Most of us have dreamed of traveling to different corners of the world, but real-life often keeps us stuck in our hometowns. Maybe someday, if we work hard enough or somehow win the lottery, we’ll be able to travel to that ‘Paris’ or Rome’ we’ve always dreamed about.
Meanwhile, don’t feel too sorry for yourself – there are tons of treasures right under your ‘nose’. Just take a look at the list below, where we’ve compiled the most visited cities in the world (in no particular order).
On average over 16 million people visit Paris every year. The city is a major European tourist center because of its fashion, cuisine, and architecture. Visitors have many options available including posh restaurants, cafes with sidewalk seating, shops, and markets.
With 13.4 million foreign visitors annually Tokyo comes second on our list. The city was opened to the world in the late 1800s and has since then been regarded as an economic, political, and cultural center of Japan.
Known for its ancient history, art scenes, cathedrals, churches, parks, and fountains – Rome is visited by approximately 10 million people every year.
New York City, United States
Over 50 million tourists flock to New York every year to see the Big Apple’s attractions – Museums, Broadway Shows, shopping opportunities, restaurants, and bars are just a few of them.
The capital of the UK attracts about 9 million visitors annually who come for its museums, art galleries, musicals, historical sights, and many other attractions.
The city is the capital of Thailand and one of the most visited cities in Asia with 9 million visitors per year. People come here to see its temples (the Grand Palace) and lively markets.
Coming in at number 7 with 7.57 million visitors annually, Madrid is Spain’s capital city known for its museums, parks, restaurants, historical buildings, and nightlife.
Every year around 7 million people visit Mumbai to experience its vibrant city life – great shopping opportunities are just one of the reasons why this Indian city comes in at number 8 on our list.
Coming in at number 9 on our list is the Chinese capital city Beijing with 6.85 million visitors annually. It has various historical attractions that draw tourists from all over the world – its Great Wall of China is one of them.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the most visited cities in the world. Have fun traveling!