Biggest Tourist Attractions for 2021

Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Written By: Sally Norton

Tourists are always looking for inspiration and searching for the most iconic sites to visit around the world. If you are wondering what the biggest tourist attractions for 2021 are and what to put on your travel bucket list for this year, consider the following destinations.

Niagara Falls, USA/Canada

Niagara Falls are located on the border of New York and Ontario, Canada, attracting many tourists each year. They are a set of three incredible waterfalls, which are very accessible. You can walk up to the edge of the falls, stroll along, or take a boat tour for a close-up look. There’s also a possibility for a bird’s-eye view from the Skylon Tower. If you visit this attraction at night, you can see the falls illuminated with different colors. Those visiting in winter will also see the mist rising into the sky above the falls, creating a unique setting.

Niagara waterfalls

Niagara Falls are equally majestic in all seasons and all times of day.

Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando ranks high on many families’ to-do lists, and it’s among the most-visited theme parks in the world. The Fantasyland includes spectacular amusement rides such as family-friendly roller coasters. This Magic Kingdom is where you can experience the Jungle Cruise, Space Mountain, Disney character parade, spectacular fireworks at night, and a bunch of other attractions for all ages.

Golden Gate National Recreational Area, San Francisco, California

Golden Gate National Recreational Area is where you’ll find stunning beaches, cliffs, hills, and forts. If you’re a lover of the outdoors, this area will be perfect for you. You can admire towering redwood trees and engage in many available activities such as swimming, whale-watching, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. This scenic area also includes famous historical landmarks such as Alcatraz prison and the Presidio - an 18th-century military post.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The colossal statue of Christ the Redeemer is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the largest Art Deco-style sculpture in the world. It’s set atop the summit of Corcovado Mountain within the Tijuca National Park. To reach it and appreciate fantastic views of the city, you have to take a short train ride up the mountain, and then climb over 200 steps. There’s also easier access available to visitors - panoramic elevators and escalators.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you dream of being among the clouds, you should definitely visit the tallest tower in the world - the Burj Khalifa. You will enjoy the majestic view of the city’s skyline and Arabian Gulf from the observation deck at 1820 ft. Watching a sunset from the 154th floor is one of the best experiences you can have in a lifetime.

Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai

Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world and therefore one of the best tourist attractions for 2021.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey is one of the best destinations you can visit right now. Start with Istanbul – the city that lies on two continents. Grand Bazaar is among its main attractions, dating back to the 15th century and still holding the attention of tourists. Its vaulted walkways are full of colorful surprises and eye-catching products, such as:

  • Decorative hand-painted ceramics
  • Oriental-style lamps and lanterns
  • Intricately patterned carpets
  • Copperware
  • Gold Byzantine-style jewelry
  • Cushions, pillows, and other textiles
  • Fashion accessories
  • Quality leather goods
  • Spice and Turkish delight sweets

Grand Bazaar is a place where you can have the most fascinating shopping experiences and test your bargain-hunting skills.

Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Paris is home to some of the top tourist attractions in Europe and the world’s largest museum – the Louvre. It’s truly an art lover’s wonderland, known for its glass pyramid entrance and more than 35,000 masterworks from the greatest artists that have ever lived. The highlight of this museum is Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Even if you are not a fan of museums, this one will amaze you! It has an unparalleled collection of items covering the full spectrum of art through different ages.

Louvre Museum in Paris, France

Louvre is an art lover's paradise where you can spend an entire day and still wish to explore more.

Canal Grande, Venice, Italy

Tourists are often dreaming of Italy, where many of the biggest tourist attractions for 2021 are located. One of them is Canal Grande - Venice’s main water thoroughfare. If you book a boat tour, you can enjoy the views of centuries-old Renaissance palaces, grand churches, gorgeous hotels, and the colorful spectacle of famous gondolas.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro is a majestic mountain with the highest peak in Africa and one of the biggest tourist attractions for 2021. It’s also a dormant volcano and one of the most recognizable symbols of the continent. You have probably already seen its snowcapped peak as a backdrop of famous photographs of wild animals that roam in National Park areas. This beautiful mountain can be seen from afar while you’re on a safari. Yet, the brave ones can take a multi-day hike to the top of it and enjoy the incredible views firsthand.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Surrounded by jungle and partially overgrown with giant trees and roots, the ancient structures of the Angkor complex are one truly amazing sight to see. Wandering through Angkor Wat might even make you feel like you’ve entered another era. This is one of the most impressive sites you can visit in Asia.

Moving internationally

Tourists are known to fall in love with one place and constantly think about coming back. Some of them are fortunate and brave enough to make a big decision and move to their favorite location in the world, wherever it may be. If you are moving internationally, it’s crucial to have everything planned and ready on time. Make detailed to-do lists related to your relocation and accept help from friends and family members. Be methodical when packing your items and protect them carefully to ensure they are safe during transport. If you want the whole process to be as stress-free as possible, you can always hire an experienced moving company and rely entirely on them.


This list of the biggest tourist attractions for 2021 could go on for a while. Even though you might not be able to visit all of them this year, remember that you have a lifetime ahead of you to plan many exciting trips and check off so many things from your bucket list. Enjoy it!