The Bucket List – 20 Beautiful Places to Visit

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
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Turks and Caicos is located in the Caribbean and is just a short trip for US residents. Turks consists of 40 different islands and cays, but only 8 of these are inhabited, Providenciales being the most visited. Be sure to visit this island if you are looking to visit world-class spas, hotels and restaurants.

Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore, Italy

Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore, Italy
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This rustic destination is located on the Mediterrenan coast of Northern Italy. The town is lined with historical buildings as well as hiking trails. Riomaggiore is also known for its vineyards and delicious wine.

Galápagos Islands South American Continent

Galápagos Islands South American Continent
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Composed of 19 islands and located at the confluence of three oceans, these islands are a ‘melting pot’ of marine species. Running rampant beneath the sea is an abundant life that ranges from corals to sharks to penguins to marine mammals. This destination is a diver’s paradise.

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC
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This magical beach town lies on the Southeast bank of South Carolina. The town offers galleries, bars and boutique bakeries. This city has also been named America’s Most Friendly City, the Best Place to Live and the Most Polite and Hospitable City in America. A must visit if you are looking for some southern charm.

Glass Beach, California, USA

Glass Beach, California, USA
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Glass beach is a tourist location in Fort Bragg, California. The beach is comprised primarily of weathered sea glass. The best picnic spot is said to be on the rocks and cliffs that overlook water.

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes
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In 2011, Good Morning America named the Sleeping Bear Dunes “The Most Beautiful Place in America”. This destination is both peaceful and serene. Summer activities include kayaking, swimming and picnics on the sugar sand beaches.

Pamukkule, Turkey

Pamukkule, Turkey
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Pamakkule means, “cotton castle” in Turkish. The site is home to seventeen hot springs, which range in temperature from luke warm to boiling hot. This is one of the most unique yet beautiful places on the list.

Aurora Borealis at the Arctic Circle

Aurora Borealis at the Arctic Circle
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Also known as the Northern Lights, this phenomenon occurs when discharged particles from the sun pass through the magnetic shield of the earth to create a breathtaking light display. This display can be best seen at the Arctic Circle. A must see spectacle before you die.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece
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Santorini is settled off the Aegean Sea. The white houses that span across this city are some of the photographed homes in the world. Its dramatic views and stunning sunsets make this city absolutely gorgeous.

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy
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Venice is composed of a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. The city is also known as the “floating city” and the “city of water”. This is a perfect city for couples as it has been know to be very romantic.

The Lau Archipelago, Fiji

The Lau Archipelago, Fiji
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This group of islands is defined both by its sunrise and its sunset. Of this chain of sixty islands, only 30 are inhabited. Though these islands are a challenge to get to, those who go are rewarded with a once in a lifetime view.

Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil

Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil
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Most commonly referred to as Rio, this city is the second largest in Brazil. Rio is known for its beaches and carnival celebrations. If you’re looking for a warm vacation spot, Rio is the place to go as it boasts an average yearly temperature of 73 degrees.

Fjordlands National Park, South Island, New Zealand

Fjordlands National Park, South Island, New Zealand
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This park is situated on the southwest corner on the South Island of New Zealand. Fjordlands is known for its ice-caved fiords, lakes and valleys, rugged granite tops and pristine mountain to sea vistas. Nestled in the park is the world famous Great Walk that spans throughout the park and offers amazing views.

Mount Everest

Mount Everest
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Most notably, Mount Everest is recognized for being the tallest mountain on earth. Every year, climbers attempt to reach the top of the mountain, but few succeed. Most people end up going to get a look at the beautiful snow covered mountains.

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy
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Tuscany is known for its unique landscapes and rich history. The city is surrounded by mountain chains and dominated by rolling hills. Tuscany is the backdrop for countless movies and the pictures tell the tale of its endless beauty.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, Arizona
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This canyon is the most photographed canyon in Southwest America. The canyon is divided into an upper and lower canyon. The upper canyon is referred to as The Crack, while the lower canyon is referred to as The Corkscrew. If you are looking for a one of a kind place, look no further than this destination.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. Several buildings from Portugal’s golden age still remain standing today. Its old school charm and mosaic pavements make this city special.

Bahamas Copperfield Bay- Musha Cay

Bahamas Copperfield Bay- Musha Cay
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Musha Cay is located about 85 miles southeast of the popular city Nassau. The island is actually named partly after David Copperfield, who owns the breathtaking island. Musha Cay is said to be the most luxurious and beautiful island in the Bahamas.

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France
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This city is nicknamed Sleeping Beauty. Wine enthusiasts flock to the city each year to consume both red and white wines. If you are looking for things to do we suggest taking a tour, as there are over 250 throughout this city.

Fire Island, NY

Fire Island, NY
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Fire Island is parallel to the south shore of Long Island. In the summer months, tourists flock to this quaint beach town. If you go, be sure hike the dunes or take a walk along the boardwalk.

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