The Best Things To Do In ‘Global Cities’ Around The World – TheTravel

The definition of a ‘global city’ is based mostly on its economy, and if one of these is on your list, here are the top things to do there.

The term “global city” was coined by the famous sociologist, Saskia Sassen. Her characteristics in defining the global cities were primarily economic. Additionally, these are the cities that are hubs of global finance and capitalism, in other words, cities which house massive stock exchanges and are highly globalized. This article is a guide on the things to enjoy in global cities around the world.

10 New York City

Aside from having the New York Stock Exchange, NYC is a city where the cost of living per month starts at $1, 374 per person. It is also known as the richest city in the world. Things to enjoy in New York include The Central Park, The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Strand Bookstore, NBC Studio Tours, Broadway shows, theatre performances, parks, and many more museums to explore. A trip to New York will not be complete without visiting the historic Statue of Liberty.

9 Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo has been known for its high quality and impressive electronic industry. It is where the main headquarters of Sony is operating as well as the Nikkei or Tokyo Stock Exchange. Tokyo is home to high-tech machines and technologies as well as fascinating neon lights coming from billboards and buildings. Sometimes, it is referred to as the district that never sleeps because of world-class restaurants and bars that are operating in Shinjuku Kabukicho. There are numerous alleys that make tourists feel like a local. The MORI Building Digital Art Museum is a must-visit attraction.

8 London, England

London, the capital city of England houses the Financial Stock Exchange and is a top destination for people with nursing degrees. When it comes to tourism, over 27 million tourists visit London each year. Attractions here are Hyde Park, the Westminster Abbey which is home to the popular Big Ben, the London Eye, galleries, museums, and beautiful streets to roam around. Tourists can also visit Buckingham Palace featuring 775 rooms and the largest Green Park.

7 Paris, France

The “City of Love” is where the popular Eiffel Tower resides, which attracts every tourist. There’s so much to do in Paris, from food trips to museums, galleries, and wonderful gardens. Famous attractions aside from the lovely Eiffel Tower include Musee du Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Le Marais, Jardin des Tuileries, and many more. A trip to Paris is also not complete without visiting top pastry shops with mouthwatering croissants and pain au chocolat and other exotic pastries.

6 Sydney, Australia

Sydney holds massive proportional capital among the cities in Australia. The city is popularly known for housing the Harbourfront Sydney Opera House. Sydney is also home to beautiful beaches and fascinating natural wonders and historical sites. Aside from the opera house, another iconic landmark in Sydney is the Harbour Bridge. The nightlife in the city is also very alive, where tourists that are into nightlife can enjoy bar-hopping. There are a lot of activities to do within the city, and many are child-friendly.

5 Singapore

Branded as one of the most expensive cities to visit in the world is Singapore, it is also known as Asia’s most competitive city for having a strong market and livability. The city provides great tourism services for any kind of traveler. There are plenty of things to do here such as enjoying the largest infinity pool on rooftops, exploring the world’s first safari park, and having calm and tranquil views of the wonderful gardens. Despite being a small country, Singapore features great attractions because of its good governance.

4 Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles is known as Hollywood’s home and where great movies are created. The cultural influence of Los Angeles is said to be a rival of the Big Apple. When it comes to tourism, the city also never disappoints. Things to enjoy here include a food trip in Smorgasburg LA, a food hub with numerous street food vendors. The city is also famous for its parks, lakes, beaches, galleries, gardens, and hiking spots. If Sydney has the Opera House, L.A boasts the twisted exterior of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

3 San Francisco, California

San Francisco is one of the global cities because it is home to the most powerful internet companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. One of the popular attractions in this city is The Golden Gate Bridge, it is already considered a landmark of San Francisco and has been declared as one of the modern wonders of the world. Things to enjoy include riding the San Francisco Cable Car System, visiting The Palace of Fine Arts, and plenty of other attractions to explore.

2 Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt has the qualities of a global city because it houses the European Central Bank. Bankenviertel is home to most of the tallest skyscrapers in Germany. The Old Town Center is the city’s most picturesque public square and has the busiest crossing lane. The Stadel Museum is one of the most important collections of art in Germany and spans the better part of seven centuries of works. There are more historical museums to explore here as well as impressive towers and natural wonders.

1 Shanghai, China

Shanghai Stock Exchange is the world’s fifth-largest stock exchange, and Shanghai plays an important part in the global economic supply chain, as China has become the world’s manufacturing center. When it comes to tourism, the city has so much to offer. The city offers unique and much more modern attractions to enjoy. Tourists can try the world’s fastest train or known as the Maglev. Aside from impressive attractions, the Chinese cuisine is also a must-try to complete the trip.

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