planet.


Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, OregonImage: pixabay, Source: reddit

The deep blue color will mesmerize you.


Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, ArizonaImage: wikipedia, Source: 9gag

Visit the north rim, it’s less touristy.


Alcatraz, California

Alcatraz, CaliforniaImage: wikipedia, Source: tripadvisor

It seems a bit depressing to visit a prison while vacationing in California, but it’s worth it. Plus, the ferry ride offers great views of San Francisco.


Big Sur, California

Big Sur, CaliforniaImage: wikipedia, Source: tripadvisor

Caught between the ocean and the cliffs, this drive is everything you could hope for.


New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LouisianaImage: Fuzzy Images via Flickr, Source: imgur

Especially the French quarter (although Bourbon Street is a tourist trap). It’s very different from other places that you’ll visit in the United States.


Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel, FranceImage: wikipedia, Source: tripadvisor

The uniqueness is astounding.


Ostia Antica, Italy

Ostia Antica, ItalyImage: pixabay, Source: 9gag

If you have time to get out of Rome, this ruined coastal city is well worth the trip.


The British Museum, London

The British Museum, LondonImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

You won’t even come close to seeing everything. The sheer number of artifacts is mind-numbing.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes, CroatiaImage: wikipedia, Source: imgur

Croatia would be worth it even if you only came for this.


Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, UtahImage: wikipedia, Source: tripadvisor

The Angel’s Landing trail is supposed to be one of the most incredible hikes in the country.


Florence Cathedral, Italy

Florence Cathedral, ItalyImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Make sure you climb to the top. People say it’s better than the Tower of Pisa.


Bio-luminescent Bay, Puerto Rico

Bio-luminescent Bay, Puerto RicoImage: wikipedia, Source: 9gag

If you don’t go see it yourself, you’ll go your whole life thinking it’s photoshopped.


Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New ZealandImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Actually…everything in New Zealand. The only thing that will prevent you from staying is the overwhelming feeling of isolation.


Königssee, Germany

Königssee, GermanyImage: wikipedia, Source: imgur

Found in the Bavarian Alps, this lake is a natural wonder.


Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza, SpainImage: wikipedia, Source: tripadvisor

You’ll never hear the end of it if your friends go here, but for good reason. When it comes to beach vacations, this Spanish island is hard to beat.


Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns, New MexicoImage: wikipedia, Source: reddit

Make sure to catch the bat flight.


Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, PeruImage: wikipedia, Source: tripadvisor

From the terraces to the llamas, the mountain views you get here are hard to beat.


New York City, New York

New York City, New YorkImage: pexels, Source: 9gag

Although you’ve seen it millions of times in movies, this city is just…unique. Everywhere you go there is something new, and around every corner you’ll find something different.


Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, CambodiaImage: wikipedia, Source: tripadvisor

As long as you go when there are fewer tourists, this temple complex is surreal.


Na Pali Coast, Hawaii

Na Pali Coast, HawaiiImage: wikipedia, Source: tripadvisor

The pictures are lying. It’s even better.



YosemiteImage: wikipedia, Source: imgur

The pictures just don’t do this one justice either.


Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech RepublicImage: Jiuguang Wang via Flickr, Source: reddit

Known as the City of a Thousand Spires, Prague has a charm that you won’t find anywhere else. From the bridges to the castles, it’s even better when the sun goes down.


The Sydney Opera House, Australia

The Sydney Opera House, AustraliaImage: wikipedia, Source: tripadvisor

Surrounded by beaches, ferries, and one of the world’s most magnificent harbors, the Sydney Opera House looks amazing from every angle.

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