Bucket lists are a popular ways of listing our dreams for the future and everything we want to try before we “kick the bucket”. It seems that, no matter who is making the list, there are always a few destinations appear. These classic locations are immensely popular and one of a kind even on our diverse planet. Take a look at these time tested classic destinations and decide which one gets a spot on your bucket list.
The capitol of England, and one of the most famous cities in the world, London was the center of the western world for centuries. At the seat of the British Empire, much of today’s history is focused around London and its seemingly endless line of kings and queens and monarchs. With attractions like Buckingham Palace and Big Ben that have been featured in a multitude of movies, visiting them yourself will be like meeting a celebrity. With it’s rich history and beautiful architecture, it’s no wonder so many people want to visit the city at least once before they die.
New York City, New York
Arguably one of the largest cities in the world, and certainly the largest in America, New York City is the cultural seat of the world. With nearly 8 million inhabitants, and twice as many visitors only a daily basis, the wave of diversity and history washing through the city day by day marks it, leaving visitors breathless as they feel the throbbing of the city streets under their feet. The view from the Empire State Building alone is worth seeing once, but nothing beats having a Coney Island hotdog while sitting in the shade of Central Park on a hot day. New York offers so much for so many different kinds of people, it’s a city you won’t soon forget.
The City of Light, as it’s known, walking through Paris streets, sipping red wine, and eating a baguette while listening to the musical cadence of the French language is like something straight out of a movie, but it’s a day to day reality for the citizens of Paris. Visitors can look forward to world famous museums and architecture. Some of the most well known paintings in human history are housed in Paris. Put this city on your bucket list and you will want to include Notre Dame, the Louvre, and of course the Eiffel tower.
While not the historical capitol of Japan (that would be Kyoto), Tokyo is the technology metropolis of the world. Known for its image of being a never sleeping and an always moving leviathan, Tokyo is a place that demands visitors have enormous amounts of energy and money. It’s never dark in the city, and with thousands of lights on 24/7, only the crowds change. Well worth paying a visit to because of the chaos and wonder, Tokyo is a place you won’t soon forget. Experience an exotic culture and get to know the hub for the future.
The seat of the Catholic Church is just outside the borders, and the Roman Empire ruled from here for nearly a millennia. Filled with ancient architecture and the birthplace of western government, Rome is a city that demands to be recognized. With a friendly population made up mostly of tourists, Rome is a city history lovers who have found this place will instantly fall for it.
No matter what activities you have on your bucket list, these five cities are well worth visiting before you find yourself in the sunshine retirement living. Choose carefully, as these trips will often define the rest of your life.