These 25 Tourist Favorites Are Totally Worth It Sure, these iconic destinations are mentioned in every travel guide. Sure, they're teeming with tourists. But we firmly believe that some spots are on the beaten path for a good reason. Here, the 25 travel classics that Budget Travelers can't (and shouldn't!) resist. Budget Travel Friday, Aug 7, 2015, 10:00 AM "The Great Wall, but off the beaten path." —Anita Ziegner (Courtesy davidspiel/myBudgetTravel) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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These 25 Tourist Favorites Are Totally Worth It

Sure, these iconic destinations are mentioned in every travel guide. Sure, they're teeming with tourists. But we firmly believe that some spots are on the beaten path for a good reason. Here, the 25 travel classics that Budget Travelers can't (and shouldn't!) resist.

  • The Great Wall of China
  • People under the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
  • A view of Versailles from the gardens
  • The Acropolis in Athens
  • Café du Monde in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Chichen Itza ruins in Mexico
  • Sunrise on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Blarney Castle in Ireland
  • The U.S. Capitol Building
  • Hula dancer entertains the crowd on Kuhio Beach on Oahu, Hawaii
  • Gondolas in Venice
  • Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  • The Roman Colosseum in the light of sunset in Rome, Italy.
  • The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor
  • Uluru Ayers Rock in the Australian Outback
  • Romes Trevi Fountain
  • Pyramids of Egypt
  • Flowers at Elvis grave at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Stonehenge in the United Kingdom
  • Gaudis art in Barcelona, Spain
  • The Tower of London
  • The Sound of Music in Salzburg, Austria
  • The Space Needle in Seattle
  • The Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin, Germany

"The Great Wall, but off the beaten path." —Anita Ziegner

(Courtesy davidspiel/myBudgetTravel)

"There's still something magical about the Eiffel Tower." —@MSNLocalEdition

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"Pisa. Go in knowing that you're there for the obligatory picture of you pushing or leaning on the tower. Where else is there one like it?" —@amy_veenstra

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"Versailles. I've never been but am planning to go next spring. I'm a historian though, so it is of particular interest to me." —Caroline Dover Wilson

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"The Acropolis in Athens." —Cindy Ackerman Hovland

(Courtesy tsanta/myBudgetTravel)

"I think Café du Monde, though touristy, in New Orleans is still worth the visit." —@JLDumont6

(Courtesy mirelisp/myBudgetTravel)

"Chichen Itza. It is truly remarkable and worth the drive." —Addy Bailey

(Courtesy Akwinelvr/myBudgetTravel)

"Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro." —Shash Yázh

(Courtesy ricmatts/myBudgetTravel)

"Blarney Castle. The grounds around the castle are just gorgeous." —Sara O'Bryan Thompson

(Courtesy cjdrich/myBudgetTravel)

"The U.S. Capitol building. Take the tour. The new video is awesome." —Terrica M. Gibson

(Courtesy Flightdirector/myBudgetTravel)

"Hit up the luaus on Oahu, Polynesian Cultural Center, Paradise Cove. You have a show and you eat traditional Hawaiian food. They're worth the price of admission." —Barbara Palaith-Newson

(Courtesy Ray_from_LA/Flickr)

"Gondola rides in Venice. A "touristy" thing to do but so worth it!" —JaMeka Tyler Ramnath

(Courtesy Kaeli Conforti)

"Angkor Wat, Cambodia. So spectacular!" —@mrsptravels

(Courtesy Abdul Mirza/myBudgetTravel)

"I did a tour of the Colosseum and some of the ruins. My brother was against it, but we got to see and learn about things that we otherwise wouldn't have known! Totally worth it." —Krista Martin

(Courtesy StanBike/myBudgetTravel)

"The Statue of Liberty." —Sara O'Bryan Thompson

(Courtesy Coolcameragirl/myBudgetTravel)

"Uluru [Ayers Rock in the Australian Outback]." —Jennifer Filipowski

(Courtesy loua71/myBudgetTravel)

"The Trevi Fountain in Rome." —Carolyn Hopkins

(Courtesy dmg33/myBudgetTravel)

"The Pyramids [of Egypt]." —Kelly Hoffman

(Courtesy SusanHalay/myBudgetTravel)

"Graceland. Mainly because I haven't been yet (next summer!) and I'm obsessed." —Ami Kamara

(Courtesy ianloic/Flickr)

"Stonehenge. Totally worth the photo op!" —Erin Roush

(Courtesy davidspiel/myBudgetTravel)

"The double-decker tour buses in Barcelona. Totally worth the long line to get on." —Kelly Schott

(Courtesy Olney20866/myBudgetTravel)

"The Tower of London. Been there three times with three different people and loved it every time." —Colleen Fitzwater DePietro

(Courtesy ericstassen/myBudgetTravel)

"The Sound of Music bus tour in Salzburg (it doesn't get much more tourist trappy than that!) and I loved it!" —

(Courtesy jasminejennyjen/Flickr)

"The Space Needle in Seattle." —Crystal Wishart

(Courtesy zoonabar/Flickr)

"The Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin. Huge queues but worth it." —Fiona Thompson

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