Travel should be more than crossing attractions off a bucket list. It should be an opportunity to see some truly magnificent — and surprising — parts of the world.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of lesser-visited destinations, whether they are natural or man-made spectacles, hidden wonders, or points of breathtaking scenery.
From a neon green lake in New Zealand to a hotel made of ice in Canada, here are our top 75.
Methodology: We have considered the number of current traveller reviews on TripAdvisor to rank the attractions in this list, from those with the most to least visitors. Have we missed any under-the-radar spots? Let us know in the comments.
Will Heilpern and Edith Hancock contributed to this story, including an earlier version focused on Europe.
75. Go surfing in Munich, Germany, where city-based surfers take their boards to the Eisbach, a small man-made river in Englischer Garten park.
74. Weave through the world’s longest hedge maze at Wiltshire’s Longleat Maze, which measures nearly two miles.
73. In Prague, take a funicular up Petrin Hill to stroll through a verdant rose and lavender garden. While there, climb the Petrin Tower — a 210-foot-tall steel structure often called Prague’s “little” Eiffel Tower — for beautiful city views.