The fear of heights phobia is called acrophobia, a very common phobia that affects up to 6% of the global population. If you’re not one of these people, and instead you love venturing to new heights, this list of worldwide attractions might be for you. We have compiled a list of just some of the worldwide attractions that may just peak your interest if you enjoy taking your feet off the ground and seeing the world from a new perspective.
- The 360 Chicago Observation Deck
This amazing attraction offers only the best views from the peak of the former John Hancock Centre, showing the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. This attraction is placed 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile, and offers fantastic downward-facing views you wouldn’t get elsewhere. The TILT is made using patent glazing, and is incredibly safe.
Tickets are offered all year round, and special events are held frequently, so there’s always something interesting to do at the 360 Chicago Observation Deck!
- The A’DAM Lookout
The A’DAM Lookout is not for those with a fear of heights phobia. This strictly thrill-seeker attraction dangles you 100 metres above the ground and swings you back and forth over the edge of the tower with Amsterdam below your feet. It’s easy to spot the famous canals, the city centre and the port from the A’DAM Lookout.
Open until the late hours of the evening, you can get a full view of Amsterdam in daylight, or view the glistening city lights once it gets dark. Regardless, this experience is another of the invaluable worldwide attractions.
- The Burj Khalifa
Perhaps one of the most famous, and definitely the tallest worldwide attraction on our list, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, making it an essential attraction for any unacrophobic tourist. Based in Dubai, this building stretches an eye-watering 828 metres tall and boasts a phenomenal 163 floors, 160 of which are habitable. The Lounge and restaurant spread across four floors, making it the tallest lounge on the planet.
This is definitely one of those attractions you can’t miss if you enjoy reaching new heights.
- The Shard
Although not the tallest building in the UK, The Shard is definitely one of the most well-known buildings in London. Standing at 310 metres, The Shard has a variety of things to do inside, including several restaurants and bars and London’s highest public viewing gallery. With 26 floors, a gym, the Sky Boutique, several viewing platforms and amazing views from every angle, The Shard is a must if you’re visiting London.
Unusually shaped and priced to match the luxury inside, The Shard is one of the many perfect worldwide attractions to visit if you’re going on an adventure.
- The STRAT Hotel
Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination with many things to do and places to visit, including The STRAT Hotel. This hotel is unique in that there is an actual roller coaster on top of the hotel. The SkyPod is over 900 feet high, and is one of five extreme thrill rides, including The SkyJump, Big Shot, X Scream and Insanity. Las Vegas is wild and spares no expense in providing the most amazing worldwide attractions on the planet.
So if you’re near Las Vegas, visiting the STRAT Hotel is definitely recommended.
- The Eiffel Tower Champagne Bar
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most known worldwide attractions. It’s rich history and position as a French Landmark has garnered it quite the reputation. Standing at 330m, the Eiffel Tower boasts the Champage Bar at 900 feet, which overlooks Paris from all directions and provides an unforgettable experience to those who make a reservation there. The height will have your knees knocking, but if you enjoy high experiences, this one won’t scare you away. The bar offers all types of beverages and even has a choice of caviar!
The Eiffel Tower is an unmissable tourist attraction when you visit France. Just make sure to book a reservation!