Of all the memorable holiday experiences, is there anything better than soaking up a stunning and unforgettable view? Probably not.
But if you want the best views, you’ll have to find the best (and biggest) buildings.
That’s exactly what this latest piece of research from BuildWorld is all about. Using data sourced from TripAdvisor, its researchers put together a bucket list travel resource on the buildings with the most beautiful views in the world.
Let’s see what iconic buildings made it onto the list
The best view in the world
Paris’ stand-out attraction, the Eiffel Tower, offers the best view in the world, according to the consensus on TripAdvisor.
The view from the top of the Tower is breathtaking. It’s a panoramic vista of this romantic European city and its landmarks, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre Museum, and the Seine River.
The best views in every country
Next up, BuildWorld’s research looked at the data country-by-country.
The Empire State Building was voted the building with the most incredible view in the USA. And it’s easy to see why. The view from the Empire State Building in New York City is awe-inspiring. From its towering height of 443 meters (1,454 feet), you can soak up New York’s iconic skyline and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the bustling streets that showcase the vibrant energy of the city.
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa deserves a mention. Voted as the building with the best view in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is also the tallest building in the world. It stands at a towering 828 meters; that’s an incredible view. On a clear day, you can see hundreds of miles of the surrounding city and desert landscape.
The best view in the USA
New York has three buildings in the top 10 list of US buildings with the best view. They are the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, and the One World Observatory.
Another famous building with scenic views is the Space Needle. This iconic landmark in Seattle is more than 180 meters tall and offers stunning views of Mount Rainier, Elliott Bay, and the downtown area. The Space Needle’s unique design features a rotating glass floor, allowing visitors to take in a full 360-view of the city.
The best views in every US state
The High Roller Casino is where you’ll see the best views in Nevada. It stands at a staggering height of 167.6 meters (550 feet), with breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding desert landscape.
New Hampshire is home to the Castle in the Clouds. With a name like that, it would always make it into this list. Also known as the Lucknow Estate, the Castle in the Clouds is a historic mansion situated atop a mountain. The view from the rooftop includes miles of surrounding lakes, epic mountains, and dense forests.
Best building views in the UK
London dominates the top 10 buildings with the best views in the UK. The London Eye, the Sky Garden, St Paul’s Cathedral, and The Shard all got the upvote on TripAdvisor.