When traveling some place new, you probably make note of all the must-see attractions. While it may be true that the Eiffel Tower is breathtaking, and Hollywood is tons of fun, there are so many places that you wouldn’t think to visit, but can be equally as awesome (and much cheaper). Take a look at our list of underrated tourist attractions that are the real must-sees.
The Willis Tower definitely offers an amazing view, but if you’re looking for something similar at half the price, then the Hancock building is your best bet. Bonus: The Signature Lounge provides a wonderful view and it’s a great place to grab a drink!
Times Square is where everyone instinctively flocks to, but that’s also where all the overpriced tourist traps are. Union Square is a much better option!
You may have been told that the Taj Mahal is fantastic, and while this is true, it’s usually a huge pain to travel to. When you arrive, you will likely end up fighting your way through ridiculous crowds. Instead, head over to Amritsar and see the Golden Temple. Not only is it beautiful, but it will also provide you with the once in a lifetime cultural experience you’re looking for.
The Tour Montparnasse
The Eiffel Tower is the start of every romantic French movie you have ever seen, and one of the main attractions in Paris. We’re going to let you in on a little secret: the view from the top of the Tour Montparnasse is a thousand times better!
Skip the trip to Dublin and make the journey to Galway instead. Galway is right across town from Dublin, and it’s smaller with a more relaxed vibe. It’s even closer to other attractions like the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands.
Roman Baths in Bath
The Roman Baths are rarely busy, even during the summertime. Plus the nearby shops and restaurants have phenomenal prices. You also get an up-close experience here, unlike Stonehenge.
Santa Monica & Beverly Hills
The star walk in Hollywood is kind of cool, but the excitement fades once you’ve been staring at a sidewalk for a few blocks. If you’re planning a trip to LA, just go to Santa Monica and walk through Beverly Hills instead. Trust us.
If you want to see the Statue of Liberty, you can get a great view of it from the ferry to Ellis Island. Ellis Island is much more fascinating, so don’t just limit yourself to a visit with Lady Liberty.
San Antonio’s Riverwalk
Remember the Alamo? Well, try to forget this piece of American history the next time you visit San Antonio. There’s no enjoyment in fighting through a sea of people. Skip it and go to the Riverwalk.
Rather than the London Eye, make a trip to the Sky Garden. You will get a birds-eye view of the city, and best of all, it’s free! Just make sure to book in advance.
When exploring new territory, you’re bound to want to try visiting some of the most popular sites. But, if you find yourself on a budget or looking for something more peaceful than a crowded nightmare, don’t forget there is so much more to see!