The Coolest Places to Spend Your Next Vacation 

Ashley Reign
Updated March 27, 2019 1.6k votes 421 voters 23.8k views 27 items

List Rules Vote for the strangest places on the list

Sick of the same old vacation spots? Wish you could find a place a little more exciting to experience your next adventure? If so, we can help! We’ve compiled a whole list of weird places on Earth you can visit. So toss out those theme park brochures and forget about blowing one more day at a crowded tourist trap, because we’ve got some of the most unique vacation destinations the planet has to offer.

Among the interesting destinations, you’ll find everything from natural wonders to places that have been shrouded in mystery for centuries. Rather than laying around reading a book on some crowded beach, why not visit the fairy tale-like forest that legend says was once walked by Robin Hood and King Arthur? Why settle for the magic of two hour lines at Disneyland when you can see a well that turns objects into stone, supposedly after being cursed by an Elizabethan witch? Whether you’re looking experience adventure, history, or the hidden beauties of Mother Nature, this list of weird places to visit is perfect for you.

So broaden your horizons with a look at some of the most interesting places you’ve never heard of. Whether you ever actually get to visit these weird places or not, sometimes it can just be nice to know that there’s always an out of the ordinary spot out there, just waiting for you to escape to.
This Out-of-This-World Paradise
This Out-of-This-World P... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Coolest Places to Spend Your Next Vacation

As it turns out, paradise has actually been tucked away in the mountains of Guatemala all this time. Though accessible only by the bravest of four-wheel vehicle drivers, the Semuc Champey natural monument offers visitors breathtaking turquoise pools, underground waterfalls, and some of the most stunning views in the world.

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This Dreamy, Swimable Sinkhole
This Dreamy, Swimable Si... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Coolest Places to Spend Your Next Vacation
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In the mood for one of the most unique dips of your life? Check out Dzitnup Cenote, in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula for a gorgeous sinkhole which locals treat like a community swimming pool.  
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This Rainbow-Walled Underground Oasis
This Rainbow-Walled Unde... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Coolest Places to Spend Your Next Vacation
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China's Reed Flute Cave in Guangxi has been called "the Palace of Natural Arts" due to its stunning rock formations of different colors and forms. The cave also boasts several ink inscriptions dating back to the 8th century.

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This Gorgeous Fairy Playground
This Gorgeous Fairy Play... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Coolest Places to Spend Your Next Vacation
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Not only is St. Nectan's Kieve in Cornwall, England absolutely gorgeous, it's believed by many to be the gathering place of fairies and other mythical folk. 
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