Frequent travel is pretty much on everyone’s to do list. Whether you’re flying solo or exploring with a travel group, the exhilaration and sense of adventure you feel when visiting a new city is unlike any other experience. But being a constant traveler can leave you few options as you continue to cross popular locations off your list. Continuing to feed your need for exploration will require getting creative and finding places that are less known to the common tourist. If you’re looking for new stops to add to your passport, check out this list of 7 truly unique cities to visit.
This color-splashed city is a beautiful, little known gem tucked away in the Rif Mountains of Morocco. The streets of Chefchaouen are lined with red roof tops and blue-stained buildings. Chefchaouen is the perfect balance between backpackers, modern convenience, and old-world charm.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
If you like traveling far and wide for one singularly beautiful relic, Mostar should be your next destination. Mostar, a city in southern Bosnia, is known for its old historic bridge, called the Stari Most. Iconic to the area, Star Most crosses the beautiful Neretva river, making for scenic view that is worth the journey to see it.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Maritime museums and gleaming ports are what’s in store in the Netherlands’s second largest city of Rotterdam. This city is filled with history and rich with beautiful, modern architecture. There is also a vibrant nightlife scene and sophisticated shopping areas.
This uniquely designed city is literally etched into the sides of mountains, with cave hotels, cave eateries and homes carved out of limestone. One of the most interesting places in the world, Matera has a dark, storied past, and has an air of remote un-discovery.
Dubbed one of Sweden’s best summer towns, Smögen is a beautiful natural respite with an equally cosmopolitan offering. Lively bars and a buzzing boardwalk will keep you entertained throughout your stay. If you are looking to connect with nature, Smogen’s cliffed mountains are there for exploring.
Located in China, Sichuan is home to the 233 foot tall Leshan Giant Buddha. Carved into the side of a mountain in the 8th century, this gigantic Buddha is one of the largest in the entire world. This Chinese city is definitely a worth destination.
A miniature island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius offers beautiful views and incredible weather to all its lucky travelers. Its endless blue shores are perfect for water sport enthusiasts and beach loungers alike. Within the town, there are plenty of historic and authentic attractions to see, like churches, street vendors, mosques and more.