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Burj Khalifa: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building and highest free-standing structure, standing more than 2,700 feet tall. This remarkable architectural marvel has more than 160 stories and provides breathtaking views of Dubai below. Visitors should book tickets to the world's highest observation deck, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY. Then, at twilight, head to the world's tallest lounge for afternoon tea or Champagne and canapes.

The Acropolis: Athens, Greece

Climb to the summit of this rocky hill in Athens to see the Acropolis, one of the most remarkable ruins of the ancient Greek civilisation. After that, explore the ruins to view the world-famous Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum is well worth a visit, as it houses rare antiquities and statues discovered from the Acropolis Rock. Visit during spring or fall shoulder seasons to enjoy cooler weather and fewer tourists.

Petra: Jordan

This ancient "Lost City" is located about 160 miles south of Jerusalem and is one of the world's most stunning archaeological sites - and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Between the fourth century B.C. and A.D. 106, Petra was recognised as the affluent capital of the Nabataean Kingdom, and the city displays intricate architecture in its tombs and temples, as well as a sophisticated water management system. Hire a professional guide for the most educational experience. Remember to wear comfortable shoes when exploring Petra; the walk between the city's Treasury and Monastery will take almost two hours.

Blue Domes of Oia: Santorini, Greece

Numerous images of Santorini feature the famed blue-domed churches of Oia, the Church of the Resurrection (Anastasi) and Saint Spyridon (Agios Spyridon). The magnificent cliffside hamlet of Oia is located on the island's northwest coast and is one of Greece's most photographed attractions. Wind across the island's signature white and pastel-coloured structures and cottages. Set your GPS to 36.461245, 25.375832 for the finest photo opportunity and view of the churches.

Tulum: Mexico

Tulum is a popular tourist resort in Mexico, known for its Riviera Maya beaches, closeness to the Caribbean Sea, and UNESCO-designated Mayan ruins. It's only 80 miles south of Cancun and is as calm and laid-back as the city, but it also offers plenty of boutique hotels and restaurants. The magnificent ancient site, which features multiple white limestone temples and carvings set against a backdrop of blue sea and sky, dates from the sixth century and is in excellent condition. You can stay in Tulum or stay at one of Cancun's premier hotels, such as Le Blanc Spa Resort, and then take a day trip to Tulum Archaeological Site or the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.

Walt Disney World Resort: Orlando, Florida

In 2019, Orlando welcomed 75 million visitors, with approximately 21 million visiting the Magic Kingdom, according to some estimates. It's the centrepiece of a 40-square-mile park that includes Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios with Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, two water parks, railways, more than 25 hotels, and the dreams of millions of people worldwide. It's home to Mickey Mouse, beloved Disney film characters, and the iconic Cinderella Castle.

Jemaa el-Fna: Marrakech, Morocco

This bustling bazaar, known as the crossroads of the world, houses orange juice kiosks under sun umbrellas, horse-drawn carriages, and wise snake charmers. After dusk, the smoke of grilled meat swirls around fluorescent-lit food vendors while dancers and fortune tellers entertain the crowd at Jemaa el-Fna. You'll pass through this square in the centre of Marrakech's ancient medina, whether shopping in the souk, stopping for mint tea, or exploring the old mosques and madrassas. For an insider's view, book a private tour and spend the night at Le Jardins De La Koutoubia, which features four restaurants, a spa, and a pool.

Zócalo: Mexico City, Mexico

Zócalo, a massive square in Mexico City's Centro Historico, is ideal for individuals who enjoy local excitement. Stop to admire politicians hurrying to their offices and street vendors selling toys, snacks, and the Mexican flag. To the north, visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was built on the remnants of the Aztec Templo Mayor. There is no shortage of art, from Diego Rivera murals at the Ministry of Education to ornately tiled cafes, museums, and several traditional bakeries offering colourful Mexican sweets. Visitors can also visit the Frida Kahlo Museum, the National Palace, and the Teotihuacan pre-Columbian pyramids. For its ideal location and amenities, recent visitors choose the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City and The St. Regis Mexico City.