Depending on what kind of traveller you are, especially if its pure adventure and exhilaration that you are looking for, then these five destinations are some of the world’s most exciting.
Queenstown, New Zealand
If there’s anywhere perfectly suited to activities, it’s Queenstown. This small New Zealand city boasts heaps of fun, from white water rafting to bungee-jumping – it’s all here. In fact, Queenstown boasts one of the world’s highest bungee platforms in the form of Nevis Bungy.
It’s definitely a city perfectly suited to the bravest of travellers, those who are looking for white-knuckle adventure at every turn. Once you’re done for the day, head back into Queenstown’s centre to chow down on a Fergburger, often said to serve the best burgers in the world.
New York City, USA
You’ll have seen the wonder of New York City captured in countless films and TV programmes, but nothing compares to the real deal. In fact, visiting the Big Apple in real life will perhaps leave you overcome with just how much there is to see and do – from the landmarks such as the Empire State, to hidden districts in Brooklyn and the other surrounding boroughs, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring.
Be sure to visit the most popular landmarks while you’re here, as they don’t disappoint. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is definitely a tough experience, but it’s recommended by the locals in order for you to see an authentic piece of history which shaped the culture of the city going forward, as echoed by the Daily News.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For a rather unique slice of adventure, head to Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. The most recent host city for the Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro is an incredibly vibrant, energetic and cultural city which will make for one of the most unique experiences you’ll likely ever have.
Head to Copacabana for a spirited, dynamic beach town, overlooked by Christ the Redeemer atop the adjacent Corcovado mountain. 1Cover highlights the city as one of the world’s best party towns, and it’s all down to the Carnival. Try and visit in February – the Carnival happens during the month, with tens of thousands of party-goers, dancers and parade members flocking to the streets and infusing Rio de Janeiro with an abundance of sounds, colours and festivities.
It’s no secret that Japan’s capital city is arguably the most exciting in the world. Tokyo is bright, buzzing and exciting, its many districts all boasting something incredibly different from the next. Take Harajuku, for example – referenced in plenty of songs and movies – this is where all the cool kids come to play in boutique clothing stores and hipster cafes.
Be sure to explore one of Tokyo’s many sprawling gadget stores, too. Yamada-Denki LABI is perhaps the most exciting of them all, a multi-storey store with “hamster tube” escalators jutting from the side for an unusual illusion that almost dwarfs the people inside it.
Berlin is undeniably an underrated destination, both in relation to Europe and the entire world. It’s exciting, unpredictable and energetic throughout, often coming to life during the evenings through to the night where clubs welcome in hundreds of revellers throughout the year.
There’s a unique underground scene here in Berlin, between the museums, the architecture and the coffee that the city has to offer. The entry requirements are sometimes strict, but be determined enough and you could be in for the time of your life.
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