There are so many places in this great world of ours that travellers want to see. However, there are some places that travelers perhaps too much want to see. As a result, some of the world’s most popular destinations have a way of getting overcrowded with tourists.
Now, we’re not saying that these crowded tourist destinations aren’t worth checking out, because they are. However, when you’re planning your next trip, you might not be looking into competing with the throngs of people that can overrun places like Rome, New York City, and other destinations.
If you’re in that camp, then you’ll want to check out this list. On it, we’re going to identify 10 of the most crowded tourist destinations on the planet, and then share with you 10 absolutely amazing alternatives. In short, these alternative destinations may be just the places you want to go if you’re looking to get some culture, all while at the same time avoiding the push and pull of other tourists as you strain to take a peek…
1. AVOID: The Leaning Tower of Pisa
If you must get your photograph here, then by all means go for it! However, you might find it difficult to get an angle that doesn’t include throngs of people.
2. CHECK OUT: Duomo di Pisa
Once you get frustrated head over to this absolutely magnificent cathedral that’s sure to impress.
3. AVOID: Stonehenge
Totally cool, but the crowds here can get pretty thick, and it’s not even possible to get up close to the landmark.
4. CHECK OUT: Avebury
Give Stonehenge a check out, if you must, but then make the short drive to Avebury, a town entirely encircled in stone.
5. AVOID: The Equator
Heading to Ecuador to check out the Equator can be cool, but combine the heat with plenty of other tourists…