When you finally get a chance to visit the destinations on your bucket list that you have always dreamt of, unfortunately, there are also thousands like you who want to visit the same places at the same time you do. Here’s how you can avoid people as much as possible in some of the world’s greatest attractions to make your trip no less than memorable.
1. The Colosseum, Rome, Italy
There’s going to be an enormous crowd on the first Sunday of every month as many museums and historical sites offer free entry on this day. Don’t plan your trip on religious holidays and opt to travel during the winter season.
2. Niagara Falls, Canada or the US
The Canadian side is considered to be not only way better, safer, and cleaner, but it also has far fewer crowds when compared to the US side. There’s also more fun this side with more hotels and much more to see.
3. Hollywood, Los Angeles
The walk of fame is so underwhelming. Instead, you can take a ride into the Hollywood Hills or go on a sunset trip. Don’t waste your time waiting in a queue at popular nightclubs, you can take help from locals to explore the best places in the neighbourhood.
4. Taj Mahal, Agra
Taj Mahal’s gate stays shut every Friday. The gate opens at sunrise and it’s the perfect time to avoid the crowd. December and January are usually very busy. Visit during the off-season if you can handle the heat. Go to Mehtab Bagh park for an uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal and you can click a perfect sunset photo there.
5. The Eiffel Tower, Paris
If you think the Eiffel Tower selfie is a must in a Parisian vacation package, there’s going to be huge crowd trying to do the same thing. Head to the Pont de Bir-Hakeim on the Île aux Cygnes for a superior view and a perfect picture that isn’t photobombed by strangers.
6. Walt Disney World, Florida
There are fewer chances of waiting in a queue if you avoid visiting on weekends. If you choose to stay at a Disneyland resort hotel, you get to enter the park an hour before the crowd. Reach early and head to the most popular rides first which are known to have the longest queues.
7. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
Climbing up the tower is the best thing to do to avoid the crowd and you can book tickets online for entry in advance. The view from the top is worth the hassle.
8. La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
It is most crowded between July and September. Book tickets online to avoid the crowd, they are available up to two months in advance. Sagrada remains open to visitors on Mondays even though most of the other museums of Barcelona stay shut on Mondays and holidays.