While vacations that are close to home have become more popular, there are a number of must see places around the world well worth the cost. Unique natural wonders, famous historical monuments, and other exciting attractions often lure travelers to experience travel hotspots firsthand.
Browsing pictures of some of the vacation hotspots around the globe can also help individuals, couples and families decide what type of vacation and what places are right for them – whether it's a romantic getaway or family friendly vacation.
One must see place is the Taj Mahal: massive and intricate, this is considered the most superb example of Mughal style architecture.
Aurora Borealis: Fairbanks, Alaska
Although the breathtaking Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, can be seen from a variety of northern polar locations, Fairbanks, Alaska is one of the best places to see this natural phenomenon.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the most famous places in brazil to visit, this must see destination offers a number of things for travelers, including the historic Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer statue), the landmark Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain - pictured), and the Parque Nacional, and urban reserve of tropical rainforest and other natural treasures.
Grand Canyon National Park
Visit Arizona to see the incredible Grand Canyon National Park! Just how deep is the Grand Canyon? At up to a mile deep, and 277 miles long, this must see place is awe inspiring and unforgettable.
The city of Paris is a popular destination for many reasons. One of the most renowned must see places around the world, Paris is filled with rich history and memorable attractions. See the Eiffel tower firsthand, experience the magic of the Le Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden), and lose yourself in the Louvre with a trip to Paris.
The Queensland Coast is home to one of the must see places in Australia and around the world: The Great Barrier Reef (pictured). In addition, Queensland, known as Australia's sunshine state, boasts natural rainforest, remote outback areas, and beautiful beaches.